COPY-Summerville's Fry Signed By Panthers

From the Carolina Panthers:

CHARLOTTE, NC - The Panthers continued setting their roster for the regular season on Monday, signing center Dustin Fry to the practice squad.

Fry was waived by the Cleveland Browns when NFL teams had to trim their rosters to 53 players by 6 p.m. EDT last Saturday.

Fry just completed his third professional training camp, and has been in the league since the St. Louis Rams selected him in the fifth round of the 2007 NFL Draft. He played four games for the Rams as a rookie, making his deubt on special teams at Cincinnati on Dec. 9, 2007.

He spent most of his rookie season on the practice squad, staying there for just over two months before being promoted to the Rams' 53-man roster on Nov. 7, 2007.

He returned to the Rams' practice squad on Sept. 1, 2008 after being waived at the final cutdown last year, but was waived once again by the Rams on Oct. 28. Cleveland added Fry to their practice squad last Nov. 5, where he remained for the balance of the season.

Fry, a Clemson alumnus, is a native of Summerville, SC, where he played for the town's namesake high school under legendary head coach John McKissick.

Fry was a SuperPrep All-America selection at Summerville and then became a perennial starter at Clemson, starting 36 of 47 games he played for the Tigers from 2003-2006.