The Giants won't have to worry about one Panthers receiver that tormented them last year when they open the new Meadowlands Stadium Sept. 12.
Muhsin Muhammad, the receiver who grabbed three passes for 56 yards and two touchdowns in the Giants Stadium curtain-closing 41-9 no-show Dec. 27, is retiring today. It's true that Muhammad was no longer the receiving threat he was in the early part of the decade, but he could still create problems as a possession guy.
That doesn't mean the Panthers will be left naked in the passing game, however. They've still got the ever-dangerous Steve Smith. So the Giants might want to step up the heat on Corey Webster, Aaron Ross, and Terrell Thomas at the corners, not to mention Antrel Rolle and Deon Grant at safety, in next week's three-day, mandatory minicamp.