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June 26, 2009

Fourth-rounder Fiammetta signs

Fullback Tony Fiammetta, the Panthers' fourth-round pick in last spring's NFL draft, has agreed to a four-year deal with the team, according to his agent.

Fiammetta, who played at Syracuse, was considered to be perhaps the best fullback prospect in the draft. He's the second rookie signed by the Panthers, with defensive back Captain Munnerlyn (seventh round) of South Carolina agreeing to terms earlier this week. -- David Scott

Posted by Observer Sports on June 26, 2009 at 01:38 PM | Permalink


Awesome! we got Brad Hoovers replacement signed for 4 years! What's put on paper sounds good, but whats put on the field needs to be twice as good. Hope to see some good production in the pre-season!

Posted by: Cameron | Jun 26, 2009 2:05:57 PM

Hurney's typically not in much of a rush to get picks signed (none of our guys were signed until mid-July last year), so this is good news, particularly with our cap tight.

Posted by: Michael Procton | Jun 26, 2009 2:10:10 PM

does this mean we can cut hoover and free up some salary cap $$$ ??

Posted by: Double Trouble | Jun 26, 2009 2:24:05 PM

Yeah, lets cut the FB that helped create one of the best rushing attacks last season... that makes sense.

Posted by: Chris | Jun 26, 2009 2:28:40 PM

Cut Hoover, you've got to be kiddin me. What kind of fans post here. Double Trouble is ready to cut Hoover for a kid that hasn't even played a regular season game yet, get real dude.

Posted by: lmartin005 | Jun 26, 2009 2:32:13 PM

The FB who's basically making the minimum.

Posted by: Michael Procton | Jun 26, 2009 4:02:39 PM

Things would not be the same without here the crowd say "Hoove" at the games! Fiammetta will definitely get his turn but for right now, that's Hoove's spot to keep!

Posted by: Minorj1 | Jun 26, 2009 4:29:33 PM

What do you think about the new name for our running game is: "GROUND CONTROL"
We've gotta come up with a better nickname for DeAngelo Williams, Jonathan Stewart, and Mike Goodson (but I like "GROUND CONTROL" because it shows some love to the big bruisers up front (Gross, Kalil, Otah, Wharton, Vincent, etc.) My new name for our running game is:


Posted by: james | Jun 26, 2009 10:42:47 PM

I think nicknames for "groups" of players is silly. Did The Cardinal backfield have a nickname? Nicknames do not win games, they just satisfy simple minds.

Posted by: Michael Procton | Jun 27, 2009 8:50:16 AM

Nicknames give the Fans a little fun in their spare time. Gives them something to enjoy doing to help support their team. Since we can't be down on the field blocking and tackling with them, we can at least support them like fans are suppose to. But of course not supporting our team in creative ways is Michael Procton's idea of a fan.

Posted by: Cameron | Jun 27, 2009 9:51:02 AM

Yea M.P., lighten up !

Posted by: nasty704 | Jun 28, 2009 9:20:49 AM

fiam is our fullback for the future but how are they going to keep 2 fullbacks.?

Posted by: ray | Jun 30, 2009 1:40:41 PM

Ray, the same way we kept two kickers last season. We have 53 total roster spots, so we just remove one guy at one position, and add Fiammetta in.

Posted by: Cameron | Jul 1, 2009 11:42:36 AM

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