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Panthers waive WR Edwards


CHARLOTTE – The Panthers have waived wide receiver Armanti Edwards, a third-round draft choice in 2010.

In 39 games over three-plus seasons, Edwards caught five passes for 121 yards, all coming in 2012, and returned 36 punts for 253 yards and 15 kickoffs for 295 yards. He also had two rushes for 12 yards and completed 2-of-3 passes for 11 yards.

Edwards, a star quarterback at Appalachian State, was converted to wide receiver as a rookie but never fulfilled the team's expectations. He showed signs last season of possibly developing into a regular contributor, highlighted by an 82-yard catch at Washington - the longest reception in team history that was not a touchdown.

He appeared to make more strides at training camp in August, but a hamstring injury suffered in the preseason opener slowed him, and Ted Ginn established himself ahead of Edwards in the rotation. Edwards played in all four games this season but didn't record any stats.

Also on Tuesday, the Panthers signed wide receiver Toney Clemons to the practice squad and terminated wide receiver Cordell Roberson from the unit. Clemons, a seventh-round pick by the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2012 who played collegiately at Colorado and Michigan, spent last season on the Steelers and Jacksonville Jaguars practice squads and the first three weeks of the 2013 season on the San Diego Chargers practice squad.

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