The Armanti Edwards Experiment is over in Charlotte – and apparently, so is the Panthers’ recent penchant for remaining loyal to players despite their productivity levels.
Tuesday’s release of Edwards, the Appalachian State quarterback turned NFL wide receiver, came five days after the Panthers traded veteran linebacker Jon Beason to the Giants for a conditional, late-round draft pick next year.
Panthers WR Domenik Hixon, thought to be the leading candidate for the position when he signed as a free agent in March, is on the clock.
While Hixon and Armanti Edwards sat out Thursday’s game at Philadelphia with hamstring injuries, David Gettis turned in another strong performance with five catches for 82 yards in the Panthers’ 14-9 loss.
Coming off two injury-plagued seasons after a promising rookie year, Gettis is a factor again.
The job doesn't hold much fantasy value, but whoever wins the job could become relevant if something were to happen to Steve L Smith or Brandon LaFell.
Panthers WR Armanti Edwards had four years and three position coaches, but the former Appalachian State quarterback is finally looking like an NFL receiver. He could be the No. 3 wideout if he returns quickly from a hamstring injury.
Looks like Edwards has passed Domenik Hixon, who has hamstring issues of his own. Hixon was considered someone who could take some time away from Brandon LaFell if all went right, but that appears to be far from the case right now.