Biggs: Panthers dump Hoover to ire of one player

The youth movement continues in Carolina where the Panthers have pulled the plug on veteran fullback Brad Hoover, one of the more popular players in franchise history.

Hoover was an undrafted free agent from Western Carolina who stuck with the team in 2000 and is second in club history in games played.

"I want to thank the organization for 10 great years and the fans that supported me," Hoover said in a statement released through his agent Tim Irwin, according to Carolina Growl. "I leave with a heavy heart. But I will be trying to play somewhere else."

Said coach John Fox in a statement: “Brad has been here since the day I arrived in Carolina. When things were difficult he was a leader and someone the players and coaches always knew would be accountable. On the field, he was the ultimate competitor and set a physical tone in both his style and attitude."

Hoover had a $100,000 roster bonus due later this month and his base salary was $860,000.

Per the report, the Panthers now have only three players on the roster over 30. It’s resonated with the players as veteran safety Chris Harris

"Well we just had another because your 30 casualty on the Panthers roster,” Harris wrote on his Twitter account. “Brad Hoover you will be missed, my man."

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