Charlotte, NC (Sports Network) - The Carolina Panthers made a slew of roster
moves on Tuesday, including the placement of safety Sherrod Martin and
defensive end Antwan Applewhite on season-ending injured reserve.
Martin was put on the shelf one day after a diagnosis of a torn medial
collateral ligament and anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee in a loss
Sunday at Kansas City.
The fourth-year pro out of Troy finishes the year with 23 tackles and one
forced fumble in 12 games.
Applewhite was sidelined by a bothersome hamstring injury which has limited
his effectiveness. The San Diego State product and Los Angeles native
concludes his 2012 season with just six tackles in five games.
Carolina also waived offensive lineman Jeremy Bridges, promoted running back
Armond Smith and offensive lineman Thomas Austin from the practice squad to
the active roster, and signed defensive end Mario Addison from the Washington
Redskins' practice squad.
Bridges played in just two games this season, his first with the Panthers
after three with the Arizona Cardinals. A 32-year-old native of Indiana,
Bridges has played 10 NFL seasons, with a previous stint in Carolina from
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