Panthers sign Todman

Charlotte, NC ( – The Carolina Panthers signed running back
Jordan Todman to a one-year contract on Monday.

Todman played the last three seasons with the Jacksonville Jaguars. Last
season, he played in all 16 games with one start, rushing 32 times for 186
yards, including a 62-yard touchdown. He added 25 receptions for 198 yards and
a touchdown.

“Any time you get a chance to play football and do what you love it’s a great
opportunity,” Todman said. “I’m excited to come to a playoff team, a team with
upside that wants to be great.”

Todman served as the team’s primary kickoff returner, averaging 25.6 yards on
38 returns for 972 yards. He finished tied for second on the team with seven
special teams tackles.

“Jordan is a veteran running back who has had some success in this league,”
Panthers coach Ron Rivera said. “We think he has some return skills and we are
always looking to be good in that area. At running back, he brings
versatility. He is stout and physical enough to run the ball up inside, but
he’s got the quickness and speed to get outside to the corner.”

A sixth-round pick of the Chargers out of Connecticut in 2011, Todman has
spent time with San Diego, Minnesota and Jacksonville during his career,
rushing for 450 yards and three scores. He also has 40 receptions for 314
yards and two touchdowns and returned 68 kickoffs for 1,762 yards, a 25.9-yard