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Panthers release WR Armanti Edwards

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The Carolina Panthers have swung and missed on yet another wide receiver.

According to Pro Football Talk, the Panthers will release former third-round draft pick and Carolina hero Armanti Edwards later today.

During the 2010 draft, the Panthers traded a 2011 second-round pick the the New England Patriots to take the 5-11, 190-pound wide receiver prospect in the third round. The Patriots used this pick to draft Ras-I Dowling, who was released earlier this year.

The Panthers wanted to convert the former Appalachian State quarterback into an electrifying receiver and return man. However, he has only managed 5 receptions for 121 in his four-year career. He has also been average on kick returns, with a long of 69 yards and no touchdowns

With Ted Ginn Jr. now on the roster, Edwards was expendable, and now joins the likes of Keary Colbert and Dwanyne Jarrett as highly drafted wideouts that have not panned out for the Panthers in recent years.

Edwards threw for over 10,000 yards and 74 touchdowns during in four years at Appalachian State. He also added another 4,361 and 64 touchdowns on the ground. He lead the Mountaineers to two national championships and a defeat over Michigan. He also became the first Mountaineer to win the Walter Peyton Award.

Topics: Armanti Edwards, Carolina Panthers

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