The Carolina Panthers have re-signed running back Fozzy Whittaker to a two-year contract, the team announced Monday.
Whitaker went undrafted out of Texas in 2012 and spent his first season in the league on the Arizona Cardinals' practice squad. He played for both the San Diego Chargers and Cleveland Browns in 2013 before signing with the Panthers prior to the 2014 season.
Whittaker rushed for 145 yards on 32 carries with a touchdown in 10 regular season games. He also had a 39-yard touchdown reception in the NFC Wild Card game against the Cardinals.
Whittaker, 26, also returned 11 kickoffs for an average of 23.8 yards per attempt.
The Panthers released DeAngelo Williams last month but retained running back Jonathan Stewart.
Carolina also announced one-year deals with receiver Brenton Bersin, offensive lineman Brian Folkerts and linebacker Ben Jacobs. Offensive tackle Kevin Hughes, an exclusive rights free agent, was not tendered a contract. He will become an unrestricted free agent if he his not tendered a contract before the start of free agency Tuesday.
- Jack Jorgensen