Former Nebraska returner signs with Carolina Panthers
It looks like Ameer Abdullah has found a new home in the NFL.
He visited the Carolina Panthers on Wednesday and the team is expected to sign him, per NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) October 20, 2021
Abdullah has been with the Minnesota Vikings for the last few seasons but fell out of favor on the depth chart. He played in 6 games this season and only had 7 rushes for 30 yards. Even last season, Abdullah suited up for all 16 games and had just 8 carries for 42 yards.
His best season came with the Detroit Lions in 2015 when he finished with 597 rushing yards and 2 touchdowns on 143 carries. Abdullah’s other 500-yard season came in 2017 when he had 552 yards and 4 touchdowns on 165 carries.
This signing is likely just a depth move but Abdullah will have to be hoping he gets a lot more work with the Panthers than he did with the Vikings.
Carolina will play the New York Giants this Sunday at 1 p.m. ET.