Muhsin Muhammad to announce retirement today

The Carolina Panthers have called a press conference for 12:30 this afternoon at which veteran wide receiver Muhsin Muhammad will announce his retirement.

The veteran, who turned 37 last month, was not able to find work for this season and the Panthers did not bring him back after he finished a two-year contract. Muhammad caught 53 passes for 581 yards and one touchdown last season. He spent 14 seasons in the league, all but three with the Panthers.

The former Pro Bowl performer walks away from the game having caught 860 passes for 11,438 yards and 62 touchdowns. He went to a Super Bowl with the Panthers and the Chicago Bears, but did not win in the big game.

Known as a durable performer throughout his career, Muhammad made a cash grab when he joined the Bears in 2005. He was quickly frustrated by the quarterbacks and quietly threw Kyle Orton and then Rex Grossman under the bus. His tenure with the Bears lasted three seasons before he returned to Carolina in 2007. He topped 1,000 receiving yards three times in his career and made 102 receptions in 2000. He was the Panthers’ top offensive threat prior to the emergence of Steve Smith.

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