With the release of veteran receiver Jason Avant, the Panthers are showing their faith in undrafted rookie wideout Philly Brown, reports the team's website. He'll be the No. 3 receiver behind Kelvin Benjamin and Jerricho Cotchery.
Panthers defensive end Frank Alexander has been suspended for the next 10 games by the league, according to ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter. He had already been suspended for four games for violating the NFL substance abuse policy.