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Former 2010 second-round draft pick Jimmy Clausen has been let go by the Carolina Panthers.  Clausen was believed to be the quarterback of the future after the Panthers drafted him 48th overall out of Notre Dame.  The writing may have been on the wall in 2011 when Cam Newton was selected with the first-overall pick. Clausen quickly fell out of favor with the Panthers and some may find it a surprise that he's lasted this long on the active roster.  His only real NFL game action came in 2010 where he helped the Panthers secure the No. 1 overall pick with a 1-9 record.  With Clausen cut the Panthers will roll with two QB's in Newton and Derek Anderson. Just want to thank the Panthers Organization and the city of Charlotte for drafting me and making this home for me the last 3 years! — Jimmy Clausen (@JimmyClausen) August 31, 2013 Drayton Florence was signed to shore up the Panthers' secondary but the 32-year old veteran has lost a step or two which became more evident from the strong preseason play from second-year pro Josh Norman. According to Marc Sessler of there is a belief that the Bills may look to bring Florence back to help their weak secondary.  There may be teams interested in Clausen as a backup but that could be a stretch.  Time will tell if these two latch on to a new team as the upcoming cuts are released.  Follow @TheNFLInjuryRpt Looking for fantasy football advice?

Carolina Panthers cut roster to 53 players

The Carolina Panthers have made the following roster moves to reach the NFL’s mandatory 53-man roster limit. Most notably, four-year veteran quarterback Jimmy Clausen, as well as four-year veteran wide receiver David Gettis, were placed on the Waived/Injured list. 11-year veteran cornerback Drayton Florence was placed on the Terminated Veteran List. Jimmy Clausen, 4-year veteran...

Panthers waive former second round pick Jimmy Clausen

getty images Jimmy Clausen has been waived by the Carolina Panthers. Clausen, 25, played only during his 2010 rookie season and has been on the Panthers bench since the team drafted Cam Newton in the following draft. Despite all the talk of his arm at Notre Dame it never materialized in the NFL and he now finds himself looking for a roster spot. Clausen’s Carolina career ends with...

AP Source: Panthers cut Clausen, left with 2 QBs

A person familiar with the situation says the Carolina Panthers have released former second-round draft pick Jimmy Clausen, a move that leaves them with only two quarterbacks on the roster. The person spoke to The Associated Press on Saturday on condition of anonymity because the move has not been publically announced. Clausen started 10 games as a rookie in 2011 and threw for...

Armond Smith's groin kick costs him $15K

Carolina Panthers running back Armond Smith hit the gorund after being tackled by Baltimore Ravens LB Albert McClellan last week, and as he got up, he gave McClellan a quick kick to the groin area. He learned Friday that the misdeed will cost him $15,000, according to Tom Pelissero of USA TODAY Sports.

Panthers trim roster to 53

Two relatively surprising cuts were announced earlier today when Jimmy Clausen and Drayton Florence were let go by the Panthers.  The final cuts were announced shortly after and one of them was not Domenik Hixon.  Below is the list of players that did not make the final 53 man roster. Wide receiver Brenton Bersin, WR James Shaw, WR David Gettis, WR Taulib Ikharo, Linebacker...

Cam Newton Says Panthers Are Playoff Contender

Cam Newton is the unquestioned leader of the Carolina Panthers, and with that leadership comes an occasional bold prediction. Newton and the Panthers are finally feeling confident about themselves, and according to Pro Football Talk, Newton “feels the Panthers are a playoff contender.” “I really do believe it,” Newton said.  ”I’m not just saying anything [...] [[ This...

Carolina Panthers Preseason Recap: 5 Biggest Disappointments

If you have to choose between the defense or the offense of your favorite team being on the same page during the preseason, you would probably go with the defense. While Panthers fans have been pleasantly surprised to see the defense capitalize on their opportunities, they have to be concerned with how the offense has had a difficult time getting down the field.  From upper management...

Panthers' Armond Smith fined $15,000 for kicking Raven in groin

The NFL fined Carolina Panthers running back Armond Smith $15000 for the kick that led to his ejection from an Aug. 22 preseason game against the Baltimore Ravens. The kick happened as Smith who played in four games for the Panthers last season stood up after being tackled by Albert McClelland on a running play in the fourth quarter. Smith's right foot struck McClelland between...

Panthers' Receiving Core Still a Mystery

Sure the last game of the preseason is dull and boring with most fans generally having more interest in “Matlock” re-runs.  However, the game is vital to some players who are trying to find their way on to a final roster spot. Earlier in the week I had wrote about Domenik Hixon making his preseason debut for the Panthers this week and him fighting for a final roster spot...

A Look At The Two Long TDs Allowed By The Steelers Secondary Against Panthers

Carolina Panthers wide receiver Ted Ginn Jr. burned the Pittsburgh Steelers for two long touchdowns Thursday night in the preseason finale and below is a look at both of those plays. On the first touchdown on the Panthers opening offensive possession of the game, the Steelers are playing a quarters defense as the two cornerbacks […] A Look At The Two Long TDs Allowed By The Steelers...

Charlotte beats Campbell 52-7 in inaugural game

Charlotte's football debut couldn't have gone much better Saturday as the 49ers defeated the Campbell Camels 52-7 in their inaugural game before a standing-room only crowd of 16,630 at the new Jerry Richardson Stadium. Freshman Matt Johnson threw for 282 yards and three touchdowns as the 49ers jumped out to a 32-0 second quarter lead and never looked back. Safety Mark Hogan...

Inside The Tape: Breakdown Of Steelers Versus Panthers

By Alex Kozora Breaking down the final preseason game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Carolina Panthers. Starting with the next game review, you’ll get pictures from the vantage point of All-22 Tape, infinitely better than what the TV broadcast is able to provide. First Half - Starting 11 on defense. Steve McClendon NT, Ziggy Hood/Cameron […] Inside The Tape: Breakdown Of...
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