Panthers acquire WR Ihmir Smith-Marsette from the Chiefs after spate of injuries at wide receiver

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Carolina Panthers made a move to acquire wide receiver/returner Ihmir Smith-Marsette from the Kansas City Chiefs in a deal involving a swap of conditional 2025 seventh-round draft picks. The 6-foot-1, 185-pound Smith-Marsette is coming off a strong preseason in which he was second in the league with 195 yards receiving on nine receptions. The 2021 fifth-round draft pick by the Minnesota Vikings averaged 21.67 yards per catch. The Panthers are dealing with injuries to three of their top five receivers with the NFL regular season fast approaching.