Panthers place WR Smith on IR; promote LB Ivy

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The Carolina Panthers have signed linebacker Mortty Ivy from the practice squad to take injured receiver Steve Smith's spot on the 53-man roster.

Smith was placed on injured reserve Friday, five days after he broke his left forearm while catching a touchdown pass in a win over the New York Giants. Smith is the 12th player to go on IR for the injury-plagued Panthers.

Ivy is an undrafted rookie from West Virginia. He's been on the Panthers' practice squad since being in their final wave of cuts before the start of the season.


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