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Panthers place Martin on IR, promote three practice squaders


‘Tis the season for stashing players for the future on the 53-man roster.

The Panthers announced they had promoted two of their own practice squaders, and signed defensive end Mario Addison from the Redskins practice squad.

The back-filling came after they placed safety Sherrod Martin (knee) and defensive end Antwan Applewhite (hamstring) on injured reserve, and released guard Jeremy Bridges.

They promoted running back Armond Smith and offensive lineman Thomas Austin from their practice squad.

Martin tore the ACL and MCL in his right knee in Sunday’s loss to the Chiefs. A former second-round pick who had disappointed, lost his job, then gained it back when Haruki Nakamura was no better, Martin had actually improved over the last month.

The Panthers now have 13 players on injured reserve.

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5 Responses to “Panthers place Martin on IR, promote three practice squaders”
  1. blacknole08 says: Dec 4, 2012 4:37 PM

    Our whole season has been on IR.

  2. ccjcsr says: Dec 4, 2012 4:48 PM

    I can agree with that, see what you have on the practice squad, since the seasons over. Nice Xmas bonus for those guys to go from Practice Squad paycheck to a regular game check…tis the season!

  3. nfloracle says: Dec 4, 2012 4:55 PM

    Rivera and the Big Cat need to be put on IR, too.

    Then bring in a real coach and an owner who knows what he’s doing. When I read that Richardson before drafting him asked Cam Newton if he had any tattoos, that’s when my hunch was confirmed that modern times had passed Jerry by years ago.

  4. jdd428 says: Dec 4, 2012 5:24 PM

    Where do we cash in our Super Bowl guarantee, and what do we get?

  5. EJ says: Dec 4, 2012 5:27 PM

    Practice Squad players have been playing musical chairs lately with all of the IR entries.

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