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Panthers Sign Former All-Pro Return Specialist

David Kaestle
The Carolina Panthers have signed return specialist Andre Roberts.
The Carolina Panthers have signed return specialist Andre Roberts. / Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

The Carolina Panthers are coming off an exciting NFL Draft, that saw them address two big needs with the selections of offensive tackle Ikem Ekwonu and quarterback Matt Corral. This week, they added even more talent.

The Panthers signed wide receiver and former All-Pro return man Andre Roberts.

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Roberts spent last season with the Houston Texans and Los Angeles Chargers. He made three straight Pro Bowls as a returner from 2018-20.

Roberts led the NFL in kick return yards last year, with 1,010. That was his second time accomplishing that feat, having first done it in his 2018 All-Pro season. He has 6 career return touchdowns (3 on punts and 3 on kicks), and also led the NFL in yards per kick return with 30.0 in 2020.

He should immediately assume both kick and punt return duties for the Panthers, considering last year's leading kick returner (Ameer Abdullah) and punt returner (Alex Erickson) are no longer under contract in Carolina.

This Panthers team is still a long shot to win the Super Bowl next season, with odds of +10000, tied for the fifth-worst in the NFL, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.

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