The Albany Panthers has parted ways with defensive back LeVance Richmond after he was suspended for throwing a punch in a game against Columbus last Sunday. Richmond was cut by the Panthers late last week. General manager Will Carter says Richmond's actions were not conducive to the Panthers' ideals and it was best that two sides part ways.
Richmond was an integral part the Panthers' defense which is tops in the league. He had 17.5 tackles this season and was tied for second on the team in pass break ups before last Saturday's win over Louisiana.
Filling his shoes will be wide receiver Antwontis Cutts who will now play both sides of the ball. Cutts has played corner back in spot duty the past two seasons and says his knowledge of the wide receiver position will also help him on defense.
Cutts said "Certain formations, I know what routes are coming because if they are the same routes that we run and there's only so much you can do in this arena so yea it gives me a little bit of an advantage. I gotta be a team player. I feel like I gotta do whatever for the team. The news it kind of shocked me but I'm ready for it."
The Panthers will play at Alabama on Saturday.
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