DeShaun Foster, if he can be re-signed, will be their featured back. Foster's late-season surge was enough to convince the coaching staff and front office he can handle 20 carries a game. Whether fans like it or not, a strong attempt will be made to re-sign Foster. The broken fibula he suffered in the playoffs was his third major injury in four seasons, and could hold his price tag down a bit. However, he would likely be a hot commodity on the open market, and the Panthers will make an offer before the start of free agency. Their hope is to pair Foster with Eric Shelton, a second-round pick last year, who missed his rookie season with a foot injury. The Panthers won't break the bank for Foster. If he tests free agency and the price tag gets too high, the Panthers will take their chances in free agency or the draft.
Panthers Will Attempt To Re-Sign Foster