Panthers re-sign Fozzy Whittaker, Brenton Bersin

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The Panthers have held onto two more of their free agents.

Safety Colin Jones was the first to re-sign on Tuesday and the team later announced that wide receiver Brenton Bersin will be back on a one-year deal. According to multiple reports, the Panthers have also agreed to a two-year deal with running back Fozzy Whittaker.

Whittaker continued to play a reserve role in the Panthers backfield in 2016 and saw the heaviest offensive workload of his NFL career. He had 57 carries for 265 yards and caught 25 passes for 226 yards while playing behind Jonathan Stewart. Stewart is expected back for the 2017 season and the Panthers have been mentioned as a team that could be adding further help at running back in the draft with Mike Tolbert no longer on the roster.

Bersin caught two passes for 17 yards last season and has 24 catches for 287 yards for his career. He wasn’t tendered as a restricted free agent, so his deal likely comes in lower than the $1.797 million tender. Bersin figures to be a reserve and special teamer again next season, although the Panthers receiving group is in some flux with Ted Ginn headed for free agency.

5 responses to “Panthers re-sign Fozzy Whittaker, Brenton Bersin

  1. What message are you sending when you resign guys that cant play? If you like them that much hire them to work not play…

  2. Idk about in the nfl but when he played in HS he was a sight to see. He went to high school at pearland high in pearland tx. I went to alvin high and pearland was our bigtime rival. I graduated before he was in hs but i bought season tickets and would watch hs football every friday/saturday night. When i could id go watch phs…cuz alvin sux at football… And Fozzy was a human highlight reel. Watching him was like watching a real life version of tecmo bowl (i know i really showed my age with that reference lmao) with fozzy playing as bo jackson.

  3. Brenton Bersin – the guy whose major contributions to the Panthers are living in the same neighborhood and attending the same college as the owner. Why we keep him over Ginn makes no sense. And Ginn should be ready to accept any offer we make to him, as it has now been proven beyond all doubt that he simply cannot play in the NFL unless he’s with the Panthers.

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