David Gettis to sit out start of camp

I just sent a story to our news side about Carolina receiver David Gettis being placed on the physically unable to perform (PUP) list.

Carolina fans don’t need to freak out on this one. General manager Marty Hurney said Gettis tweaked a hamstring and the injury is in no way related to the torn ACL that sidelined Gettis last season. Hurney said the team simply is being cautious with what he termed a minor injury. Hurney said he expects Gettis to come off PUP soon after camp begins (the Panthers report Friday and begin practicing Saturday).

Gettis is in the mix for the No. 2 or No. 3 receiver job. He’s expected to compete in camp with Brandon LaFell and Louis Murphy, who recently was acquired in a trade. Whichever receiver wins the competition will start opposite Steve Smith, while the others still will get playing time when the Panthers go to multiple-receiver sets.

Gettis caught 37 passes for 508 yards and three touchdowns as a rookie in 2010. But he suffered the torn ACL last offseason and missed all of last season.