The Carolina Panthers announced Thursday that they’ve placed RB Fozzy Whittaker on injured reserve after he suffered a non-contact ACL tear.
The Panthers currently have Christian McCaffrey, Cameron Artis-Payne, C.J. Anderson and Elijah Hood at running back for the time being, but it wouldn’t be surprising to see them sign another running back in the near future.
Whittaker, 29, originally signed on with the Cardinals during the 2012 season. He lasted just a few months in Arizona before he was waived and later claimed off of waivers by the Chargers.
After a brief stint with the Browns, the Panthers signed Whittaker to a contract in 2014 and he’s spent the past four seasons in Carolina.
Whittaker is in the final year of his two-year, $2.5 million contract and stands to make a base salary of $1.1 million for the 2018 season.
In 2017, Whittaker appeared in 12 games for the Panthers and rushed for 18 yards on seven carries (2.6 YPC) to go along with five receptions for 47 yards receiving and one touchdown. He also contributed 110 kick return yards.