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Everette Brown dropped by Panthers

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In 2009, Panthers G.M. Marty Hurney traded a first-round pick away to draft defensive end Everette Brown in the second round.  (They also picked up a fourth-round pick in the deal.

Just two years later, the Panthers gave up on Brown.

Adam Caplan of Sirius NFL Radio reports that the Panthers have waived Brown.  He’s not a vested veteran, so don’t be surprised if a team or four claims him in an effort to turn his career around.

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37 Responses to “Everette Brown dropped by Panthers”
  1. wicky888 says: Sep 4, 2011 12:30 PM

    Dwayne Jarret will be next

  2. batyuki says: Sep 4, 2011 12:31 PM

    Making room for Tommie Harris

  3. hobartbaker says: Sep 4, 2011 12:33 PM

    Another Massive Marty Brain Hurneyism. Also known as a Stroke of Stupidity. He traded the #33 overall pick in the 2011 draft for Armanti Edwards who probably could have been picked up as an undrafted free agent. Not to mention The Newt.

  4. bobbyyyd says: Sep 4, 2011 12:33 PM

    As a Panther fan I am a little confused on this, but he really was playing like S*** in the preseason and teams would constantly run to his side. I think he will be alright as a 3-4 outside LB. Everette I wish you well.

  5. waccoforflacco says: Sep 4, 2011 12:34 PM

    The Steelers can use him big time since they are all old and slow.

  6. talkintrashallday says: Sep 4, 2011 12:38 PM

    Do the panthers draft anybody who DOESN’T become a bust? Dwayne Jarret, Everett Brown, Armanti Edwards, Jimmy Clausen, Brandon Lafell,
    and the list goes on

  7. rayflock34 says: Sep 4, 2011 12:40 PM

    Dwayne Jarrett was cut 2 seasons ago

  8. lexnekst says: Sep 4, 2011 12:44 PM


  9. hanktheking says: Sep 4, 2011 12:46 PM

    Denver/Fox will claim him.

  10. cropslx says: Sep 4, 2011 12:46 PM

    Marty Hurney needs to be fired for that move among others!!!

  11. madenatewell says: Sep 4, 2011 12:47 PM

    I like it. I was excited about everette brown when they drafted him…but he’s just too small to play DE. it’s a rarity to see a small DE have success. Ron Meeks must’ve thought he could turn him into Robert Mathis/Dwight Freeny…not a chance.

  12. kremstar says: Sep 4, 2011 12:48 PM

    Dwayne Jarrett got cut last year bro

  13. screamingsheep69 says: Sep 4, 2011 12:49 PM

    Tommy Bowden said it was the best defensive lineman he ever coached. Never showed it in Carolina.

  14. d3murf says: Sep 4, 2011 12:49 PM

    wicky888 says: Dwayne Jarret will be next

    Uhh next for what? Jarrett was cut last October bro. Catch up bro.

  15. jdl1325 says: Sep 4, 2011 12:56 PM

    He played for FSU not Clemson, so not too sure about that quote.

  16. dirtyjersey9er says: Sep 4, 2011 12:59 PM

    When the 49ers were OTC I was hoping Brown would be the pick. But then that trade happened and we got Iupati so I guess I am glad to say I was wrong.

    But I really hoped Brown would pan out too.

  17. chiktikka says: Sep 4, 2011 1:04 PM

    talkintrashallday says: Do the panthers draft anybody who DOESN’T become a bust?
    I don’t know, let’s ask Julius Peppers, Steve Smith, Deangelo Williams, Johnathan Stewart, Jon Beason, Kris Jenkins, Jordan Gross, Ryan Kalil, and so on.

  18. tarheelpirate says: Sep 4, 2011 1:04 PM

    He is just not strong enough to play 4-3 defensive end. He would fit better in a 3-4, and he might be successful with the right team. He has great speed.

    Yes, that was an awful pick by Hurney, but I’m glad Rivera had the stones to cut the team’s losses with Brown. It’s hard to cut a guy with that amount of investment.

  19. unc336 says: Sep 4, 2011 1:19 PM

    Drafting a DE has become a hit or miss within the last couple of years… They’re rarely ever good

  20. elav8 says: Sep 4, 2011 1:23 PM

    @screaming: When did Tommy ever coach him? He played for FSU under Bobby/Mickey Andrews. Tommy was the Clemson coach at the time and an offensive guy to boot.

  21. hanktheking says: Sep 4, 2011 1:31 PM

    Panthers have drafted decently, just look at Ryan Kalil, Charles Johnson, Jon Beason and uhhhh, ok maybe not so much.

  22. cardiaccat says: Sep 4, 2011 1:33 PM

    Way too early to call Armanti a bust. He’s made amazing strides since even last year.

    Going from QB to WR isn’t exactly a walk in the park. In fact, it rarely works out well, but he’s on the right track.

  23. iambhooper says: Sep 4, 2011 1:35 PM

    You guy’s are FOOL’s for including Armanti Edwards on your list of “failure’s”!

    That idiot John Fox didn’t like his style of play, and wouldn’t play him (he’s doing the same thing to “Jesus”in Denver now) … so this is really his rookie year. Hate now, you will believe later!

  24. lilrob10201 says: Sep 4, 2011 1:43 PM

    LOL…What a waist of a draft pick.

  25. sonoco says: Sep 4, 2011 1:47 PM

    The 49ers would like to thank Marty Hurney for the pick that got us Mark Iupati.

  26. stellaboycarl says: Sep 4, 2011 1:51 PM

    talkintrashallday says: Sep 4, 2011 12:38 PM

    Do the panthers draft anybody who DOESN’T become a bust? Dwayne Jarret, Everett Brown, Armanti Edwards, Jimmy Clausen, Brandon Lafell,
    and the list goes on

    hmmm Jordan Gross, Julius Peppers, Thomas Davis, James Anderson, Steve Smith, DeAngelo Williams, Stewart, Otah, Charles Godfrey, and the list goes on. the bigger question is where do you get your facts ESPN? Lafell cant be labeled a bust yet WRs usually don’t make their impact till year 2

  27. z0inks says: Sep 4, 2011 1:57 PM

    Dwayne Jarrett will be next

    I guess some guys are so bad, you just can’t cut them enough.

  28. snookau says: Sep 4, 2011 2:38 PM

    “Tommy Bowden said it was the best defensive lineman he ever coached. Never showed it in Carolina.”


    Tommy was at Clemson when Brown was at FSU.

  29. borisbulldog says: Sep 4, 2011 2:46 PM

    Hurney must have caught Jerry Richardson in a Denny’s bathroom with a farm animal and agreed to keep quiet.

    That’s the only real explanation why he’s still employed by the team!

  30. mrbluedevil04 says: Sep 4, 2011 2:52 PM

    One of the dumbest moves in team history.

  31. southyank7 says: Sep 4, 2011 3:07 PM

    Jerry Richardson HUGE mistake not totally cleaning house after last season & getting rid of Hurney-
    I’m sure other GM’s jump with JOY when he calls them – cause he routinely gets fleeced in trades of draft picks etc…
    @waccoforflacco you worry about your OLD BREAKING DOWN defense buddy i.e. Ed Reed & Ray Lewis. If they play full 16 games

  32. americankris says: Sep 4, 2011 3:43 PM

    That 2009 draft looking worst and worst

  33. 4evrnyt says: Sep 4, 2011 3:51 PM

    Myself along with many 49ers fans wanted this guy with the pick that McDrunkie traded to the Panthers. Instead we used the Panter’s pick the following year to pick up our starting LG for the next 10 years.

    Now, how about throwing a little sand in the Vaseline and have the 49ers pick this guy up and end up getting something out of him.

  34. bnwillard says: Sep 4, 2011 4:30 PM

    Nice move. Id rather have Foxy Brown on my team. Giggity!

  35. mhs8031 says: Sep 4, 2011 4:33 PM

    Before you get too critical, go back and look at the first rounders from 2009, 2008, etc. You would be shocked to find names you have never heard of or forgot about.

    E. Brown is a class act. A tremendous human being (my kids chatted with him on occasion) who needs a system where his skill set is utilized.

    As a Panther fan, I am tired of Hurney drafting players who do not fit the 4-3 (Brown, Norwood, even Connor) the Panthers run. I am also tired of him trading to move up to draft players who are falling past teams that need their position. Brown slipped into the second round, past 3-5 teams than needed 4-3 DEs, but their GMs know talent for their systems. He even tried to give away a first rounder last year to move up for Clausen.

    Then he trades up for Edwards and drafts Lafell, a WR with small hands and slow footspeed.

    That is why the Panthers are where they are.

  36. screamingsheep69 says: Sep 4, 2011 4:59 PM

    Yeah, OK. Bobby Bowden said he was the best defensive lineman he ever coached. I was thinking Bobby and typed Tommy. Might as well slip in Terry and Jeff too.

  37. jmb795 says: Sep 4, 2011 5:28 PM

    Too bad. Tad too small. Better suited without hand on the ground. Good kid. Never an off-field problem in college or pro’s. Good luck, Everette.

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