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Panthers' Horn looking to prove he's '1 of the best DBs'

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Carolina Panthers cornerback Jaycee Horn is confident he can prove he's one of the NFL's best defensive backs next season.

"I watch tape, I know what I'm capable of, and I still feel like I'm one of the best DBs in this league," Horn said, according to Nick Shook of NFL Network. "I've just got to be out there to show it. That's what I'm looking forward to doing."

Since entering the league in 2021, Horn has struggled to stay healthy. He's only suited up in 22 of a possible 51 regular-season contests and has played fewer than seven games in two of his three campaigns.

The 24-year-old suffered a hamstring ailment in Week 1 last season, forcing him to injured reserve. Horn allowed 18 catches on 31 targets for 170 yards in six games last year, per Pro Football Reference.

Carolina picked up Horn's fifth-year option in April, keeping him under contract with the club through the 2025 season.

"It felt good, felt good just knowing they believe in me, seeing the work I put in," Horn said of the team's decision to exercise the option. "Now it's just staying on the field, controlling what I can control, and playing good football."

The South Carolina product has 85 tackles and 13 passes defended in his 22 career games.

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