The Panthers made a bold move to trade up for a local hero during the 2011 NFL Draft, and it’s now officially the rare deal that worked out for neither team.
According to Mike Garafolo of FOX Sports, the Panthers are releasing wide receiver Armanti Edwards today.
The Panthers gave a 2011 second-round pick (which ended up being 33rd overall) to New England take him in the third round of the 2010 Draft. The Patriots drafted oft-injured cornerback Ras-I Dowling, and released him earlier this year.
The plan was to convert the former quarterback at Appalachian State (where he beat Michigan and won a pair of national titles) to a receiver/return man, but he caught five passes for 121 yards.
None of those passes were this year, after coach Ron Rivera declared him the MVP of Panthers training camp.