Panthers release Armanti Edwards
by Steve Behr Sports Editor
The Carolina Panthers released Armanti Edwards, according to internet sources.
Fox Sports 1 reporter Mike Garafolo and the Charlotte Observer reported that said that the Panthers were cutting ties with Edwards, the former standout Appalachian State quarterback. Edwards is a two-time Walter Payton Award with Appalachian State, but was moved to receiver after being drafted in the third round of the 2010 draft.
The Panthers traded a second-round pick to New England in 2011 to move up in the 2010 draft to select Edwards.
Edwards caught just five passes for 121 yards for the Panthers at receiver. He also returned punts in his second season and kickoffs in his third season with the team.
Panthers coach Ron Rivera declared that Edwards was the "training camp MVP," but Edwards did not have a reception during the 2013 regular season.
Ted Ginn, Jr., who was acquired by the Panthers this season, has emerged as the Panthers top return specialist. He has also worked his way into the No. 3 receiver position behind Steve Smith and Brandon LaFell.
The Panthers have four receivers on the roster and two, including former Wofford standout Brenton Bersin, on the practice squad.