Panthers place 2 on IR; release OL Bridges
The Carolina Panthers placed defensive end Antwan Applewhite and
free safety Sherrod Martin on injured reserve Tuesday and released
offensive lineman Jeremy Bridges.
The Panthers filled the open roster spots by signing running
back Armond Smith and offensive lineman Thomas Austin to the active
roster from the practice squad and signing defensive end Mario
Addison from Washington’s practice squad.
The 6-foot-3, 257-pound Addison entered the NFL in 2011 as an
undrafted rookie free agent with the Chicago Bears.
He spent time with Chicago, Indianapolis and Washington during
his career. He has played in 14 career games, including eight this
season split between Indianapolis and Washington.
The Panthers also signed guard Dominic Alford and cornerback
Kendrick Burney to the practice squad.