Panthers Worked Out Three RBs Including Thomas Rawls

According to Howard Balzer, the Carolina Panthers brought in three free agent running backs for tryouts on Monday including Travaris Cadet, Thomas Rawls and Fitzgerald Toussaint.

Of this group, the Panthers elected to sign Cadet to their active roster.

Rawls, 25, wound up signing on with the Seahawks as an undrafted free agent out of Central Michigan back in May of last year. He played out the final year of his three-year, $1.59 million rookie contract but was not tendered a restricted offer by the Seahawks.

Rawls signed on with the Jets this past March but was among their final roster cuts coming out of the preseason. The Bengals signed him to a contract a few weeks ago only to cut him loose earlier in the week.

In 2017, Rawls appeared in 12 games for the Seahawks and rushed for 157 yards on 58 carries (2.7 YPC) to go along with nine receptions for 94 yards receiving and no touchdowns.

Toussaint, 28, originally signed on with the Ravens as an undrafted free agent out of back in 2014. He was on and off of the Ravens’ active roster over the year and a half he spent in Baltimore before signing on to the Steelers’ practice squad at the start of the 2015 season.

Toussaint returned to Pittsburgh on a future/reserve contract last year and re-signed to another one-year contract this offseason. However, he was among Pittsburgh’s final roster cuts.

In 2017, Toussaint appeared in six games for the Steelers and rushed for 25 yards on six carries (4.2 YPC) to go along with two receptions for nine yards and no touchdowns. Toussaint also contributed 94 kick return yards.

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