DeAngelo Williams | RB | Carolina Panthers
Posted: 3/13/2015 7:12pm et
Free-agent RB DeAngelo Williams (Panthers) has signed a two-year contract with the Pittsburgh Steelers. Financial terms were not disclosed.
Huddle Up: The Steelers have secured a veteran backup for Le'Veon Bell in the soon-to-be 32-year-old Williams, who spent his first nine NFL seasons in Carolina. Williams had a career-low 219 rushing yards in six games last season during an injury-plagued 2014.
Posted: 3/11/2015 3:34pm et
Free-agent RB DeAngelo Williams (Panthers) is scheduled to meet with the Pittsburgh Steelers Friday, March 13, according to a source.
Huddle Up: It's an intriguing fit for Williams; as the handcuff to Le'Veon Bell Williams could be a nice early-season fantasy value while Bell sits out a two (or potentially four) game suspension.
Posted: 2/23/2015 11:15pm et
Updating a previous report, Carolina Panthers RB DeAngelo Williams has not been released and is not expected to be released Monday, Feb. 23. It was previously reported that Williams had been released.
Huddle Up: Williams gaven an interview to WBTV in which he discussed a meeting with the Panthers last week, a meeting in which they told him they would be releasing him. However, a Panthers spokesman said he had not yet been released and no transaction was expected on Monday. It's all semantics, though; Williams is not in Carolina's plans, and he'll be released at whatever point the Panthers need the cap space or roster room.
Posted: 2/23/2015 3:55pm et
Carolina Panthers RB DeAngelo Williams is on his way out of Carolina. Williams told WBTV that the team told him last week he was being released. Williams, who turns 32 in two months, played in just six games last season while Jonathan Stewart found new life. Cutting Williams saves the Panthers $2 million in salary cap space.
Huddle Up: The door is wide open for Jonathan Stewart to be a fantasy factor; if he's able to stay healthy and play as he did late last season, he'll live up to that potential. As for Williams, he's relatively low mileage for a veteran back but his best bet to land another NFL gig is as part of a backfield committee.
Posted: 1/2/2015 12:28am et
Carolina Panthers RB DeAngelo Williams (hand) practiced fully Thursday, Jan. 1.
Huddle Up: Williams didn't play in the final four games of the regular season while Jonathan Stewart took over the lead role and turned back the clock, rushing for 399 yards during that span and helping lead the Panthers to four wins and a playoff berth. Williams should play in Saturday's wild-card opener after being a surprise inactive last week, but still expect Stewart to get at least two-thirds of the work in the game.
Posted: 12/30/2014 2:13am et
Carolina Panthers RB DeAngelo Williams (hand) is expected to be able to play in the Wild Card playoff game, according to head coach Ron Rivera.
Huddle Up: Williams would serve as a complement to Jonathan Stewart, who has emerged as the Panthers' feature back. And Cam Newton still looms to swipe goal line looks.
Posted: 12/24/2014 6:12pm et
Carolina Panthers RB DeAngelo Williams (hand) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Dec. 24.
Huddle Up: This is mainly significant to Jonathan Stewart owners as Williams could return after a three-game absence and throw a minor wrench into the late roll Stewart has been on.
Posted: 12/19/2014 3:46pm et
Carolina Panthers RB DeAngelo Williams (hand) is questionable for Week 16 against the Cleveland Browns, but he's not likely to play in the game, according to head coach Ron Rivera. Williams could be an emergency back this week.
Huddle Up: Williams figures to miss a third straight game, making Jonathan Stewart an even more attractive play Sunday against the suspect Browns' run defense.
Posted: 12/11/2014 4:18pm et
Carolina Panthers RB DeAngelo Williams (hand) probably will not be able to play in Week 15, according to head coach Ron Rivera.
Huddle Up: Sounds as if Williams is headed for a second straight DNP Sunday, leaving the RB chores to Jonathan Stewart and Mike Tolbert once again.
Posted: 12/9/2014 7:57pm et
Carolina Panthers RB DeAngelo Williams (hand) will be in the mix in the backfield when he returns from a broken bone in his right hand, but head coach Ron Rivera would not say if he would start over RB Jonathan Stewart, who has been strong in Williams' absence. 'My preference. That's the only reason,' Rivera said. 'DeAngelo is a part of who we are. We'll see. We'll see how it is. It will be a day-by-day process with him. As the hand gets stronger and heals up, we'll go forward.' The offensive line was solid in the Week 14 win over the New Orleans Saints, and they helped Stewart run for 155 yards. QB Cam Newton also ran for 83 yards on the ground, while RB Mike Tolbert had 62 total yards and RB Fozzy Whittaker had 31 total yards and a touchdown.
Huddle Up: Just when fantasy owners were counting on Stewart along comes his old RBBC partner. You'd have to believe Stewart would remain the starter given his strong outing Sunday, but common sense hasn't always played out in the Carolina backfield.
Posted: 12/5/2014 6:00pm et
Carolina Panthers RB DeAngelo Williams (hand) missed practice for the third straight day Friday, Dec. 5, and has been ruled out for Week 14 against the New Orleans Saints.
Huddle Up: As expected, Williams will not play, leaving the RB chores to Jonathan Stewart and Mike Tolbert against a shaky Saints defense.
Posted: 12/1/2014 2:37pm et
Updating a previous report, Carolina Panthers RB DeAngelo Williams (finger) is considered day-to-day because of a fractured bone in his middle finger, according to head coach Ron Rivera. Rivera said Williams could play in Week 14 if the swelling in the finger goes down.
Huddle Up: Williams' status for Sunday's game against the Saints is unknown right now. Jonathan Stewart would be a flex option if Williams is unable to play.
Posted: 11/14/2014 2:50pm et
Carolina Panthers RB DeAngelo Williams (ankle) fully participated in practice Friday, Nov. 14, and will start in the team's Week 11 game.
Huddle Up: Williams has hardly been usable in fantasy gaining 98 total yards and no scores while losing a fumble on 25 touches over the last two games, but then again, fantasy matchups don't get any more favorable than a home date with the defense surrendering the most fantasy points to opposing RBs.
Posted: 11/13/2014 4:38pm et
Carolina Panthers RB DeAngelo Williams (foot) did not participate in practice Thursday, Nov. 13.
Huddle Up: Things are looking iffy for Williams, who missed a second straight practice, but then chances are you weren't counting on him after 21 carries for only 51 rushing yards and a fumble since he returned in Week 9.
Posted: 10/30/2014 4:36pm et
Carolina Panthers RB DeAngelo Williams (ankle) will start the team's Week 9 game against the New Orleans Saints Thursday, Oct. 30, according to head coach Ron Rivera.
Huddle Up: Williams hasn't played since Week 4 and Jonathan Stewart & Darrin Reaves should also get touches tonight, but RBs are thin with 6 teams on bye and it's a decent matchup against the Saints, who allow the 12th-most fantasy points to opposing RBs.
Posted: 10/28/2014 11:57pm et
Carolina Panthers RB DeAngelo Williams (ankle) was limited in practice Tuesday, Oct. 28.
Huddle Up: Williams has missed the Panthers' last 4 games and has been limited in practices so far this week, but NFL.com reported Tuesday that he'll start at RB Thursday night against the visiting Saints. And with 6 teams on bye, you might need to use him this week.
Posted: 10/27/2014 3:51pm et
Carolina Panthers RB DeAngelo Williams (ankle) is expected to play in Week 9, according to head coach Ron Rivera.
Huddle Up: Williams and Jonathan Stewart will split touches against the Saints. While it's a good matchup, neither is an appealing fantasy option this week.
Posted: 10/24/2014 3:57pm et
Carolina Panthers RB DeAngelo Williams (ankle) has been ruled out for Week 8 against the Seattle Seahawks.
Huddle Up: Williams will miss his sixth game this season, leaving the Panthers' RB workload primarily on the shoulders of Jonathan Stewart, who returned from his own 3-game absence last week with 62 total yards on 14 touches.
Posted: 10/18/2014 2:01pm et
Carolina Panthers RB DeAngelo Williams (ankle) has been ruled out for Week 7.
Huddle Up: Jonathan Stewart is expected to start this week for Carolina. He'll see a majority of the touches and is a flex play consideration against Green Bay.
Posted: 10/10/2014 4:28pm et
Carolina Panthers RB DeAngelo Williams (ankle) did not participate in practice Friday, Oct. 10, and has been ruled out for the team's. Week 6 game.
Huddle Up: Williams will miss his fourth game of the season. Meanwhile, Jonathan Stewart (knee) is listed as questionable, and it looks like it'll be the Darrin Reaves-Chris Ogbannaya-Fozzy Whittaker show again Sunday in Cincy. The best advice is to steer clear entirely given the Panthers' poor ground performance and the road matchup with what's sure to be a fired-up Bengals' D.
Posted: 10/9/2014 6:00pm et
Carolina Panthers RB DeAngelo Williams (ankle) did not participate in practice Thursday, Oct. 9.
Huddle Up: Williams just got out of walking boot and likely will miss his second straight game and fourth in the past five Sunday.
Posted: 10/1/2014 3:41pm et
Updating an earlier report, Carolina Panthers RB DeAngelo Williams (ankle) is out for Week 5, according to head coach Ron Rivera.
Huddle Up: Well, Williams was back for 11 carries and 34 yards last week after missing the previous two games, but the Panthers are now down to undrafted rookie Darrin Reaves, who will get the start Sunday against the Bears.
Posted: 9/29/2014 10:24am et
Updating previous reports, Carolina Panthers RB DeAngelo Williams (ankle) is 'week to week', but his status for Week 5 against the Chicago Bears is in serious doubt.
Huddle Up: The Panthers may have to go to the scrap heap for running backs, unless Jonathan Stewart is able to shake off his knee injury and return. They activated Darrin Reaves from the practice squad a couple weeks ago and he saw a dozen carries in Week 4, though they only produced 26 yards.
Posted: 9/29/2014 10:17am et
Updating a previous report, Carolina Panthers RB DeAngelo Williams (ankle) suffered a sprained ankle in the Week 4 game against the Baltimore Ravens, according to a league source. Williams will be evaluated further Monday, Sept. 29.
Huddle Up: Williams and Jonathan Stewart aren't doing a very good job of alternating their injuries, opting instead to both be hurt at the same time. And with Cam Newton not running, the Panthers have been zero threat on the ground. We'll see if either Williams or Stewart can answer the bell in Week 5.
Posted: 9/24/2014 4:21pm et
Carolina Panthers RB DeAngelo Williams (hamstring) is participating in practice Wednesday, Sept. 24.
Huddle Up: Strong sign that Williams will return Sunday after missing the last 2 games. The Panthers, meanwhile, certainly need him back with Mike Tolbert going on short-term IR this week and the oft-injured Jonathan Stewart week-to-week with a knee issue.
Posted: 9/20/2014 10:28am et
Updating a previous report, Carolina Panthers RB DeAngelo Williams (hamstring) is expected to be ready to play in Week 3 against the Pittsburgh Steelers. His injury had been called a thigh injury, but he said Friday, Sept. 19, that he has been battling a hamstring issue. He took reps with the first-team offense Friday, and appears ready to go barring a setback.
Huddle Up: Officially a game-time decision, but the signs are positive. DeAngelo is a player you need to track during Sunday morning inactive announcements.
Posted: 9/19/2014 3:32pm et
Carolina Panthers RB DeAngelo Williams (thigh) was limited during practice Friday, Sept. 19, and is listed as questionable for Week 3.
Huddle Up: Williams was back after missing practices Wednesday and Thursday, and it's shaping up to be a game-time decision -- not exactly optimal for fantasy owners as the Panthers don't play until Sunday night.
Posted: 9/18/2014 6:47pm et
Carolina Panthers RB DeAngelo Williams (thigh) missed his second straight day of practice Thursday, Sept. 18.
Huddle Up: It's looking like it'll be Jonathan Stewart time once again this week, although wait and see if Williams is able to get on the practice field Friday.
Posted: 9/16/2014 4:27pm et
Carolina Panthers RB DeAngelo Williams (thigh) is expected to return to practice Wednesday, Sept. 17, and be ready to play in Week 3 against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Williams sat out in Week 2 with a thigh injury that flared up earlier in the week. Williams led the team with 14 carries and 72 yards rushing in Week 1.
Huddle Up: Hope you used Jonathan Stewart in Week 2 while the using was good.
Posted: 9/12/2014 2:52pm et
Carolina Panthers RB DeAngelo Williams (thigh) did not participate in practice Friday, Sept. 12, and has head coach Ron Rivera on alert. "I'm concerned,'' Rivera told ESPN. "He's a running back and he's got to rely on that burst. Based on what he ran today, I've got to see where he is (Saturday). If he's the slightest bit hampered by it, (he'll sit).''
Huddle Up: Williams owners are going to have to monitor the RB throughout the weekend, and if he can't go, it'll be a rare opportunity to get Jonathan Stewart into your lineup.