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Panthers waive 2009 2nd-rounder Everette Brown

Posted on: September 4, 2011 12:54 pm
Edited on: September 4, 2011 1:06 pm
Posted by Ryan Wilson

Two and a half years after the Panthers gave up a first-round pick to move back into the second round to select Everette Brown, they released the former Florida State defensive end, according to Rapid Reporter Steve Reed.

Brown appeared in 48 games during his Carolina career, registering 47 tackles, 6.5 sacks, three forced fumbles and a pick, but fell to fourth on the depth chart during training camp on a team coming off a 2-14 season. Brown's just 24, and at 6-4, 250 pounds, should have very little trouble finding work.

When the Panthers selected Brown, general manager Marty Hurney said, “We thought that Everette Brown was one of the better pass rushers in this draft. He’s got all of the intangibles and is a very hard worker. He has a good first step and plays with good strength. I think he helps our pass rush immediately and will work in the rotation with the ends.”

Days before, Pro Football Weekly offered this scouting report on Brown (via Aaron Aloysius on Twitter): "He was not asked to drop much in college and showed too much stiffness in reverse at his pro-day workout to project as a rush linebacker."

Hmm. Either way, Hurney's suspect early-round draft strategy continues. In addition to Brown, there's 2010 third-rounder Armanti Edwards (Carolina gave up a second-round pick to get him). A college quarterback, Edwards has struggled with the transition to wide receiver, which speaks more to the Panthers' personnel process than to Edwards' shortcomings as an NFL player.

Then there's 2010 second-rounder, Jimmy Clausen. The Panthers didn't trade up for him -- he fell so far and so fast they may not have had time -- but his NFL career to date can kindly be described as disappointing. He was forced onto the field last season when Matt Moore was injured and inconsistent, and statistically Clausen was one of the league's worst quarterbacks.

The Panthers and Hurney thought so much of him that they in April they drafted Cam Newton with the first-overall pick, and now it looks like Clausen could fall to No. 3 on the depth chart behind journeyman Derek Anderson.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 16, 2012 8:07 pm

Panthers waive 2009 2nd-rounder Everette Brown

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Since: Aug 2, 2009
Posted on: September 4, 2011 2:36 pm

Broncos should take a chance

The risk is low and reward is high.  Denver should take a chance on this guy. 

Since: Jun 20, 2010
Posted on: September 4, 2011 2:35 pm

Panthers waive 2009 2nd-rounder Everette Brown

In 3 to 4 years they will release their 2011 First round pick too and fire their general manager because of it.  Cam Newton better save his money, because he will be lucky to get another contract worth anything after his first one expires. 

Since: Nov 27, 2006
Posted on: September 4, 2011 2:29 pm

Panthers waive 2009 2nd-rounder Everette Brown

It'll be interesting if he winds up in Denver under John Fox.  Denver needs DL bad, and I wonder if Fox still believes in this kid...

Since: Oct 28, 2006
Posted on: September 4, 2011 1:39 pm

Panthers waive 2009 2nd-rounder Everette Brown

It doesn't take a genius to figure out why they're the worst team in football. Continually trade next years picks for player that aren't worth it and draft horrible. Surefire way to the bottom.

Since: Sep 22, 2006
Posted on: September 4, 2011 1:31 pm

Panthers waive 2009 2nd-rounder Everette Brown

In all fairness to Jimmy Clausen, who else besides Cam Newton was worthy of the no. 1 pick this year.  Even Cam is debatable.  I liken it to the year that Michael Vick came out and San Diego couldn't find anyone to trade the pick for (eventually trading the pick to Atlanta).

Point is, someone has to be picked first every year.

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