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Wide receiver Armanti Edwards, the 89th overall pick by the Carolina Panthers in 2010, was released by the team.

Wide receiver Toney Clemons was signed to the practice squad to replace wide receiver Cordell Roberson, who had his contract terminaed.

An option quarterback at Appalachian State, Edwards was drafted to play wide receiver. The Panthers dealt a second-round pick in the 2011 draft to move up in the draft for Edwards.

The transition never took with Edwards, a 5-foot-11, 190-pound athlete with no previous experience returning kicks or catching passes.

He had zero receptions in four games in 2013 and ends his time in Carolina with five catches for 121 yards and two rushes for 12 yards.

The Panthers didn't have a first-round pick in 2010 because, the year before drafting Jimmy Clausen and Edwards in the middle rounds, general manager Marty Hurney swapped a first-round pick to select Florida State defensive end Everette Brown in the second round.

The first-round pick he dealt to San Francisco in 2010 was used by the 49ers to draft All-Pro offensive guard Mike Iupati.

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