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 Review, the guaranteed money layout is less than $8 million, after they spent $13.1 million guaranteed for one game of Greg Hardy last year.