Panthers Agree to Terms with Former Bucs WR Tiquan Underwood

Bucs WR Tiquan Underwood

Free agent wide receiver Tiquan Underwood and his infamous hi-top fade hairstyle are staying in the NFC South.

The former Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver agreed to terms on a two-year deal with the Carolina Panthers Friday.

The new was first reported by Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun.

The Panthers have been in dire need of receiving weapons for Cam Newton after parting ways with Steve Smith, Ted Ginn Jr., Brandon LaFell, and Domenik Hixon this offseason.

Underwood spent the last two seasons in Tampa Bay under his former college coach, Greg Schiano, seeing action in 26 games with 10 starts despite failing to make the team’s initial 53-man roster both years.

Last season, Underwood had 24 catches for 440 receiving yards and four touchdowns, becoming a viable part of the offense when Mike Glennon took over as the starter, and in the absence of Mike Williams, who missed 10 games with injury.

In 2012, Underwood caught 28 passes for 425 receiving yards. He has the ability to line up virtually anywhere on the field and has some special teams ability too, although he’s not quite a natural fit at returning kicks.

The Panthers also signed veteran wide receiver Jerricho Cotchery.