Armanti Edwards Closing in on Deal with Carolina Panthers

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - FEBRUARY 28: Quarterback Armanti Edwards of Appalachian State passes the football during the NFL Scouting Combine presented by Under Armour at Lucas Oil Stadium on February 28, 2010 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Scott Boehm/Getty Images)

Just a quick blurb for now — Darin Gantt of The Charlotte Observer reports that Carolina Panthers’ third-round draft pick, Armanti Edwards, is close to signing a four-year contract. The signing bonus is said to be $710,000.

If you didn’t know already, Edwards was the quarterback for Appalchian State University, will transition to wide receiver for the Panthers.

Carolina traded it’s second-round pick of 2011 to the New England Patriots in order to secure Edwards’ services and keep him in North Carolina.

To date, the Panthers have eight-of-10 draft picks signed. Yet to sign are second-round pick Jimmy Clausen, and third-round selection Brandon LaFell.

Keep it here for further updates!

UPDATE:

According to Steve Reed of CarolinaGrowl.com, it’s a done deal.

The Panthers and Edwards have agreed to terms on a four-year, $4.25 million contract.

At this point, it is said that Edwards is expected to produce and will see some time as slot receiver, and will be the primary kick returner.

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  • john

    Really looking forward to seeing what Armanti will bring to the team. I don’t know that we’ll see him at his full playing potential this year as he will be basically learning new positions but I do think eh can contribute immediately and has the potential to be special.

  • J. Gore

    i think we’ll see him more often than not. slot receiver yes and on returns. but more importantly taking snaps in the wildcat. we rejuvinated that formation before miami even thought of running it. dan henning began using it here the year before he went to dolphins. the same year delhomme blew out his elbow and moore broke his leg. we ended up with vinny testaverde and as bad as that season seemed it was a blessing in disguise. we can now thank henning and our talent at rb for bringing back the formation that everyone now sits up a little to see when a pro team lines up in it. would we have seen it with jake or matt in the lineup? and also deangelo williams gave all the credit of his breakout 3rd season to vinny t. the quote from williams stated that vinny lit a fire in him by telling him he was good but could be one of the greats with just a little more work in the offseason and in the film room. since then we’ve been able to enjoy the most dynamic backfield in football since the ’72-’73 dolphins. so thanks dan and vinny. and look for us to have a new look in that formation with #10 in the backfield taking the snaps.

    • http://www.blogtalkradio.com/blitzradio Eric Quackenbush

      I’d like to see Edwards used sparingly as a Wildcat option. Hell, why not? If he has the ability to make it work, utilize it!