The Carolina Panthers have waived wide receiver Dwayne Jarrett and have claimed wide receiver David Clowney off waivers from the New York Jets.
"I talked to Dwayne and told him the situation here is just not working out for either side," said Carolina Panthers General Manager Marty Hurney. "We had a chance to pick up off waivers a receiver we considered claiming when he became available four weeks ago. We wish Dwayne the best."
Jarrett played in three games and was inactive for another this year, catching two passes for 40 yards - both in the season opener against the New York Giants. He was arrested on charges of driving while impaired early Tuesday morning, his second such arrest in less than three years.
Since being selected by Carolina in the second round of the 2007 NFL Draft from Southern California, Jarrett had several opportunities to earn a spot in the starting lineup but never took advantage. He was inactive for eight games as a rookie and seven in 2008. Jarrett produced career highs with 17 catches and 196 yards last year but fell behind rookies Devin Funchess and Cam Newton on the depth chart this season.
Over three plus seasons, Jarrett played in 32 games with three starts for the Panthers and posted 35 receptions for 428 yards and one touchdown.
Clowney has spent most of the last four years with the New York Jets, playing in 18 games with three starts and recording 16 catches for 239 yards and one touchdown.
Waived by New York prior to the start of the 2010 regular season, Clowney, 6 feet and 188 pounds, was re-signed on Sept. 15. He appeared in three games and made one reception for 22 yards before being waived again.
Originally drafted in the fifth round (157th overall) from Virginia Tech by Green Bay in 2007, Clowney began his rookie campaign on the Packers' practice squad prior to being signed to the Jets' active roster. He was inactive for three games and then joined the practice squad, where he spent the remainder of the season.
He played in two games in 2008 and recorded his first NFL catch - a 26-yarder from quarterback Brett Favre. Clowney played in 13 games with three starts in 2009 and established career highs of 14 receptions and 191 receiving yards with one touchdown in addition to returning three kickoffs for 81 yards.