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The Carolina Panthers have one of the deepest roster of running backs in the NFL, yet that fact didn’t stop the franchise from adding yet another rusher. The Panthers claimed RB Armond Smith off waivers from the Cleveland Browns. Smith is a second-year players who had just three carries for two yards with the Browns last season. Smith will be competing for the fourth running back spot on the Panthers roster. Carolina currently has DeAngelo Williams, Jonathan Stewart and newly acquired Mike Tolbert on the roster so the fourth roster spot will likely only see the field while playing special teams. Smith attended a community college in Kansas and then transferred to Union, a NAIA school in Kentucky. He joined the Browns last season as an undrafted free agent. Smith will be competing against Tauren Poole and Lyndon Rowells for the last running back roster spot.

Brandon LaFell is “heavy favorite” to be Panthers’ #2 receiver

According to Panthers insider Darin Gantt, Brandon LaFell is expected to be the Panthers #2 receiver once again in 2012 opposite Steve Smith. This makes a lot of sense since LaFell was solid in that role last season in his 2nd year in the NFL. There was some speculation that David Gettis could challenge for that job after coming back from a major injury suffered in 2011, but it appears...

Silatolu adds strength to Panthers' line

Some were surprised when the Panthers went for offensive line help in the second round, but drafting Amini Silatolu was actually a logical move in their eyes. From a deep organizational trend toward maintaining line depth, to the need to protect franchise quarterback Cam Newton, the Panthers saw drafting the Division II guard as a natural fit. "He's a big, physical guy...

Carolina Panthers All-Time 10 Best Draft Picks

The Carolina Panthers are a young franchise having only been around since 1995, however, the team has consistently drafted well. This article looks at the best ten draft picks in Carolina’s history. 1996: 2.13.43: Mushin Muhammad In the second round of the team’s second NFL Draft, Carolina selected a wide receiver that would be a cornerstone of the franchise for 11 seasons...

Carolina Panthers: 2012 Schedule Breakdown

Overall Analysis The Carolina Panthers will have a difficult start to the season, playing each division opponent while also playing the defending Super Bowl Champion New York Giants in Week 3. However, weeks 5-13 should be somewhat easier for Carolina as they will have a bye week, and will play against eight teams that won eight or fewer games in 2011. Carolina will play Atlanta...

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A Farewell to Armond Smith

I don’t know if it is unique to Cleveland that Armond Smith could be such a big topic of conversation, but it sure feels that way. Smith was cut in favor of Adonis Smith yesterday after apparently getting beat out in rookie camp with shorts on. This morning on Kiley and Booms I heard Bud Shaw once again mention that at least we wouldn’t see Pat Shurmur running Armond Smith on...

Browns make roster moves

The Browns have cut running back Armond Smith and signed linebacker Emmanuel Acho, one of their 11 draft picks. Smith made Cleveland's roster last season as an undrafted free agent. He played in three games and spent 11 weeks on the team's practice squad. Acho, who started 48 career games at Texas, was selected in the sixth round. His signing leaves running back Trent Richardson...

Browns Roster News: Armond Smith Cut, Toledo RB Adonis Thomas Signed

The Cleveland Browns made a series of roster moves on Monday afternoon, cutting running back Armond Smith and signing Toledo rusher Adonis Thomas. Smith’s distinguished Browns career comes to close with three carries for two yards in three games last season. Thomas attended this past weekend’s rookie minicamp on a tryout and apparently impressed the powers that be which led to...

Adonis Thomas catches on with Browns

The Cleveland Browns already added one rookie running back, and now they have another. Undrafted free agent Adonis Thomas impressed enough during his tryout to earn a contract and an invitation to training camp. The Browns cut running back Armond Smith to make room. Thomas still has an uphill battle to make the final roster, competing with Montario Hardesty, Brandon Jackson and Chris...

Carolina Panthers Creating Plenty of Competition in Secondary

The Carolina Panthers ranked 24th in the NFL against the pass last season, allowing an average of 246.8 yards per game through the air. Injuries certainly played a large part in the secondary's struggles. Cornerback Brandon Hogan, a fourth-round pick in 2011, missed 13 games with a knee injury. Captain Munnerlyn (2), Darius Butler (3), Charles Godfrey (2) and Chris Gamble...
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