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.

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According to Steve Reed of, 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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