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Panthers acquire WR Laviska Shenault from Jaguars in trade

Wide receiver Laviska Shenault Jr. is receiving a change of scenery in his third NFL season.

The Jaguars traded Shenault to the Carolina Panthers on Monday in exchange for a 2023 seventh-round draft pick and a 2024 sixth-round selection, NFL Network Insiders Ian Rapoport and Tom Pelissero reported.

The Panthers announced they sent undisclosed draft compensation to Jacksonville in the deal.

Shenault, 23, has posted two NFL seasons above the 600-yard threshold, but he struggled in 2021, scoring zero touchdowns after reaching the end zone five times as a rookie.

Injuries, which date back to his college days at Colorado, have held Shenault back. He suffered hamstring and shoulder injuries the past two seasons with the Jaguars and saw his role reduced by the end of last season.

Carolina had been on the hunt for offensive talent, so the trade makes sense from that standpoint. Some thought the Panthers might have interest in Jets wide out Denzel Mims -- who formally requested a trade last week -- because Mims played for Panthers head coach Matt Rhule in college. But Carolina went in a different direction with another young talent.

Not done dealing, the Panthers also sent offensive lineman Dennis Daley and a 2024 seventh-round draft pick to the Titans in exchange for a 2024 fifth-round selection. Daley, a 2019 sixth-round pick of the Panthers, has played tackle and guard over the past three seasons with 21 starts in 34 games played.

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