Panthers waive DT Kentwan Balmer

Updated: September 1, 2011, 7:53 PM ET
Associated Press

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The Carolina Panthers waived Kentwan Balmer a week after claiming the defensive tackle off waivers from Seattle.

The Panthers also announced before Thursday night's preseason finale against Pittsburgh that they waived fullback Rashawn Jackson and claimed fullback Jerome Felton off waivers from Detroit.

Balmer, a former first-round pick out of North Carolina, was claimed by the Panthers on Aug. 25 to replace Ron Edwards. He was placed on injured reserve after tearing his triceps last month.

He started 11 games last season for Seattle but didn't play in any preseason games this year with Carolina.

Felton was in uniform for the game against the Steelers.


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