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DeAngelo Williams | Running Back

Team: Carolina Panthers
Age / DOB:  (31) / 4/25/1983
Ht / Wt:  5'9' / 215
College: Memphis
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DeAngelo Williams (ankle) is expected to miss a couple more weeks.
Williams suffered a high ankle sprain in Week 4. He's going to get beat back into the lineup by Jonathan Stewart (knee), who is expected to practice Wednesday and has an excellent chance to start against the Packers in Week 7. Williams, who will just be a low-upside committee back even once he gets healthy, is a RB4/5 kind of hold. Oct 13 - 12:46 PM

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DeAngelo Williams (ankle) is not practicing this week.

Williams is behind Jonathan Stewart (knee) in his rehab. He's a low-upside RB4 kind of hold.
Oct 9 - 12:50 PM

Panthers declared RB DeAngelo Williams, RB Jonathan Stewart, QB Joe Webb, S Tre Boston, TE Richie Brockel, LB D.J. Smith and G Andrew Norwell inactive for Week 5.

With both Panthers starting running backs sidelined, Darrin Reaves, Fozzy Whittaker and Chris Ogbonnaya will handle the carries for Carolina. Reaves should get the majority of the work as an RB3/FLEX play against Chicago.
Oct 5 - 11:42 AM

DeAngelo Williams' ankle is in a hard cast.

This after he had the injured ankle in a walking boot earlier this week. It suggests Williams will certainly miss an extended period of time after he revealed to fans on Monday that he's dealing with a high-ankle sprain. Darrin Reaves, Fozzy Whittaker, and Chris Ogbonnaya are expected to handle backfield duties Week 5.
Oct 1 - 9:17 AM

DeAngelo Williams told fans at a charity event on Monday that he has a high-ankle sprain and will miss a few weeks.

A severe high-ankle sprain usually calls for a 4-6 week timetable. Williams is already doubtful for Week 5, but he's now staring at a multi-game absence if he indeed has a high-ankle sprain. The Panthers' bye doesn't come until Week 12. Fozzy Whittaker, Darrin Reaves, and Chris Ogbonnaya will form a committee against the Bears. Jonathan Stewart (knee) is likely out at least another week.
Sep 29 - 9:58 PM

The Panthers confirmed DeAngelo Williams (ankle) is doubtful for Week 5.

Williams doesn't have any structural damage, but is very sore after spraining his ankle against the Ravens Sunday. He's week to week, leaving the Panthers to scour the free agent wire for running backs. Right now, their only healthy runners are UDFA Darrin Reaves and practice squad callup Tauren Poole. Fozzy Whittaker (quad) is expected to practice Wednesday.

DeAngelo Williams (ankle) is listed as "week to week."

Per NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, Williams' status for Week 5 against the Bears is in "serious doubt." Jonathan Stewart, Mike Tolbert and Fozzy Whittaker are also all sidelined, leaving just UDFA Darrin Reaves and practice squad callup Tauren Poole as healthy members of this backfield. Williams sustained his sprain during Sunday's loss at Baltimore.
Sep 29 - 8:55 AM

DeAngelo Williams has been diagnosed with a sprained ankle and is headed for further testing Monday.

Williams, who sustained the injury in the second quarter Sunday, left the stadium in a walking boot. At least he didn't aggravate the hamstring issue that kept him out of Weeks 2 and 3. With Jonathan Stewart, Mike Tolbert and Fozzy Whittaker all sidelined, the Panthers are down to UDFA Darrin Reaves and practice squad callup Tauren Poole as healthy backs.
Sep 28 - 8:53 PM

DeAngelo Williams left Sunday's game with a second-quarter ankle injury.

Williams briefly returned, then went back out after coming up lame at the end of a run. Trainers tried to work on Williams' ankle on the sideline, but to no avail. He was ruled out for the game's remainder early in the third quarter. Before leaving, D-Will had 11 carries for 34 yards and no passing-game targets. Undrafted rookie Darrin Reaves is currently in at tailback.
Sep 28 - 2:12 PM

DeAngelo Williams (thigh) is probable for Week 4 against the Ravens.

Williams practiced in full all week and will return to lead-back duties after missing Week 3. Jonathan Stewart (knee) is surprisingly listed as questionable, but is more likely to miss the game than play. Mike Tolbert (leg) is on short-term I.R. That leaves Williams to carry the mail. He's a mid-range RB2 option.
Sep 26 - 1:03 PM

DeAngelo Williams (thigh) remained "full" in Thursday's practice.

With Mike Tolbert and Jonathan Stewart sidelined, D-Will is ready to carry the mail in his return. Ticketed for a huge workload one week after the Panthers couldn't establish a running game, Williams is squarely on the RB2 radar. He'll be backed up by Darrin Reaves against the Ravens.
Sep 25 - 6:24 PM

DeAngelo Williams (thigh) returned to practice Wednesday.

As expected. Williams practiced on a limited basis last week, but was still held out of Week 3. With Jonathan Stewart (knee) and Mike Tolbert (leg, short-term I.R.) out, Williams should be a go this week against the Ravens. He'll be on the RB2 radar and could see upwards of 20 touches.
Sep 24 - 12:54 PM

The Panthers expect DeAngelo Williams (thigh) to practice on Wednesday.

Williams was able to practice last week and ended up being held out, but this puts him on track to return against Baltimore. The Panthers are down to Darrin Reaves as their only healthy running back after losing Jonathan Stewart and Mike Tolbert to injuries. Coach Ron Rivera is confident that Williams will be back for Week 4.
Sep 23 - 11:28 AM

Coach Ron Rivera sounded confident Monday about getting DeAngelo Williams (thigh) back for Week 4.

Williams was close to playing against the Steelers on Sunday night, but wasn't quite ready. Perhaps it was for the best, as both Jonathan Stewart and Mike Tolbert went down with injury. The Panthers may have to ride Williams hard against the Ravens in Week 4.
Sep 22 - 12:51 PM

Panthers declared DeAngelo Williams (thigh) and Jerricho Cotchery (hamstring) inactive for Sunday night's Week 3 game against the Steelers.

It's a surprise as the Panthers repeatedly said they expected Williams to suit up. Instead, it'll be Jonathan Stewart as the starter and flex option in a plus matchup at home against a weak Pittsburgh defense. With Cotchery out, the Panthers' top-two wideouts will be Kelvin Benjamin and Jason Avant. The rest of their inactives: QB Joe Webb, S Tre Boston, RB Fozzy Whittaker, G Andrew Norwell and David OT Foucoult.
Sep 21 - 7:02 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Cam Newton
2Derek Anderson
3Joe Webb
RB1DeAngelo Williams
2Jonathan Stewart
3Darrin Reaves
4Fozzy Whittaker
5Chris Ogbonnaya
GLB1Jonathan Stewart
2DeAngelo Williams
3RB1Jonathan Stewart
2DeAngelo Williams
FB1Mike Tolbert
WR11Kelvin Benjamin
2Brenton Bersin
3Philly Brown
WR21Jerricho Cotchery
2Jason Avant
WR31Jason Avant
TE1Greg Olsen
2Ed Dickson
3Brandon Williams
K1Graham Gano