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Former beloved Redskins fullback Darrel Young has signed a futures contract with the Carolina Panthers, the team announced on Tuesday.

Young, who played in Washington for six seasons before being let go after 2015, didn't see action on an NFL field in 2016. He was a participant in training camp with the Bears, but the team didn't keep him for the regular season.

The 29-year-old has 13 career touchdowns, with seven coming on the ground and six happening through the air. His landing in Carolina is interesting, because the Panthers run one of the few offenses that still feature a fullback often, yet the one they have leaned in recent seasons, Mike Tolbert, is coming off one of the least productive years of his career.

A futures contract is far from a guaranteed roster spot, but for context, the Redskins signed Ziggy Hood to one last offseason, and Hood later became a part of Washington's rotation on the defense line. Perhaps Young can do the same thing and help out Cam Newton in the backfield in 2017.

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