Saturday Mailbags: Bills, Colts, Panthers, Washington

The last round of offseason mailbags are emerging today. Here is some of the top conjecture from around the league.

  • One of the flashy new offensive weapons to join the Bills this offseason, Percy Harvin may still have trouble re-establishing the form he displayed with the Vikings, writes Vic Carucci of the Buffalo News. Despite the well-traveled Harvin being the most accomplished wideout the Bills possess, Carucci does not think he’ll be able to usurp Sammy Watkins or Robert Woods in the team’s target hierarchy. With LeSean McCoy and Charles Clay also present in a ground-oriented offense, Carucci doesn’t see a satisfactory amount of work coming Harvin’s way for the quarterback-limited squad.
  • Even with the possibility that Jack Mewhort relocates to right tackle from left guard, Kevin Bowen of notes the Colts don’t seem interested in pursuing Evan Mathis. Instead, Bowen expects Lance Louis and Hugh Thornton to jostle for the job that the still-present yet injury-besieged Donald Thomas vacated in 2013.
  • Rookie Cameron Artis-Payne should outshine Fozzy Whittaker in training camp and claim the Panthers‘ No. 2 running back job this preseason, opines’s David Newton. Taking over for Tre Mason in Auburn’s unique rushing attack, Artis-Payne led the SEC in rushing last season with 1,608 yards. Although Jonathan Stewart finally has the gig to himself, securing talent behind him is paramount, considering the 28-year-old has not played a full 16-game season since 2011.
  • Dwight Freeney is not a realistic candidate to sign with Washington, writes John Keim of, but the team is still looking for linebacker depth.
  • Keim also sees Andre Roberts securing Washington’s No. 3 wide receiver spot ahead of rookie Jamison Crowder and 2014 fifth-rounder Ryan Grant, although the team views Grant as a third receiver in the future.
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