CHARLOTTE — The Panthers added some backfield depth and an experienced return option for this weekend's game with the Giants.
The team signed veteran running back Ameer Abdullah Saturday.
The 28-year-old Abdullah was released by the Vikings earlier this week.
He had two kickoff returns for 68 yards against the Panthers last week, including a 45-yarder which set up a Vikings' scoring drive.
A former second-round pick of the Lions from Nebraska, Abdullah has a career kick return average of 26.2 per return, and has 2,031 career yards from scrimmage.