Tuesday’s move ends a bust of a four-year career for Jarrett in Carolina after being a second-round pick in 2007. The Panthers replaced him with receiver David Clowney, who was claimed off waivers from the Jets
Charlotte-Mecklenburg police spokesman Bob Fey says Jarrett was pulled over on Interstate 77 in Charlotte for speeding shortly before 2 a.m. Tuesday, a day off for the team. Fey says Jarrett declined to take a breath test to determined his blood-alcohol level and results of the ensuing blood tests may not be known for several weeks.
Jarrett pleaded guilty to a DWI charge in 2008.
Jarrett in four seasons that has had just 35 catches and one touchdown.
The Panthers chose the Southern California star in the second round of the 2007 draft and released Keyshawn Johnson days later, convinced the 6-foot-4 Jarrett would become a starter opposite Steve Smith after setting a Pac-10 career record with 41 touchdown catches.
Jarrett played in just nine games in 2008 and caught 10 passes. Last year, he caught a career-best 17 catches and scored his first NFL touchdown in the season finale.
He came to training camp this year with a starting job his to lose after Carolina decided against re-signing Muhsin Muhammad. But Jarrett was beaten out by rookies Brandon LaFell and David Gettis.