The attorney for Robby Anderson said the receiver did nothing wrong. Ed O’Donnell told Darryl Slater of NJ Advance Media that he never received notification that Anderson was due in Broward County court Tuesday, which is why neither he nor Anderson showed up.
“This was no negligence on Robby’s part, and certainly not on mine,” O’Donnell said, via Slater.
The 5-foot-10, 205-pound Whittaker helped out on special teams as a kickoff returner, totaling 856 yards on 38 returns (22.5 yards per attempt) over the past four seasons for the Panthers.
Whittaker, 29, entered the league in 2012 out of Texas. He had stints with the Cardinals (2012), Chargers (2013) and Browns (2013) before signing with the Panthers in 201
On his career, Whittaker has appeared in 67 games, totaling 149 yards rushing and two touchdowns on 67 attempts, while adding 552 yards receiving and four touchdowns on 68 catches. He has totaled 67 kickoff returns for 1,494 yards.
The Chiefs drafted Kahlil McKenzie in the sixth round, commencing some good-natured (we think) trash talk between the AFC West rivals, and Johnson switching sides in the rivalry after 13 seasons won’t do anything to slow that down.
Dave Gettleman continued his overhaul of the New York Giants ‘ running back room by jettisoning Paul Perkins on Thursday.
The former 2016 fifth-round pick entered this past season with some hype after a promising rookie year, but injuries limited him to just 11 games, and poor play (2.2 yards per carry) made him expendable when Gettleman decided the position needed change.
The new Giants general manager had a busy offseason moving pieces on New York’s RB depth chart, letting Orleans Darkwa walk in free agency, adding former Panthers power back Jonathan Stewart and drafting Saquon Barkley with the No. 2 overall pick.
In keeping flashy rookie Wayne Gallman on board, there clearly became no room for Perkins, and Gettleman and the team announced they waived Ben McAdoo’s former starting tailback on Thursday afternoon.