CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) The Carolina Panthers placed defensive end Antwan Applewhite and free safety Sherrod Martin on injured reserve Tuesday and released offensive lineman Jeremy Bridges.
The Panthers filled the open roster spots by signing running back Armond Smith and offensive lineman Thomas Austin to the active roster from the practice squad and signing defensive end Mario Addison from Washington's practice squad.
The 6-foot-3, 257-pound Addison entered the NFL in 2011 as an undrafted rookie free agent with the Chicago Bears.
He spent time with Chicago, Indianapolis and Washington during his career. He has played in 14 career games, including eight this season split between Indianapolis and Washington.
The Panthers also signed guard Dominic Alford and cornerback Kendrick Burney to the practice squad.
Even during this relatively quiet period of the NFL calendar, there's still plenty of controversy around the league.
Take Jacksonville for example, where Jaguars cornerback Jalen Ramsey has been firing back at executive vice president Tom Coughlin for saying he wants every player to attend the team's voluntary offseason workouts. Ramsey, as you may have already guessed, has elected to skip these workouts.
Seeing an opportunity, new Redskins safety Landon Collins invited Ramsey to Washington via Twitter, going into full Suge Knight "Come to Death Row" mode to make his pitch.
Ramsey seemed quite amused by the prospect, but also didn't seem totally opposed to the idea of teaming up with Collins in D.C.
While it's unlikely Washington trades for Ramsey, nothing's stopping you from firing up the NFL Roster Builder and putting the two-time Pro Bowler in burgundy and gold, Redskins fans!
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It's been a long time in the making, but a local Washington fan finally put the finishing touches on his Capitals-themed tattoo sleeve on Thursday.
Maryland-based fan Leah Carey posted a picture of her father's tattooed arm on Twitter, showing off the finished product.
John Carlson is credited with the final assist, as his signature was the last thing Carey's father needed to complete the tattoo collection. He finally got the signaure when Carlson took the time to autograph his arm after a recent practice. Carey then got it tattooed the following day.
In addition to Carlson's autograph, the sleeve includes various Caps' logos over the years, including their Stanley Cup championship crest.
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