Panthers Sign Jordan Todman

The Panthers have signed a free agent running back, adding Jordan Todman to their backfield on a one-year deal, the team announced today (via Twitter).

Todman, who turned 25 last month, was selected in the sixth round of the 2011 draft by the Chargers, and spent time in San Diego and Minnesota before landing with the Jaguars. Todman has played for Jacksonville since 2012, totaling 450 rushing yards on 111 carries and 314 receiving yards on 40 catches during his 33 games with the Jags. The Connecticut product is also a special teams contributor, and was Jacksonville’s primary kick returner in 2014, averaging 25.6 yards on 38 returns.

In Carolina, Todman will join a group of running backs led by Jonathan Stewart and Mike Tolbert. Darrin Reaves and Fozzy Whittaker are also under contract with the Panthers, so Todman will have to fight for a roster spot and for playing time. One player he won’t have to beat out is longtime Panthers back DeAngelo Williams, who was released by the team earlier in the offseason.

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