Michigan Panthers Waive Jordan Suell, Sign WR Gavin Holmes

Michigan Panthers Waive Jordan Suell, Sign WR Gavin Holmes

Ahead of a week five matchup against Memphis, the Michigan Panthers have made a change to their wide receiver room. Free Agent Gavin Holmes has signed with the team, and the Panthers have released Jordan Suell.

Beginning with Jordan Suell, he joined the team during the dispersal draft process. Suell played with the Philadelphia Stars the past two USFL years and was a big piece of their offense, prior to suffering a season-ending injury in 2023.

During his USFL career, Suell totaled 500 receiving yards and three touchdowns. In the 2022 postseason, he posted 93 receiving yards and two scores – both of which came in the Championship game.

In the UFL, Suell never found his footing with the Michigan Panthers. He caught four passes for 26 yards, but was targeted only eight times. He finished his season with a 46.7 PFF grade through four games.

Enter Gavin Holmes. He played his college football at Baylor – totaling six years of action. He racked up 72 receptions for 927 yards and seven touchdowns across that span. He also has some experience on kickoff and punt returns.

This led to a Training Camp opportunity with the Tennessee Titans. After his release, Holmes remained a free agent for the last several months – but finds a new home in the UFL with the Michigan Panthers.

Final Thoughts

Offensively, the Panthers have not been consistent this year. It has been difficult for them to find a rhythm, especially with the poor offensive line play. The wide receivers have not always been consistent either, which now leads to another free agent joining the fold during the season.

At the quarterback position, it looks like Danny Etling will be making the start against Memphis, and E.J. Perry’s injury is feared to be worse than originally anticipated. Time will tell.

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