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Panthers get to 75-man limit, place David Gettis on PUP

David Gettis

In addition to going young in the kicking game, the Panthers have had to shelve a pair of young players they had hopes for this year.

The Panthers put promising wide receiver David Gettis on the reserve/PUP list, and cornerback Brandon Hogan on IR, as they were slow to recover from previous problems.

Gettis was coming off an ACL tear last year, but it was a hamstring that kept him from working out this season. Hogan, a 2011 fourth-round pick, was rarely on the practice field this year with knee problems, after a late-career ACL at West Virginia dropped his draft stock.

The Panthers also released veteran kicker Olindo Mare and punter Nick Harris, to make way for some degree of new kicker (Justin Medlock’s the one on the roster at the moment) and sixth-round pick Brad Nortman.

The Panthers also waived wide receivers Darvin Adams, Michael Avila, Brenton Bersin and Rico Wallace, running backs Josh Vaughan and Lyndon Rowells, tight end Greg Smith, guards Roger Allen and Will Blackwell and linebacker-defensive end Eric Norwood.

Norwood was a fourth-round pick in 2010, but hasn’t done much to justify that status, the kind of tweener that certain coaches fell in love with but didn’t have a position in the NFL.

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4 Responses to “Panthers get to 75-man limit, place David Gettis on PUP”
  1. jgedgar70 says: Aug 27, 2012 3:16 PM

    Nice to see that Hurney has finally grasped the concept of sunk costs with the Mare cut. As an Auburn fan, would have loved to see Darvin Adams make the squad, but he wasn’t producing, so it was the right call.

    Not concerned about Gettis on the PUP. Louis Murphy has won the #3 WR job.

    Now, we need to get Beason and Steve Smith healthy and we should be good to go.

  2. southcakpanther says: Aug 27, 2012 3:53 PM

    Now if we can get ride of Armanti Edwards and Jimmy Clausen and find a corner to replace Captain Munnerlyn while Josh Norman develops, we’ll be on the right path.

  3. screamingsheep69 says: Aug 27, 2012 5:50 PM

    How is Armanti Edwards still on this team. Unbelievable.

  4. jgedgar70 says: Aug 28, 2012 5:03 PM

    screamingsheep69 says:
    Aug 27, 2012 5:50 PM
    How is Armanti Edwards still on this team. Unbelievable.
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    Because Gettis is still hurt. That’s the only reason. Well that and because Seyi Ajirotutu is even worse than Edwards.

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