The Panthers tied a team record for the most players on injured reserve in a season when they placed
The second-year fullback becomes the 14th player to go on season-ending injured reserve. Carolina previously put 14 players on injured reserve in 2004. The number increases to 15 if linebacker
Fiammetta suffered a left ankle injury during the Panthers' game versus the Arizona Cardinals on Dec. 19. He was inactive last week at the Pittsburgh Steelers and had already been ruled out of Sunday's season finale against the Atlanta Falcons.
In his first season as the team's primary lead blocker, Fiammetta played in 14 games with nine starts and helped open holes that allowed Carolina to gain more than 100 yards rushing in seven consecutive games in Weeks 9-15. He finished the year with seven carries for 22 yards and five receptions for 34 yards.
The remainder of the injury news for the Panthers is mixed entering their final game of the 2010 campaign. Starting cornerback
The good news is that leading rusher
Carolina will sign linebacker
Since being drafted by the Jacksonville Jaguars in the fifth round (155th overall) in 2008 from Southern California, Williams (6-1 and 240 pounds) has played in eight games for the Jaguars, New England Patriots and Buffalo Bills. He joined the Panthers' practice squad on Dec. 15 after spending five games on the Bills' practice squad and two on their 53-man roster this year.
As a rookie, Williams saw action in six games for Jacksonville and registered three tackles and one forced fumble on special teams. In 2009, he had stints on the Seattle Seahawks' and Patriots' practice squads until being signed to New England's active roster for the postseason.