Panthers not getting much from fourth-rounders


It wasn’t a good day to be a Panthers fourth-round pick.

In getting to the 75-man roster limit, the Panthers put 2013 fourth-rounder Edmund Kugbila on injured reserve, and waived/injured 2012 fourth-rounder Joe Adams.

(Of course, they can’t be blamed that their 2009 fourth-rounder, Mike Goodson, was just suspended four games — he’s a Jet now.)

Kugbila was a project anyway, coming from Division II Valdosta State, but he couldn’t stay on the field upon arrival with a collection of injuries. They were hoping he’d come in and compete for a starting job at right guard with the cut-early Geoff Hangartner, and now they’re scrambling a bit.

Adams was drafted to be their punt returner, but got in coach Ron Rivera’s doghouse last year because of his fumbling problem and never came out.

The Panthers also waived-injured defensive tackle Frank Kearse.