One of the biggest snubs this offseason has been the lack of attention directed at former Roughnecks WR Cam Phillips. He was the XFL’s leading receiver with 31 catches for 455 yards and 9 touchdowns in just 5 games. That’s about an average of 6 receptions, 91 yards and 2 TD’s each week. Absolutely monstrous production, but he’s been waiting for an NFL call for months.
He reportedly received interest from the Dolphins and Bengals back in March, but nothing ever materialized. Now, his former XFL QB PJ Walker has likely vouched for him, as Phillips is working out for the Carolina Panthers.
Walker was HC Matt Rhule’s star player back in their college days at Temple, and the first-year coach is making a great move, bringing in PJ’s favorite target to compete.
The Panthers hosted are trying out WR Cam Phillips, a star in the recent XFL. He led all players with 455 receiving yards in just five games and lit it up with 9 TDs.— Field Yates (@FieldYates) August 23, 2020
If signed, he’d join his XFL QB P.J. Walker in Carolina.
To describe PJ Walker and Cam Phillip’s connection as uncanny would be a vast disservice to both of them. They are simply next level when they get together on the field, and just seem to always be on the same page.
Now, Cam Phillips finally has a shot to prove himself in the NFL. He previously played with the Buffalo Bills, but his Roughnecks exploits have thrown his name into contention. In Carolina, he’d have to fight for targets behind DJ Moore, Robby Anderson, and Curtis Samuel just as PJ is gunning for the QB spot behind Teddy Bridgewater, but he’d be an excellent addition to their WR room.
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