Panthers sign Fast Teddy Williams to go with fast Ted Ginn

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For the second time this offseason, the Panthers signed a fast guy named Ted to help their special teams.

This time, it’s “Fast” Teddy Williams, who signed a two-year deal worth $2.3 million, per agent David Canter.

Williams is a bit of a curiousity, as the five teams he’s been with are never quite sure whether he’s a cornerback or a wide receiver. But he can fly, and coupled with Ted Ginn Jr., gives them some guys who can be difference-makers in the kicking game. Williams actually hit Panthers return man Philly Brown last year while with the Bears, leading to a fumble which Brown returned for a touchdown.

It’s hardly dramatic, but they’ve now signed 12 guys in the last month (mostly their own) on the cheap. Via Bill Voth of Black and Blue Reviewthe guaranteed money layout is less than $8 million, after they spent $13.1 million guaranteed for one game of Greg Hardy last year.

9 responses to “Panthers sign Fast Teddy Williams to go with fast Ted Ginn

  1. I thought for a few minutes that they had signed Tramon Williams instead of another bargain bin player that in injury prone and goes from team to team. The Panthers have to been the cheapest run franchise in the entire NFL

  2. motsuret06 says:
    Mar 12, 2015 8:25 PM
    I thought for a few minutes that they had signed Tramon Williams instead of another bargain bin player that in injury prone and goes from team to team. The Panthers have to been the cheapest run franchise in the entire NFL
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    It’s going to pay off. You’ll see.

  3. Well it’s almost sounding like the land of misfit toys. No just kidding.

    Gettleman has a knack for finding players that people discard for some reason. That’s what is amazing about our position coaching staff. They work out the kinks.

    Notice I said position coaches. When Ron Rivera and Mike Shula figures out how to evaluate offensive talent we might be a great team.

    Ron Rivera is a DC though and through I can’t take that away from his. Wow but offense is a different story.

    See if the Panthers ever land a offensive guy for a HC we might turn the corner since it’s a passing league. 20 years of DC’s being the HC. Oh Well.

  4. motsuret06 says:Mar 12, 2015 8:25 PM

    I thought for a few minutes that they had signed Tramon Williams instead of another bargain bin player that in injury prone and goes from team to team. The Panthers have to been the cheapest run franchise in the entire NFL
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    According to the NFL, 22 teams have more cap space than the panthers. Get your facts straight before you spot off.

  5. All these people complaining the panthers haven’t singed any big names if FA so far is getting pretty laughable. This isn’t maddden if a “good” player is on the market you have to wonder why that is. Most teams do not let their starters walk w/o reason. Whether it’s a attitude problem getting old or are to expensive. I See holes in the roster as follows: left tackle, oher was a good signing I think he will regain a little of his former self with his oline coach from Balt. Corner back/ safety to. Bene will work better in the slot if we can find bigger faster guy to play outside as well as safety who can cover over top as well as help with the run defense. Then you have to say wr. People won’t like this but philly brown has the potential to be a rock solid slot/deep threat guy as well as ginn. But would like a nice compliment to benji on the outside with Olsen ginn and Philly workin the middle. Then I see special teams depth as a huge need. And that’s what most of our signings have been geared toward. The draft is pretty deep at the positions we have needs at so look for them to find most of the new talent they need in April. All in all I see the other teams in our division not getting stronger and look forward to a run at a 3peat!!

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