Cotchery was not a No. 1 receiver for the Steelers. But that wouldn't have been necessary because Cotchery never would have asked. Cotchery also handled with class questions about coming to a Carolina team without any proven receivers. Cotchery is more of a complementary receiver at this stage of his career, and he excelled as a No. 3 wideout last season when he caught a career-high 10 touchdown passes. Why not reprise that role given his comfort with it, quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and the Steelers’ offense? The wild-card here is money and whether the Panthers are so desperate for wide receivers they are willing to overpay for a player who has logged 10 NFL seasons and turns 32 in June.