Balmer awarded to Panthers on waivers

Kentwan Balmer has been awarded to the Panthers on waivers, according to a league source.

Multiple claims were placed on the veteran defensive lineman, according to the source.

The former first-round draft pick of the 49ers struggled to find a role that fit in the Seahawks’ defense. Balmer was acquired from San Francisco for a sixth-round pick last August and appeared in all 16 games for Seattle in 2010.

Balmer started 11 games between defensive tackle and defensive end for the Seahawks after injuries forced him into an increased role. He finished the season with a career-high 43 tackles.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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