The cheap carolina panthers jerseys continue their quest to get the roster down to 53 players by releasing former 3rd round DT Sione Fua.

Fua was a huge disappointment after being drafted out of Stanford, accumulating just 22 tackles without a sack in his two years on the roster. After double-dipping at DT in the draft this past April with Star Lotulelei and Kawann Short, the Panthers just didn't have the room for an underperforming DT on the depth chart.

Now that Fua is no longer on the roster the sad realization that the Panthers' 2011 draft was a complete and utter disaster is realized, as 1st round (and #1 overall) pick Cam Newton is the only player remaining on the roster from that draft. Thankfully, he will be here for quite a while.

Former Foley High School football standout Robert Lester has joined the carolina panthers jerseys cheap' practice squad. Lester was trying to make the NFL team as an undrafted free agent out of Alabama, but the safety was released by the Panthers on Saturday as Carolina reduced its roster to the regular-season limit of 53.

On Sunday, Lester was one of seven players announced for the cheap panthers jerseys' practice squad.

Lester was one of three rookies selected for the Carolina practice squad. The others were defensive end Craig Roh of Michigan and defensive tackle Casey Walker of Oklahoma.

Also signed for the practice squad were wide receiver James Shaw from Jacksonville State. The practice squad also includes wide receiver Brenton Bersin, linebacker Ben Jacobs and running back Tauren Poole.

NFL practice-squad players practice with the team, but are not eligible to play in games. Each team can have up to eight players on its practice squad.

The NFL has restrictions on practice-squad eligibility. Basically, a practice-squad player cannot have spent more than eight games on an active roster. Practice-squad players make a minimum of $6,000 per week. They also are free to sign with other NFL teams. Players promoted from the practice squad have to spend at least three weeks on the active roster.

he panthers jerseys cheap are a popular sleeper pick based off of their late season success a year ago and the budding potential of superstar Cam Newton and a hopefully-improved defense.

That's something that I could have written when previewing Carolina last season. The 2011 Panthers won four of their last six games and looked like they were going to feature an annoyingly-good rushing attack spearheaded by Newton, DeAngelo Williams, Jonathan Stewart, and the almost overkill move to acquire Mike Tolbert. Many had them pegged for the playoffs in a deep and talented National Football Conference.

Carolina started the season 2-8, Newton looked like a shell of his rookie self, the rushing attack was worse with Tolbert, and Stewart was less effective when named starter and ultimately went on IR. But hey look at that, the Panthers won five of their last six games and are again a popular sleeper pick thanks to the same reasons. The defense improved to 18th in scoring and 10th in yards allowed, but the offense regressed. Carolina is hoping that finally both units are on the same page this season and indeed they could be going to the playoffs in a difficult and evenly-matched NFC South division. It appears as though literally any of the four teams could win it, and any of the four could finish in last. I'm not sure where the Panthers will land, but they've got some very good fantasy football talent. Here's a closer look at those names.

Carolina Panthers running back Armond Smith was fined $15,000 by the NFL for kicking a Baltimore Ravens player in the groin during an Aug. 22 preseason game.

Smith was ejected for the kick that came after he was tackled by Baltimore's Albert McClellan in the fourth quarter. McClellan was on the ground when Smith used his right foot to strike the linebacker between the legs.

"I think he thought I was holding him down," McClellan said at the time. "Our legs got tangled up. He hopped up and kicked me. I did my best to keep my cool."

"He told me, 'Coach, he twisted on me,'" Panthers coach Ron Rivera said after the game. "And that's unfortunate because that's not the type of character that he is. He's disappointed, and he's very apologetic. And I know the league will have something to say about it.

"But just knowing who Armond is, that's a tough one for him to swallow because that's not his character. And that was most certainly out of his character."