CHARLOTTE, N.C. - The Carolina Panthers added a player to their roster Tuesday, although he was not among the 32 who tried out this past weekend.
The Panthers claimed second-year running back Armond Smith off waivers from Cleveland - a minor move at the Panthers' deepest position. Smith, who had three carries for 2 yards in three games as a rookie with the Browns, is expected to compete with Josh Vaughan and three undrafted free agents - Tauren Poole, Princeton McCarty and Lyndon Rowells - for the fourth running back spot.
To make room for Smith on the 90-man roster, the Panthers waived defensive back Reggie Sullivan, the former Johnson C. Smith player who joined the team's practice squad late last season.
Smith, 26, attended Hutchinson (Kans.) Community College and Shorter before transferring to Union, a NAIA school in Kentucky. Smith, 5-9 and 194 pounds, rushed for 1,376 yards and 16 touchdowns in 2010 before signing with Cleveland as an undrafted free agent.
He also spent time on the Browns' practice squad last season.
Story by Joseph Person of the Charlotte Observer