Michigan Panthers Sign WR Dezmon Patmon In UFL Free Agency

Michigan Panthers Sign WR Dezmon Patmon In UFL Free Agency

Another day, another signing for the Michigan Panthers in UFL free agency. Mike Nolan’s latest pickup is WR Dezmon Patmon, who is a much needed addition to the wide receiver room following the release of Corey Coleman.

Dezmon Patmon brings a lot to the table for Michigan, and is the type of prospect who could break out in spring football. Patton played his college ball at Washington State, where he racked up 1,976 yards and 13 touchdowns across four seasons.

Dezmon saw tremendous production during his final two years in college, posting almost 1,600 yards and 13 touchdowns throughout that span.

This led to Patmon being picked up by the Indianapolis Colts in 2020, spending three years with the team. He appeared in a couple of games, totaling 45 receiving yards and a touchdown.

Most recently, Dezmon was with the Buffalo Bills, catching three passes for 35 yards and a score in one preseason game.

Now, Dezmon Patmon will look to revive his professional career in the UFL, with the Michigan Panthers.

Final Thoughts

General Manager Steve Kazor has put together a very talented wide receiver room in Michigan. While the team is missing their leader, Joe Walker (who signed to the CFL), the group is set to make waves with their new additions. As of right now, the Panthers also roster:

Jordan Suell
Terry Wright
Marcus Simms
Garrett Maag
Samson Nacua
Trey Quinn
Devin Gray
Devin Ross

It isn’t surprising to see a few former Stars on the team, as Michigan has a new offensive coordinator in Marcel Bellefeuille – who was in Philadelphia the past two USFL seasons.

What are your thoughts on Dezmon Patmon signing to the Michigan Panthers? Will he make the regular season roster? Let us know down in the comments below, or join the conversation on Discord!

  1. There remains a lot of questions regarding the wide receiver room in Michigan. The loss of Corey Coleman was definitely a big loss as you have stated. I am not really familiar with Garrett Maag, Devin Ross or Samson Nacua so I am not so sure what they bring to the table. Ross has had some production over his career so that is helpful, but the receiver corp was so depleted in 2022 that I wonder if it was a case that someone had to catch the ball or was he really a productive receiver. Devin Gray seems to be a master at finding the short completion to help with ball control. After having an excellent 2022, injuries and shorter passes thrown to Gray and Coleman did not allow for Suell to shine in 2023. This should be a great time to see what the Panthers have with him in 2024. Terry Wright and Marcus Simms seem to have a good deal of big play potential. Corey Coleman did a wonderful job of taking a short drag route and putting so much pressure on the defense. He competes on every play and will get every yard he can without making too many bad moves which will cause a team to lose a first down. Simply a NFL talent. Wright & Simms are the rostered players who should take on some of his production. I researched Simms when the league came in and nothing jumped at me to say watch this guy, but he was signed by Jeff Fisher, a person who has seen some football. He, then, impressed Mike Nolan enough to stay. He showed his special teams skills and finally his receiving skills. He is at a nice platform to start from in 2024. Wright was signed and we were told to look for his elusiveness. In limited action I think we saw this, which brings us to Terry Quinn, who is among the top 5 receivers in the league and possibly #1. He has good size and speed. He has great hands and confidence in his ability. He is able to get separation running his routes in one on one, but is also comfortable finding the soft spots in the zone. Did I not mention his play in clutch situations? He has excelled in college and has shown he can compete at the NFL level. If Perry continues to look for Terry, he will find him. Patmon should only add to this group.

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