Carolina Panthers

XFL standout PJ Walker back in NFL with Panthers


Had the XFL season continued on, Houston Roughnecks quarterback P.J.


Walker will reunite with new Panthers coach Matt Rhule, who coached him at Temple, and will also return to the NFL as he was previously a practice squad player with the Colts .


In five XFL games with the undefeated Roughnecks (5-0), Walker led the league with 15 touchdowns and 1,338 yards and had emerged as one of the league's early standouts and marquee players.


Now he'll move on to Carolina to presumably battle to back up Teddy Bridgewater , as news upon Cam Newton 's fate still remains in limbo.


Already on board for the Panthers are quarterback Kyle Allen , who started 12 games last season in relief of Newton and recently re-signed on a one-year deal, and second-year signal-caller Will Grier , who was drafted in the third round last year.


It was a busy Monday morning for Carolina, as it's also signing linebacker Tahir Whitehead to a one-year deal worth $2.5 million with a $1.45 million signing bonus, per Rapoport.






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