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Dollar Store Rewards: Panthers sign CB Teddy Williams

A special teamer with some speed, the "Splendid Sprinter" is the first new face since the NFL free agency period officially started on Tuesday.

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You might be saying "Who?" WELL I'LL TELL YOU WHO.

The former Cowboy/Colt/Cardinal/Bear/Jaguar will start his 4th year in the league in Carolina. Over his time in the league, Teddy Williams has swung from wide receiver to cornerback several times. A raw player, Williams possesses great speed. He clocked a 4.26 and a 4.27 forty yard dash time his rookie year, giving him enough upside to warrant a flier on several NFL teams, but never sticking. In his well traveled career, Williams has flashed his face only a couple of times. While he has only three credited tackles during his NFL time, he does have a 51 yard reception on offense from Carson Palmer in 2013, the same year he later tore his Achilles tendon. He also should be a familiar face to Panthers fans, as he was the guy who hit Philly Brown early during the Panthers 2014 game against Chicago. During the play, the ball came free and was scooped up for Philly's only career return touchdown.

Williams should be looking for a spot on special teams on the coverage unit. He hasn't really been used as a returner, though he could get a shot as a second option to Ted Ginn. He also apparently will compete for reps on defense.

Albeit it's highly unlikely that Williams beats anybody out for a spot, currently his only competition to play nickel cornerback is Colin Jones and Melvin White, both not exactly great at the position.

While Dave Gettleman has said that we can move up from the Dollar Store this year, he certainly hasn't scrapped his rewards card yet.