The Carolina Panthers, as expected, have placed safety Charles Godfrey on injured reserve.
Godfrey suffered an Achilles injury while breaking up a pass during the third quarter of Sunday's game against Buffalo. He had 10 tackles with a sack in Carolina's first two games of the 2013 season.
A third-round pick of the Panthers in 2008, Godfrey has started all but one of the 75 games he has appeared in, racking up 353 tackles, three sacks, 33 passes defensed and 11 interceptions over six seasons in Carolina.
The Panthers signed rookie safety Robert Lester off the practice squad to fill the roster vacancy.