Brown, Irvin reach terms with Panthers

Updated: July 27, 2009, 7:28 PM ET
Associated Press

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The Carolina Panthers have reached terms with second-round pick Everette Brown and third-round choice Corvey Irvin.

The deals left the Panthers on Monday with only one unsigned rookie: second-rounder Sherrod Martin. The team reports to training camp Sunday.

Carolina created roster space by waiving defensive tackle Justin Kershaw and safety Anthony Scirrotto.

Brown agreed to a four-year, $4.3 million deal that includes nearly $2.7 million in guaranteed money. The ex-Florida State defensive end is expected to provide an immediate boost to Carolina's pass rush.

Irvin signed a four-year, $2.42 million deal that includes a $670,000 signing bonus. The Georgia product is expected to back up starting defensive tackles Maake Kemoeatu and Damione Lewis.


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