DeAngelo Williams | RB | Carolina Panthers
Posted: 1/17/2014 12:25pm et
Carolina Panthers general manager David Gettleman indicated the team likely will keep RB DeAngelo Williams, RB Jonathan Stewart and FB Mike Tolbert even though they are combined to count more than $14.8 million against the salary cap next season.
Huddle Up: Because when the best/most productive runner on your team is your quarterback and you have a desperate need for playmakers elsewhere in the offense, why wouldn't you bring all three running backs back to take a $15 million bite out of your salary cap? Same ol' same ol' in Carolina, where Williams, Stewart, and Tolbert will cannibalize each other's fantasy values once again.
Posted: 12/6/2013 6:21pm et
Carolina Panthers RB DeAngelo Williams (quadriceps) fully participated in practice Friday, Dec. 6, and is probable for Week 14.
Huddle Up: Williams will return after his Week 13 absence and figures to resume his role as the RB getting the most touches in the Panthers' muddled backfield.
Posted: 12/5/2013 6:07pm et
Carolina Panthers RB DeAngelo Williams (quadriceps) practiced on a limited basis for the second straight day Thursday, Dec. 5, and it looks like he'll be able to play in Week 14 against the New Orleans Saints.
Huddle Up: Williams missed the Week 13 win over the Bucs, but he doesn't want to miss Sunday night's NFC South showdown in New Orleans. Keep in mind that the same old Carolina RB fantasy quagmire will still be waiting for Williams upon his return.
Posted: 11/29/2013 5:03pm et
Carolina Panthers RB DeAngelo Williams (quadricep) did not participate in practice Friday, Nov. 29, and is questionable for Week 13.
Huddle Up: It looks like it'll be a game-time decision Sunday for Williams, who hasn't practiced all week. Fellow RBs Jonathan Stewart and Mike Tolbert also are banged up, coach Ron Rivera said Friday he expects both to play.
Posted: 11/27/2013 5:49pm et
Carolina Panthers RBs DeAngelo Williams (quadriceps), Jonathan Stewart (ankle) and Mike Tolbert (knee) all missed practice Wednesday, Nov. 27.
Huddle Up: Now starting at running back for the Panthers: Cam Newton! But seriously, keep an eye on these guys; we can't imagine they will actually miss the game, but if Williams gets the backfield to himself he could have a nice day.
Posted: 11/4/2013 12:56pm et
Carolina Panthers RBs DeAngelo Williams, Jonathan Stewart and Mike Tolbert had 13, nine and six carries, respectively, in Week 9.
Huddle Up: As suspected, Jonathan Stewart came in to muck things up for Williams.
Posted: 11/1/2013 2:00pm et
Carolina Panthers RB DeAngelo Williams (quadriceps) was limited in practice Friday, Nov. 1, and is probable for Week 9.
Huddle Up: Williams was back at practice after missing Wednesday and Thursday, but more concerning to his fantasy owners is the impending return this week of RB Jonathan Stewart, who's sure to cut into Williams' touches.
Posted: 10/30/2013 6:00pm et
Carolina Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart (ankles), who is still currently on the Physically Unable to Perform list, looked and felt great in practice Wednesday, Oct. 30, and the team expects him to be active in Week 9 against the Atlanta Falcons. 'I feel ready,' Stewart said. 'Today was a good step forward putting the pads on. It felt good going out there and hitting the field full speed with some contact and running plays with contact.' Stewart had the majority of snaps in practice with RB DeAngelo Williams (quadriceps) being held out for precautionary reasons. Head coach Ron Rivera continues to say that Williams will remain the starter and that RB Mike Tolbert will continue to see touches. 'We can't force things,' Rivera said. 'We can't. What we've got to do is Mike (Shula, offensive coordinator) has to continue to call his game the way he wants to call it, and at the end of the day when you get your opportunity make the best of it.'
Huddle Up: It will be interesting to see how Stewart is injected into the mix here. Keep an eye on Williams this week.
Posted: 10/26/2013 12:21pm et
Carolina Panthers RB DeAngelo Williams (quadriceps) suffered a bruised quadriceps during the team's Week 8 game, but head coach Ron Rivera said he believes Williams will be able to play Week 9.
Huddle Up: Williams has the luxury of 10 days to heal up but owners will want to monitor his status closely next week. With Jonathan Stewart about to return and Mike Tolbert seeing more touches, Williams can't afford to miss time.
Posted: 8/28/2013 11:17am et
Carolina Panthers RB DeAngelo Williams is expected to receive the bulk of the work among the running back to start the season.
Huddle Up: Mike Tolbert (and Cam Newton) might swipe some goal line looks, and Kenjon Barner could factor into the mix as well, but until Jonathan Stewart returns this is definitely DeAngelo's gig--with all the fantasy upside that workload entails.
Posted: 6/18/2013 1:11pm et
Carolina Panthers RBs DeAngelo Williams and Mike Tolbert received plenty of repetitions in OTAs with RB Jonathan Stewart (ankles) on the mend.
Huddle Up: What else have we come to expect from the Carolina RB situation as it's shaping up to be yet another committee effort producing numbers on the ground.
Posted: 5/15/2013 9:51am et
The Carolina Panthers restructured RB DeAngelo Williams' contract. He was in the third season of a five-year, $43 million contract and was scheduled to earn $5 million with an $8.2 million salary cap number for 2013. Williams will still receive $5 million in cash this year, but the deal has been restructured in a way that reduces his cap number to $5 million, a cap savings of $3.2 million that leaves the team $8.46 million under their adjusted 2013 salary cap number of $126.232 million. Williams was scheduled to earn $4.75 million in non-guaranteed base salary with a $250,000 workout bonus this season. Under the renegotiated contract, Williams' base salary was lowered to $850,000 and his workout bonus reduced to $150,000. The remaining $4 million was converted to a signing bonus, which will be prorated against the Panthers' cap at $800,000 per season through 2017.
Huddle Up: The restructuring should end the speculation about Williams getting cut, as this deal makes him a whole lot more cap-friendly--and a whole lot more likely to remain on the Carolina roster. Now let's see if the Panthers can do something similar with Jonathan Stewart.
Posted: 5/5/2013 11:25pm et
Carolina Panthers general manager David Gettleman did not rule out the possibility of trading RB DeAngelo Williams at some point.
Huddle Up: Another offseason, another round of Williams trade rumors. But with a number of RB-needy teams having already filled their needs in the draft or free agency, the more likely it appears Williams will start his 8th pro season as a member of the Panthers.
Posted: 3/22/2013 12:52am et
There were suggestions during the NFL owners meetings that Carolina Panthers RB DeAngelo Williams could still be on the trading block, and the team did not shoot down that notion.
Huddle Up: Yes, the Williams trade rumors are gaining legs once again. At this point, though, we're going to need official league-office documentation to believe it when the RB actually is dealt ...