Panthers placing Charles Godfrey on IR

Carolina Panthers safety Charles Godfrey is out for the season with a torn Achilles, coach Ron Rivera announed today.

Godfrey signed a five-year, $27.5 million contract extension in 2011.

Panthers safety Quintin Mikell also injured his ankle Sunday.

Godfrey has recorded 353 career tackles, three sacks and 11 interceptions.

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Aaron Wilson covers the NFL for National Football Post, his second stint at the Post. He has previously written for Pro Football Talk and FOX Sports-Scout. Entering his 13th year covering the Baltimore Ravens, he's a beat writer for The Baltimore Sun. Wilson has also covered the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans.

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