The Carolina Panthers re-signed running back Fozzy Whittaker to a two-year deal, announced on Tuesday evening. The news was first reported by the Observer’s Joseph Person.
According to a league source, the deal was worth $2.5 million.
Whittaker, 28, will begin his fourth year in Carolina during the 2017 season. He has 142 carries for 597 yards and two touchdowns in his career, and is used in a complementary and often receiving style to the power-back ability of lead runner Jonathan Stewart. Whittaker also has 505 receiving yards and three touchdowns.
Despite the re-signing of Whittaker, the Panthers are still expected to draft a running back, maybe as high as No. 8.
This story will be updated.