Carolina Panthers third-string quarterback Joe Webb took reps at receiver Wednesday, with rookie receiver Kelvin Benjamin in the NFL’s concussion protocol.
Webb signed with Carolina as a quarterback, but he has experience at receiver after being converted to the position when he was with the Vikings in 2013.
“We only have four active (receivers) if we put one guy down and one of the considerations we have is for Joe to play some wide receiver,” Panthers coach Ron Rivera said.
Webb has taken special teams reps for Carolina in previous weeks. He’s been inactive for all but the season opener against Tampa Bay, the game Cam Newton sat out because of cracked ribs.
The Panthers have carried three quarterbacks this season for a number of reasons. Webb, who played well in the preseason, could be a safeguard for the still-recovering Newton and has the versatility to play two offensive positions and special teams.