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Kevin Cone to work out for Panthers on Friday

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Former Falcons wide receiver Kevin Cone is set to work out for Carolina on Friday. The Jacksonville Jaguars are also interested in the former Georgia Tech product.

Wide receiver Kevin Cone, who was not extended an exclusive-rights tender by the Falcons, is set to workout for the Carolina Panthers on Friday, according to his agent Mark Clouser.

Also, Jacksonville is interested in Cone.

The former Georgia Tech player who walked onto the team after transferring from NAIA Shorter College was one of two exclusive rights free agents for the Falcons. Wide receiver Drew Davis did receive a tender offer of $570,000.

The Falcons signed Cone, a St. Pius High grad and the son of former Tech player Ronnie Cone, in 2011 after he started 10 games as a senior for the Jackets and reportedly ran the 40-yard dash in 4.37 seconds at Tech’s pro day.

Cone made the practice squad and was added to the active roster in Dec. 2011.

In 2012, Cone was active for 12 games but did not play any offensive snaps.

Last season, despite a rash of injuries, Cone couldn’t crack the lineup and saw Darius Johnson past him on the depth chart.

Overall, he played in 28 games, mostly on special teams. He had one career catch for 12 yards.

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