Hakeem Nicks is the Panthers' top target to replace Steve Smith and they hope to bring him in for a visit.

There were rumors prior to last season's trade deadline involving Nicks and the Panthers, so this news should not come as much of a surprise. Nicks played his college football at the University of North Carolina so joining the Panthers would be a return home for him. However, a move to the Panthers would not increase his fantasy value for the 2014 season, considering the Panthers are a run-first team.ANALYST: Matthew Beck Mobile App