Panthers WR Robbie Anderson tweets (then deletes) that he’s mulling retirement

Carolina Panthers wide receiver Robbie Anderson tweeted that he’s considering calling it a career after six NFL seasons before deleting the tweet a couple of hours later.

On Saturday morning, Anderson — who recently changed the spelling of his first name from Robby to Robbie — tweeted that he’s “thinking bout retiring.”

Anderson, 29, joined the Panthers as a free agent on a two-year, $20 million contract in 2020 and finished his first season with the team with 95 receptions and 1,096 receiving yards. 

Carolina gave Anderson a two-year, $29.5 million extension prior to the 2021 season, but he finished the year with only 53 receptions and 519 receiving yards. He was the only player in the NFL to be targeted on more than 100 passes, but catch fewer than half of them.

It’s not the first time that Anderson’s social media activity has garnered headlines this offseason. In April, he made it clear on Instagram that he’s not interested in the idea of the Panthers trading to acquire Baker Mayfield. That came a week after some believed Anderson called Panthers quarterback Sam Darnold “lame” on Twitter, but the receiver later said his comment wasn’t about Darnold.

In March, there were reports that the New England Patriots were interested in trading for Anderson, but no deal came to fruition. New England instead acquired DeVante Parker from the Miami Dolphins in April and picked Baylor receiver Tyquan Thornton in the second round of the 2022 NFL Draft.

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