The Facts: The Panthers have added to their purge of veterans with the release of Hoover, their longtime fullback.
Diehards Line:The move Monday comes in a one-week stretch where the Panthers let DE Julius Peppers leave in free agency, then cut QB Jake Delhomme, DTs Damione Lewis and Maake Kemoeatu, and LBs Na'il Diggs and Landon Johnson. ... Letting the 33-year-old Hoover go saves the Panthers close to $1 million in payroll for the 2010 season and ends his 10-year stay in Carolina. The Panthers will likely turn to second-year pro Tony Fiammetta at fullback.