Panthers sign 6th-round draft pick RB Gaffney
Terms of the deal were not released Saturday.
The Panthers like his athleticism and general manager Dave Gettleman has praised his ability to pick up the blitz.
Gaffney left Stanford in 2012 to play in the Pittsburgh Pirates minor league system. He hit .297 in 38 games, but said he missed football and decided to return to Stanford for his senior season.
In 2013, he won the starting job and ran for 1,709 yards with 21 touchdowns.
AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org and www.twitter.com/AP-NFL
Copyright 2014 by The Associated Press
This story is from ESPN.com's automated news wire. Wire index
MORE NFL HEADLINES
- Nike Women's Alternate Game Jersey Carolina Panthers Cam Newton #1