Hoover release now official

March, 8, 2010
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As we first heard from Carolina safety/media relations assistant Chris Harris earlier Monday, the Panthers have cut veteran fullback Brad Hoover. The team, not Harris, just sent out the official announcement.

“Brad has been here since the day I arrived in Carolina," coach John Fox said. “When things were difficult, he was a leader and someone both the players and coaches knew would always be accountable. On the field, he was the ultimate competitor and set a physical tone in both his style of play and attitude."

Hoover played all 16 games in seven of his 10 seasons in Carolina. He played in 152 games for the Panthers, putting him behind only John Kasay (204) and Muhsin Muhammad (154).

A fan favorite out of Western Carolina, Hoover’s most memorable game came in his rookie season when injuries force him to take over at tailback in a "Monday Night Football" game against Green Bay. Hoover responded with a career-best 117 yards on 24 carries and prompted the line “Nice move by the Hoov" from Dennis Miller.

Pat Yasinskas | email

ESPN Tampa Bay Buccaneers reporter

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