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May 15, 2012

Panthers claim Armond Smith off waivers

The Panthers added a player to their roster Tuesday, although he was not among the 32 who tried out this past weekend.

The Panthers claimed second-year running back Armond Smith off waivers from Cleveland – a minor move at the Panthers' deepest position. Smith, who had three carries for 2 yards in three games as a rookie with the Browns, is expected to compete with Josh Vaughan and three undrafted free agents – Tauren Poole, Princeton McCarty and Lyndon Rowells – for the fourth running back spot.

To make room for Smith on the 90-man roster, the Panthers waived defensive back Reggie Sullivan, the former Johnson C. Smith player who joined the team's practice squad late last season.

Smith, 26, attended Hutchinson (Kans.) Community College and Shorter before transferring to Union, a NAIA school in Kentucky. Smith, 5-9 and 194 pounds, rushed for 1,376 yards and 16 touchdowns in 2010 before signing with Cleveland as an undrafted free agent.

He also spent time on the Browns' practice squad last season.

--Joseph Person


Posted by Observer Sports on May 15, 2012 at 05:58 PM | Permalink


OK? Gotta love off-topic rant responses. I'm not saying Charles Johnson is worth the money we're paying him, but think of how bad our defensive line is right now, and then try imagining how much worse it would be without him. It's a scary thought, believe me. Also, who gives a flip what Jerry's paying these guys if we have a breakout season this year like we should.

Posted by: DB | May 15, 2012 7:44:04 PM

Dude, you have got to let this go... Instead of a backloaded contract (like so many other highly-paid atheletes get), Charles Johnson got a "front-loaded" contract. His cap number will be much much lower each of the remaining years on his contract. The Panthers had the room in 2011, so they paid up front. Yes, he has a big salary, and, yes, the salary seems disproportional to his stats. But a front-loaded contract might possibly be a good thing for the Panthers in the long run.

Posted by: kyla | May 15, 2012 11:16:23 PM

Keep in mind there are team sports and individual sports. Apples and oranges.

Team sports like NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL etc guarantee each individual whether deserving or not a specific upfront legal contract of X amount of dollars regardless of performance.

Individual sports such as PGA, LPGA, Indy F1, NASCAR, Equestrian, Billards, Bowling, Tennis, etc are earned individually as the season progresses. No contracts.
These are the real winners.

Big difference.

Posted by: dream weaver | May 16, 2012 9:13:25 AM

The guy who posted the Charles Johnson article is a moron and knows zero about contracts. Marty gave CJ the guaranteed money upfront so there are no salary cap implications in the years to follow. If anything he needs to respect how well our GM manipulated the contract.

Posted by: Joe | May 16, 2012 10:45:51 AM

Charles Johnson Football Camp at Wingate University in Wingate, NC on June 15-18
Visit footballcamps.com or call 301-575-9400

Posted by: SI Football Camps | May 16, 2012 1:17:32 PM

why haven't we had florence in for a visit? we need him desperately and he is a SD guy.

Posted by: Josh | May 16, 2012 3:25:40 PM

Your argument is ignorant. CJ needs some help. Now that the DTs are back off of IR. CJ will have a better season. People like you are are the reason this franchise has a bad reputation for a poor fan base. Hurney is a genius compared to your uneducated bass-ackwards trailor trash inbred comments. Get A Life. IDIOT

Posted by: Johnson isnt the SCUM U R | May 16, 2012 10:40:38 PM

somebody is really really bad at math.

seriously....check your work fella, you're playing yourself stupid.

you can't take one guy in football and look at his stats to determine impact. if a guy commands double and triple teams AND distracts the QB, he's doing more than the guy that beat single coverage and got a sack.

you can't look at the stats and not the film. you have to look at it all. the stats are useless without context.

Posted by: charlottean | May 17, 2012 4:52:23 PM

Glad to see daily Panthers news here for a change but...quantity does not always mean quality.

Posted by: PantherUp | May 17, 2012 7:02:11 PM

Hello, this is a good article. Thanks.

Posted by: Nicole Lee | Dec 6, 2012 8:07:38 PM

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