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Panthers' Armanti Edwards could play more QB

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SPARTANBURG, SC (AP) -- The last thing Armanti Edwards was worried about as a rookie was throwing passes for the Carolina Panthers. His sole focus, he was told last season, was learning to play wide receiver and return punts, no easy task considering he played quarterback at Appalachian State.

Now that's changed to some degree.

Edwards says it's ironic that now he has "to get used to playing quarterback again."

He isn't competing for a starting quarterback spot with Cam Newton or Jimmy Clausen, but based on what the team has done in practice offensive coordinator Rob Chudzinski plans to use him occasionally in the Wildcat formation - with Newton split out wide.

Coach Ron Rivera says the one thing you don't want to do in the NFL is "line up where everybody knows where you're going."

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