Panthers Sign Two Draft Picks

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Panthers Sign Two Draft Picks
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As reported by Panthers beat reporter Steve Reed of

The Carolina Panthers signed two of their fourth-round draft picks, running back Mike Goodson of Texas A&M and fullback Tony Fiammetta, the team announced Friday.

So far Carolina has signed three of its seven draft picks, defensive back Captain Munnerlyn from the University of South Carolina being the first signee.

Mike Goodson played in 36 games with 14 starts and twice led Texas A&M in rushing before entering the NFL Draft following his junior season. He compiled 1,964 career rushing yards on 374 carries for an average of 5.3 yards per attempt and 13 touchdowns. Also a capable receiver, Goodson registered 90 catches for 860 yards and seven touchdowns.

In his junior season, Goodson started in seven-of-10 games, finishing first with the Aggies with 406 yards and five touchdowns on 94 attempts. Part of a three-back attack in 2007, Goodson put up 711 yards and four touchdowns on 153 carries.

Goodson earned honorable All Big 12 recognition as a freshman in 2006 after ranking first on the team with a career-best 847 yards on four touchdowns on 127 attempts despite starting just one game.

At Syracuse, Tony Fiammetta played in 45 games with 18 starts at fullback with the Orangemen. He finished his career with 16 rushes for 89 yards and 28 receptions for 202 yards and a touchdown.

He made his reputation, however, as a fierce blocker, making 108 knockdown blocks during his junior and senior seasons. Fiammetta also served as a team captain his senior season when he started 10-of-11 games and notched seven touchdown-resulting blocks to go along with 66 yards rushing on five carries and 16 catches for 127 yards and a touchdown.

Of Note: The Panthers waived long snapper Patrick MacDonald and defensive tackle Babatunde Oshinowo. Both players were signed as free agents during the offseason in January.

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