Laviska Shenault Jr.

Carolina Panthers
Wide Receiver #10
Carolina Panthers
Wide Receiver #10

Laviska Shenault Jr. News

Scores twice this season

Shenault caught 27 of 32 targets for 272 yards and a touchdown in 13 games this season. He also rushed nine times for 65 yards and another score.

Analysis: Shenault was traded from the Jaguars prior to Week 1. Although he was inactive for Carolina's first two games, Shenault scored a 67-yard touchdown on his team debut. While he had two more plays of 40-plus yards during the season, the strong-running Shenault didn't produce much overall as a reserve receiver in an underwhelming offense, enduring a dip after starting his career with consecutive campaigns of over 650 scrimmage yards.. With 2023 being the final year of his rookie contract, the former second-round pick will strive to expand his role as the Panthers potentially introduce a new coaching staff and starting quarterback this offseason.

Jan 11, 2023 5:30 PM EST

Gets three touches

Shenault caught two of three targets for 13 yards and rushed once for seven yards in Sunday's 30-24 loss to the Buccaneers.

Analysis: Shenault struggled to make an impact while fellow depth wideout Shi Smith enjoyed his best game of the season, catching four targets for 70 yards and a score. To end the campaign, Shenault will face a Saints defense that he caught two passes for 90 yards and a touchdown against while making his Panthers debut in Week 3.

Jan 2, 2023 1:01 PM EST

Gets three looks

Shenault caught all three of his targets for 53 yards in Week 16's 37-23 win over the Lions.

Analysis: Shenault's output included a long gain of 43 yards. After finishing his last game with no touches, Shenault rebounded well Saturday and now sports three plays of 40-plus yards from his depth wideout role.

Dec 26, 2022 6:20 AM EST

No touches Sunday

Shenault didn't catch his only target in Sunday's 24-16 loss to the Steelers.

Analysis: Shenault suited up despite being listed with a shoulder injury during the week. Ultimately, though, he only featured for 13 offensive snaps, enabling Shi Smith to assume third-wideout duties for the Panthers.

Dec 19, 2022 6:42 AM EST

Cleared to play vs. Pittsburgh

Shenault (shoulder) is active for Sunday's game against the Steelers.

Analysis: Shenault was listed as questionable heading into the weekend after the shoulder issue limited his participation in practices Wednesday through Friday, but the versatile wideout ultimately received the green light for Sunday. In the two games since Sam Darnold took over as Carolina's starting quarterback, Shenault has accrued six receptions for 50 yards on six targets while carrying twice for nine yards.

Dec 18, 2022 8:42 AM EST

Questionable to face Pittsburgh

Shenault (shoulder) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Steelers.

Analysis: Shenault has made a couple huge plays for the Panthers this year but still hasn't seen more than 42 percent of snaps or six targets in any one game. He took more work from No. 3 receiver Shi Smith the past couple weeks, so it's possible Shenault takes the job for himself at some point before the end of the season if his shoulder checks out. Either way, there's no real path to more than four or five targets per game.

Dec 16, 2022 10:06 AM EST

Remains limited Thursday

Shenault (shoulder) was limited at Thursday's practice.

Analysis: For a second straight day, Shenault operated with a cap on his reps due to a shoulder issue. There's been no indication he's in danger of sitting out Sunday against the Steelers, a notion that may be confirmed as soon as the Panthers post their final Week 15 injury report Friday.

Dec 15, 2022 11:32 AM EST

Leads team in receiving

Shenault caught all four of his targets for 31 yards and rushed once for seven yards in Sunday's 30-24 win over the Seahawks.

Analysis: Shenault led Carolina in all major receiving categories, as starting wideouts DJ Moore and Terrace Marshall combined for just one catch for 18 yards. Although Shenault's production wasn't anything particularly special, he's grown into a more consistent role lately, garnering at least four touches in three of his last four outings. In an underwhelming passing attack, however, Shenault's overall stock remains restricted.

Dec 11, 2022 5:24 PM EST

Gets three touches

Shenault caught both of his targets for 19 yards and rushed once for two yards in Sunday's 23-10 win over the Broncos.

Analysis: Shenault trailed only starters DJ Moore and Terrace Marshall in snaps among Carolina's receivers, as teammate Shi Smith surprisingly didn't feature on offense at all. While Smith dealt with illness earlier in the week, the playing time distribution between he and Shenault could prove worthwhile to monitor once the Panthers return from their bye week.

Nov 28, 2022 8:19 AM EST

Makes four grabs

Shenault caught all four of his targets for seven yards in Sunday's 13-3 loss to the Ravens.

Analysis: Shenault played only 16 offensive snaps, contributing minimally after last week's 59 scrimmage yards and a touchdown. Despite his big-play ability, Shenault's usage isn't consistent enough to offer very dependable weekly value.

Nov 22, 2022 2:24 AM EST

Scores in win

Shenault caught three of four targets for 17 yards and rushed twice for 42 yards and a touchdown in Thursday night's 25-15 win over the Falcons.

Analysis: Shenault took a lateral 41 yards to the house for the first touchdown of the game. He ultimately played nearly 40 percent of Carolina's offensive snaps, marking a big increase from Week 9 and trailing only starting wideouts DJ Moore and Terrace Marshall. Although his usage and playmaking has been sporadic since joining the Panthers this season, Shenault's versatility and upside was on display in Thursday's victory.

Nov 12, 2022 12:50 AM EST

Sheds injury designation

Shenault (illness) was a full participant in practice Tuesday, Darin Gantt of the Panthers' official site reports.

Analysis: Shenault was a DNP on the team's estimated practice report Monday but with the team holding an actual practice Tuesday, he was able to participate in full. He should be good to go Thursday against the Falcons.

Nov 8, 2022 1:08 PM EST

Questionable on estimated report

Shenault (illness) is listed as questionable on Monday's estimated injury report, Darin Gantt of the the Panthers' official site reports.

Analysis: As is the norm, Carolina didn't practice in full Monday, so Shenault's status is an estimation. It's unclear what type of illness he's dealing with, but given that the Panthers play Thursday, there's a possibility that the issue could impact his availability for the team's Week 10 clash against Atlanta. Shenault hasn't been a big part of Carolina's passing game this season, and he logged only three offensive snaps in Sunday's loss against Cincinnati.

Nov 7, 2022 3:08 PM EST

Plays three snaps

Shenault didn't catch his only target but rushed twice for six yards in Sunday's 42-21 loss to the Bengals.

Analysis: Shenault was the focus of all three of his offensive snaps, but his limited playing time restricts his value going into Week 10's Thursday night game versus the Falcons.

Nov 7, 2022 11:58 AM EST

Five catches in Week 8

Shenault caught five of six targets for 26 yards in Sunday's 37-34 overtime loss to the Falcons.

Analysis: Shenault ranked third on the team in targets behind DJ Moore (12) and Terrace Marshall (nine). His hamstring is back to full health, but Shenault's impact has been minimal outside of a 67-yard touchdown in Week 3.

Oct 30, 2022 2:55 PM EST

Off Week 8 injury report

Shenault (hamstring) doesn't have an injury designation heading into Sunday's game against the Falcons.

Analysis: Shenault's good to go after practicing fully Friday. He played just two offensive snaps while trying to play through the injury last week, but Shenault could have a larger role Sunday against a banged up Falcons secondary in a Panthers passing game that lacks an established No. 2 wide receiver behind DJ Moore after trading away Robbie Anderson.

Oct 28, 2022 9:20 AM EST

Limited again Thursday

Shenault (hamstring) was listed as a limited participant on the Panthers' practice report Thursday, Darin Gantt of the Panthers' official site reports.

Analysis: Shenault was deemed questionable with a hamstring injury heading into Sunday's win over the Buccaneers, and he ultimately played just two offensive snaps in the contest. Now, the 23-year-old was limited in practice for the second day in a row to start Week 7, once again leaving his availability up in the air. Shenault will have one more practice to increase his activity before Sunday's tilt against the Falcons.

Oct 27, 2022 12:27 PM EST

Limited Wednesday

Shenault was a limited participant during Wednesday's practice due to a hamstring issue.

Analysis: Shenault missed Weeks 5 and 6 due to a hamstring injury and only played two offensive snaps during Week 7, catching his lone target for eight yards. It's unclear if he aggravated his previous issue, or the team is simply being cautious. Regardless, Shenault will have two more opportunities to log a full session before the team needs to make a decision on his status for Sunday's matchup against the Falcons.

Oct 26, 2022 12:15 PM EST

Still carving out a niche

Shenault made one catch for eight yards on his only target in Sunday's 21-3 win over the Buccaneers on Sunday.

Analysis: Shenault only played two snaps on offense, but he made them count by getting on the stat sheet. The 24-year-old is still trying to find a clear role in the Panthers' offense after being a late addition to the team, then dealing with a hamstring injury. With the departure of Robbie Anderson to the Cardinals, Shenault could still earn a bigger role moving forward. as he did have an impressive debut in Week 3, scoring a 67-yard touchdown against the Saints. He'll work to get more involved Sunday against the Falcons.

Oct 25, 2022 12:07 PM EST

Playing in Week 7

Shenault (hamstring) is listed as active Sunday against the Buccaneers, Darin Gantt of the Panthers' official site reports.

Analysis: Since landing in Carolina from Jacksonville in late August, Shenault didn't play with his new team until Week 3 and missed the last two games due to a strained right hamstring, but after following an LP/LP/FP practice regimen during Week 7 prep, he's again available to the offense. While DJ Moore will be the top wide receiver for current starting quarterback PJ Walker, Shenault will be in the mix for targets with the likes of Shi Smith, Terrace Marshall and Rashard Higgins.

Oct 23, 2022 8:40 AM EST

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