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Panthers re-sign Fozzy Whittaker, still expected to add RB in draft

Carolina Panthers' Fozzy Whittaker (43) runs past San Francisco 49ers' NaVorro Bowman (53) and Eli Harold (58) in the second half of an NFL football game in Charlotte, N.C., Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016. (AP Photo/Bob Leverone)
Carolina Panthers' Fozzy Whittaker (43) runs past San Francisco 49ers' NaVorro Bowman (53) and Eli Harold (58) in the second half of an NFL football game in Charlotte, N.C., Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016. (AP Photo/Bob Leverone) AP

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.

Jourdan Rodrigue: 704-358-5071, @jourdanrodrigue

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