The Pittsburgh Panthers have four experienced seniors at the wide receiver spot: Mike Shanahan, Devin Street, Cameron Saddler and Joshua Brinson. With Shanahan and Street's starting spots secure, this will be Saddler and Brinson's last shot at leaving their imprint on the program, according to a Cardiac Hill's training camp report:
Even though Pitt returns its top two receivers, the third receiver spot is wide open. That position very might well end up being filled by sophomore Ronald Jones, who is producing at camp after producing on the field as a freshman. But for Pitt's two other senior wide receivers -- Cameron Saddler and Joshua Brinson -- it's their last chance to make an impact on the field.
Last October, Saddler suffered a fractured sternum against UConn and was forced to miss the remainder of the season. He finished with 19 catches for 207 yards and a touchdown.
Brinson had a more pedestrian campaign in 2011 as he appeared in eight games and had just one reception for three yards. However, the versatile senior is expected to have a much larger role on the field for the Panthers in 2012.