Shelton Gibson

Carolina Panthers
Wide Receiver #18
Carolina Panthers
Wide Receiver #18

Shelton Gibson News

Released from practice squad

Gibson was cut from Carolina's practice squad Monday, Alaina Getzenberg of The Charlotte Observer reports.

Analysis: In a corresponding move, the Panthers signed wideout Ventell Bryant to fill Gibson's spot on the practice squad. The West Virginia hasn't suited up for an NFL game since making 15 appearances for the Eagles the season after Philadelphia's Super-Bowl run of 2017-2018.

Dec 14, 2020 4:23 PM EST

Back with Carolina's practice squad

Gibson singed with Carolina's practice squad Friday.

Analysis: Gibson was waived from the team's practice squad two weeks ago but has now returned. He'll hope to stick this time around and hopefully work his way up to the game day roster after the team comes out of its Week 13 bye.

Dec 4, 2020 10:12 AM EST

Let go from practice squad

Gibson was released from the Panthers' practice squad Friday, Alaina Getzenberg of The Charlotte Observer reports.

Analysis: Carolina elected to bring in Gibson on Nov. 2, adding him to the team's practice squad after Washington cut ties with the 26-year-old Sept. 17. All 20 of Gibson's regular-season appearances have come with the Eagles, with his last game played being Philadelphia's 17-9 wild-card loss to Seattle on Jan 5. The West Virginia product will now seek NFL opportunity elsewhere.

Nov 20, 2020 3:07 PM EST

Joins Carolina's practice squad

Gibson signed to the Panthers' practice squad Monday, Myles Simmons of the Panthers' official site reports.

Analysis: The 25-year-old spent the first week of the season on Washington's practice squad, and he now has another opportunity midway through the season. Gibson last saw game action with the Eagles in 2015, catching one pass for 48 yards in 15 games.

Nov 2, 2020 3:44 PM EST

Jettisoned from practice squad

Washington released Gibson from the practice squad Thursday.

Analysis: Gibson spent just over a week on Washington's practice squad before being cut. Given Gibson's NFL experience, particularly on special teams, he should be able to earn an opportunity with another organization.

Sep 17, 2020 2:26 PM EST

Inks practice-squad deal

Washington signed Gibson to the practice squad Monday, Ben Standig of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Gibson wasn't with the team during training camp, and he hasn't played an NFL game since the 2019 season with Philadelphia. Washington is rostering just five receivers to start the season, so Gibson will act as depth in case of injury.

Sep 7, 2020 10:43 AM EST

Let go by Eagles

Gibson was cut by Philadelphia on Sunday.

Analysis: The 25-year-old's only appearance in 2019 came in the playoffs, logging 13 totals snaps in the Eagles' loss to Seattle. The West Viriginia product also added three catches for 59 yards across 20 games in his three-year career with the Eagles. Gibson will look elsewhere, but has plenty of NFL experience to make another roster around the league.

Jul 26, 2020 2:03 PM EST

Makes only appearance in playoffs

Gibson played in just one game during the 2019 season, logging two offensive and 11 special teams snaps in the Eagles' Wild Card loss to Seattle.

Analysis: Prior to rejoining the Eagles for the postseason, Gibson had been on the Browns practice squad all year. His only contribution was drawing a pass interference penalty on the team's last drive of the game. With Philadelphia almost certain to get healthier while also prioritizing their receiving corps in the offseason, it is likely the 24-year-old will be employed on someone's practice squad again in 2020.

Feb 5, 2020 1:20 PM EST

Inks deal with Philly

Gibson (ankle) signed with the Eagles on Wednesday, Eliot Shorr-Parks of Sports Radio 94 WIP Philadelphia reports.

Analysis: Gibson last played an NFL game in 2018 for the Eagles, as he caught just one pass for 48 yards over 15 games. The 24-year-old will add depth to the Eagles' injury-riddled receiving corps.

Jan 1, 2020 10:30 AM EST

Lands in Cleveland

Gibson (ankle) was signed to the Browns' practice squad.

Analysis: Gibson, a fifth-round draft pick in 2017 by Philadelphia, was released by the Eagles on Aug. 21. He saw action in 20 regular season games and five postseason games for the Eagles, including in their Super Bowl LII victory. The Cleveland native played mostly on special teams while with the Eagles.

Sep 1, 2019 8:13 PM EST

Granted injury settlement

The Eagles released Gibson (ankle) with an injury settlement Wednesday, Mike Kaye of The Newark Star-Ledger reports.

Analysis: Gibson had already been placed on waivers due to the ankle injury, but it's unclear how serious the setback is. Once he gets back to full health, the West Virginia product will have the opportunity to sign elsewhere and fight for a depth receiver role.

Aug 21, 2019 5:04 PM EST

Heads to IR

Gibson (ankle) cleared waivers and reverted to the Eagles' injured reserve Tuesday, Dave Zangaro of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports.

Analysis: Gibson's was considered week-to-week right after the injury, so it is unclear if he suffered any type of setback. Once he returns to full health he and the team could reach an injury settlement to allow him to find a new opportunity or else he will be sidelined for the season.

Aug 13, 2019 5:03 PM EST

Waived by Philly

Gibson (ankle) was waived by the Eagles on Sunday.

Analysis: Gibson is currently dealing with an ankle injury, but he'll head to the free-agent pool following Sunday's move. He was competing for a spot as a wideout and as a return man prior to being waived.

Aug 11, 2019 7:28 PM EST

Diagnosed with ankle injury

Gibson is dealing with an ankle injury, and is considered week-to-week, Mike Kaye of reports.

Analysis: Gibson had been dealing with a foot injury in recent days, and will likely continue to be sidelined. This news will hurt Gibson's chances as he tries to make the team as a depth receiver and on special teams.

Aug 11, 2019 12:25 PM EST

Dealing with foot injury

Gibson left Sunday's practice due to a right foot injury, James Palmer of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: The details surrounding Gibson's injury are unclear at this time, but it was serious enough to force him off the practice field. Consider Gibson day-to-day until the Eagles can provide another update on his status.

Aug 4, 2019 9:14 PM EST

Back at practice

Gibson (undisclosed) practiced in full Monday, Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

Analysis: Gibson wasn't able to participate in Philadelphia's June minicamp because of this injury. The 22-year-old faces a tough path to a roster spot in 2019 -- and, even then, would only be the No. 5 receiver, at best -- but his role as the No. 2 kick/punt returner certainly gives him an edge over his competition.

Jul 30, 2019 1:36 PM EST

Injury not deemed serious

Gibson's undisclosed injury is not believed to be serious, Dave Zangaro of NBC Philadelphia reports.

Analysis: Gibson was able to watch practices from the sideline during the Eagles' recent minicamp according to Zangaro, who believes the 24-year-old will be healthy and ready by the time training camp rolls around. He'll need every edge he can get then, as he faces steep competition for a roster spot where either he or Mack Hollins is at best fifth on Philadelphia's wide-receiver depth chart. The West Virginia product has an advantage over his competition though, that being special-teams ability which allowed him to log time on the field in all but one game last season.

Jun 29, 2019 5:44 PM EST

Faces tough path to roster spot

Gibson faces add competition for a roster spot after the Eagles signed former AAF wideouts Charles Johnson and Greg Ward,'s Zack Rosenblatt reports.

Analysis: Ward is a familiar face who spent most of 2017 on the Philadelphia practice squad, while Johnson has no history with the team but did lead the AAF in catches and receiving yards. A 2017 fifth-round pick, Gibson was active for 15 games in 2018, playing 151 snaps on special teams and just 64 on offense. He'll compete with Johnson, Ward, Mack Hollins (groin), Braxton Miller and a few other players for what likely will be two or three roster spots. Alshon Jeffery (ribs), DeSean Jackson (Achilles) and Nelson Agholo are locked in atop the Eagles' depth chart at wide receiver.

Apr 10, 2019 8:04 AM EST

Just one catch in 2018

Gibson hauled in just one of his three targets for 48 yards while playing 15 games this season.

Analysis: Gibson saw double-digit offensive snaps in just one game this season, but the acquisition of Golden Tate basically relegated the West Virginia product to special teams. He would see just four plays on offense after the Eagles' Week 9 bye. Even with Tate and Mike Wallace (ankle) set to test free-agent waters this offseason, the 23-year-old will still have an uphill battle to playing time in 2019 behind Alshon Jeffery (ribs), Nelson Agholor, and possibly Mack Hollins (groin) and any additional receivers brought into the fold.

Jan 16, 2019 8:15 PM EST

Will play Sunday

Gibson (hamstring) is active for Sunday's divisional-round game against the Saints.

Analysis: Gibson was listed as questionable after being added to the injury report Friday as a limited participant. The 23-year-old hasn't played an offensive snap since Week 13 and is likely to be limited to a role on special teams as a kick returner.

Jan 13, 2019 12:38 PM EST

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