Pffft... who needs a fullback anyway?
Today the Carolina Panthers announced they have waived FB Jerome Felton and signed WR Darvin Adams from the practice squad. If you've heard me speak about Adams on CSR Radio then this should come as no surprise as he has been making huge waves internally with the organization extremely excited by what they've seen out of the 6'3" receiver. Adams was Cam Newton's former #1 receiver at Auburn.
I believe the cutting of Felton is attributed to three major factors: Firstly, the running backs haven't been looking any better with a fullback in to lead block for them, secondly when needed Richie Brockel has done the job well and thirdly Jonathan Stewart is catching better out of the backfield than expected, which diminishes the need for a receiving back.
Adams will add to the Panthers immediately on special teams, and it will be very curious to see if he is used as a PR at all. Last season for Auburn he won the job with assistant coach Trooper Taylor saying
The biggest deal is Darvin does a good job picking the ball up off the guy's foot [...] I think because of so much time on offense he makes good decisions with the ball.
Time will tell, but its curious timing to say the least.