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DeAngelo Williams | Running Back

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (31) / 4/25/1983
Ht / Wt:  5'9' / 215
College: Memphis
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Upon his release, DeAngelo Williams was told by the Panthers' front office the team doesn't run the ball enough to warrant both Williams and Jonathan Stewart.
Of course, that's not the real reason he was cut. The Panthers ran the ball plenty last season, finishing eighth in carries and seventh in total rushing yards. Carolina has tried running back by committee, but now that Jonathan Stewart has proven he can handle a full workload, the Panthers are more than happy to give it to him. In an interview with WBTV, Williams expressed anger towards the organization for not acknowledging his mother's death in 2014. Feb 24 - 8:54 AM
Source: ESPN.com

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Panthers released RB DeAngelo Williams.

He's likely to be designated a post-June 1 cut, saving the Panthers $2 million in cap space. Williams hasn't rushed for 1,000 yards in a season since 2009, and his efficiency has dipped steadily with age. If there was ever any debate over who would lead the Panthers' backfield going forward, Jonathan Stewart ended that with an emphatic finish to the 2014 season (679 rushing yards over his last seven games). Williams may resurface as a backup, but the soon-to-be 32-year-old doesn't have much time left in his career.
Feb 23 - 3:28 PM

Panthers GM Dave Gettleman declined to answer at the NFL Combine when asked about DeAngelo Williams' roster spot.

The Panthers have finally gotten to a point in Williams' contract where they can release him and clear salary cap room. Designating Williams a post-June 1 cut would save $2 million. Back in mid-January, Gettleman described Williams' season as "tough." He turns 32 in March and is likely a goner.
Feb 19 - 2:30 PM

ESPN Panthers reporter David Newton said it is "hard to imagine" DeAngelo Williams returning to Carolina next season.

This echoes the sentiments of Panthers GM Dave Gettleman, who hinted Williams likely will not be back with the team earlier in the week. Williams was only available for six games in 2014, gaining just 3.5 yards per carry and failing to find the end zone. With Jonathan Stewart healthy and showing his class down the stretch, there is little reason for the Panthers to hang onto Williams.
Source: ESPN.com
Jan 17 - 11:31 AM

Panthers GM Dave Gettleman hinted DeAngelo Williams won't be back with the team in 2015.

"I need to talk to DeAngelo, I really do. He’s a pro’s pro, and he had a tough season," Gettleman said. Williams played in just six games and averaged a disgusting 3.5 YPC with no touchdowns. Jonathan Stewart, healthy for the first time in awhile, ran circles around Williams. The Panthers will likely make Williams a post-June 1 cut and save $2 million against the cap in 2015.
Jan 14 - 9:26 AM

DeAngelo Williams rushed two times for 14 yards and caught two passes for two yards in Saturday's Divisional Round loss at Seattle.

The four touches at the expense of Jonathan Stewart were four too many. Carolina's ground game was far better when Williams was sidelined this year, highlighted by his 3.53 YPC against Stewart's 4.62 mark. In 2015, Williams will be entering his age-32 and it would be an upset if the Panthers brought him back -- even if they've been maddeningly stubborn with his usage. The 2006 first-round pick of the team is just about at the end of the line.
Jan 11 - 12:34 AM

DeAngelo Williams rushed four times for 16 yards in the Panthers' Wild Card win over the Cardinals.

Active for the first time in over a month because of a broken hand, Williams was the No. 3 running back behind starter Jonathan Stewart and Fozzy Whittaker. He received his first carry with 10:49 left in the fourth quarter and appeared to only be active for emergency services and as a courtesy. The Panthers know Stewart is their workhorse and will continue to ride him. Williams should see a similar role when the Panthers take on the Seahawks or Packers next week.
Jan 3 - 8:24 PM

DeAngelo Williams (hand) is active for Saturday's Wild Card game against the Cardinals.

Williams will return after missing the last four games. He doesn't project for more than a limited role behind Jonathan Stewart. The Panthers' inactives are FS Thomas DeCoud, CB James Dockery, LB A.J. Klein, DT Kyle Love, DE Frank Alexander, OT David Foucault, and OG Amini Silatolu.
Jan 3 - 3:23 PM

Coach Ron Rivera said Wednesday DeAngelo Williams (hand) is "ready to roll."

Last week, Rivera expressed concern over Williams' ability to pass block and then scratched him Sunday. It doesn't seem like that's the path the Panthers will take this week. However, it would be a crime for Rivera to give Williams any kind of significant workload at the expense of Jonathan Stewart. Expect an 80/20 kind of split.
Wed, Dec 31, 2014 02:49:00 PM

Panthers coach Ron Rivera hasn't elaborated on how DeAngelo Williams (hand) will be worked back into the team's running-back rotation.

D-Will missed the Panthers' final four games of the season, a span in which Jonathan Stewart averaged 5.08 yards over 79 carries. J-Stew is clearly the Panthers' best back at this stage of the game, but Rivera has typically insisted on a rotation when both players are healthy. That would be a mistake against the Cardinals' elite run defense in the Wild Card round.
Tue, Dec 30, 2014 03:32:00 PM

DeAngelo Williams (hand) is expected back for the Wild Card round.

The word comes straight from coach Ron Rivera. D-Will's return would be great for depth purposes, but the Panthers are unlikely to move away from Jonathan Stewart as their bell-cow. J-Stew ran extremely well as the Panthers' unquestioned No. 1 as they made their surprising charge toward an NFC South title.
Mon, Dec 29, 2014 01:16:00 PM

DeAngelo Williams (hand) is inactive for Week 17 against the Falcons.

Williams was listed as probable, so he's essentially a healthy scratch. He's coming off a broken hand, but the Panthers expressed some concern over his ability to pick up the blitz. Jonathan Stewart will carry the load once again for Carolina. Also inactive for the Panthers are CB James Dockery, S Robert Lester, LB A.J. Klein, DT Kyle Love, OT David Foucault, and OG Amini Silatolu.
Sun, Dec 28, 2014 03:02:00 PM

According to FOX's Jay Glazer, DeAngelo Williams (hand) will not play in Sunday's Week 17 game at Atlanta.

It's a bit of a surprise as Williams was listed as probable. But the Panthers coaches aren't comfortable with his blocking and they also seem to finally realize that saddling up Jonathan Stewart as a true feature back is their optimal play. Expect another 20-plus touches for the red-hot Stewart in Sunday's game for the NFC South crown.
Sun, Dec 28, 2014 12:51:00 PM

ESPN Panthers reporter David Newton believes the Panthers will move on from RB DeAngelo Williams following the season.

After years of struggling under the dead-money weight of Williams' contract, the Panthers will finally be in a position to cut loose the aging running back this offseason. Williams is only due $1.85 million in base salary in 2015, but carries a cap hit of $6.33 million for next season. The cap-strapped Panthers could save around $2 million on the 2015 cap by designating Williams a post-June 1 cut. With his play on the field slipping, it is an easy move for Carolina to make.
Sat, Dec 27, 2014 10:47:00 AM

Despite being listed as probable, "there are no guarantees" DeAngelo Williams (hand) will play Sunday at Atlanta.

The Panthers reportedly remain concerned with Williams' inability to pass block sufficiently while playing through a broken hand. ESPN Panthers reporter David Newton confirms the team will start Jonathan Stewart. Stewart can expect traditional feature back work. Even if Williams is active against the Falcons, he may only be available to play in an emergency.
Source: ESPN.com
Fri, Dec 26, 2014 03:14:00 PM

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2Josh Freeman
3B.J. Coleman
4Kellen Moore
5Chandler Harnish
6Curtis Painter
7John Skelton
8Mike Kafka
9David Carr
10Tim Tebow
11Caleb Hanie
12Josh Portis
13Rex Grossman
14Vince Young
15Brady Quinn
16Kevin Kolb
17Trent Edwards
18Jerrod Johnson
19Adam Weber
20Jordan Rodgers
21Chase Rettig
22Tommy Rees
23Brock Jensen
24Ryan Katz
25Colby Cameron
26Kyle Padron
27James Vandenberg
28Mike Hermann
29Nathan Stanley
30Dalton Williams
31Matt Brown
32Caleb TerBush
33Tim Jenkins
34Dayne Crist
35Tajh Boyd
36Brett Smith
37James Franklin
38Pat White
39John Parker Wilson
40Nick Stephens
41Tyler Wilson
42Brendon Kay
43Logan Kilgore
44Nate Enderle
45Kory Faulkner
46Collin Klein
47Rusty Smith
48Keith Price
49Alex Carder
RB1Steven Jackson
2Michael Turner
3Reggie Bush
4Brandon Jackson
5D.J. Ware
6Chris Johnson
7Ryan Torain
8Beanie Wells
9Andre Brown
10Jalen Parmele
11Peyton Hillis
12BenJarvus Green-Ellis
13Jamie Harper
14Chris Rainey
15Terrance Ganaway
16Alvester Alexander
17Evan Royster
18Jewel Hampton
19Zach Brown
20Lance Ball
21Ray Rice
22Isaac Redman
23Alex Green
24Mikel Leshoure
25Michael Bush
26D.J. Harper
27Tim Cornett
28Stephen Houston
29Brandon Saine
30Armond Smith
31Derrick Strozier
32David Fluellen
33Roy Finch
34Tim Flanders
35Jordan Lynch
36George Atkinson III
37Jordan Roberts
38Orwin Smith
39Kapri Bibbs
40Delone Carter
41Javarris James
42Josh Vaughan
43Darren Evans
44Cierre Wood
45Stefphon Jefferson
46Deonte Williams
47Bradley Randle
48Quentin Hines
49De'Leon Eskridge
50Anthony Allen
51Damien Berry
52Richard Murphy
53William Powell
54Tauren Poole
GLB1Steven Jackson
2Michael Turner
3Reggie Bush
4Chris Johnson
5Ryan Torain
6Beanie Wells
7Andre Brown
3RB1Chris Johnson
2Steven Jackson
3Reggie Bush
4D.J. Ware
5Beanie Wells
6Andre Brown
FB1Lousaka Polite
2Vonta Leach
3Lawrence Vickers
4Le'Ron McClain
5Jacob Hester
6Tony Fiammetta
7Frank Summers
8Chris Pressley
9Brit Miller
10Ray Agnew
11Maurice Hagens
12Collin Mooney
13Evan Rodriguez
14Braden Wilson
15Zach Boren
16Lonnie Pryor
17Ben Bartholomew
18Ina Liaina
19Stephen Campbell
20J.C. Copeland
21Chad Young
22Kadeem Jones
23Quinn Johnson
24Harvey Unga
25Owen Marecic
26Shaun Chapas
27Dorson Boyce
28Eric Kettani
29Owen Schmitt
30Brian Leonard
31James Baker
32Ryan D'Imperio
33Jon Hoese
34Ben Guidugli
35Eddie Williams
36Chad Abram
37Alex Debniak
38Ryan Roberson
39Jonathan Amosa
40Rupert Bryan
41Cameron White
42Devonte Campbell
43Michael Zordich
44Nate Eachus
45Jourdan Brooks
46Karl Williams
47Brock Bolen
WR11Jacoby Jones
2Laurent Robinson
3Nate Burleson
4Jabar Gaffney
5Santonio Holmes
6Titus Young
7Joe Morgan
8Darius Johnson
9Keenan Davis
10Kevin Hardy
11Tim Benford
12LaRon Byrd
13Greg Childs
14Lamont Bryant
15Ryan Whalen
16Jamar Newsome
17Terrence Toliver
18Ben Obomanu
19Ted Ginn
20Devery Henderson
21Richard Goodman
22Erik Lora
23Taulib Ikharo
24Robby Toma
25Carlin Isles
26Emmanuel Arceneaux
27Naaman Roosevelt
28Johnathan Haggerty
29Matt Willis
30Lavelle Hawkins
31Brett Swain
32Chaz Schilens
33Brian Robiskie
34Tiquan Underwood
35Charly Martin
36Ifeanyi Momah
37Sederrick Cunningham
38Jordan White
39Chris Summers
40Marcus Jackson
41Derek Moye
42Kamar Jorden
43Nicholas Johnson
44Roy Roundtree
45Chad Bumphis
46Dan Buckner
47Zach Rogers
48Mark Harrison
49Cole McKenzie
50Jamal Miles
51Rashad Evans
52Tyrone Goard
53Sam McGuffie
54Terrell Sinkfield
55Jheranie Boyd
56Eric Rogers
57Rashaad Carter
58Erik Highsmith
59Chip Reeves
60Bert Reed
61Brandon Carswell
62Joseph Anderson
63Jeremy Ebert
64T.J. Moe
65Jasper Collins
66Julius Pruitt
67Mardy Gilyard
68Jon Baldwin
69LaQuan Williams
70Diondre Borel
71Chastin West
72Demetrius Fields
73Scott Pillar
74Mike Davis
75Cody Hoffman
76Quintin Payton
77Wilson Van Hooser
78C.J. Goodwin
WR21Braylon Edwards
2Davone Bess
3Jerome Simpson
4Anthony Armstrong
5Kerry Meier
6David Nelson
7A.J. Jenkins
8Eric Page
9Chris Givens
10Brandon Banks
11Kealoha Pilares
12Raymond Radway
13Darius Hanks
14Aaron Mellette
15Robert Gill
16Donald Jones
17Jordan Shipley
18Mohamed Massaquoi
19Earl Bennett
20Micheal Spurlock
21Steve Breaston
22Donte' Stallworth
23Michael Jenkins
24David Ball
25Devin Aromashodu
26David Reed
27Jarett Dillard
28Dezmon Briscoe
29Tim Toone
30Martel Moore
31Lanear Sampson
32Alec Lemon
33Lamaar Thomas
34David Douglas
35Dale Moss
36Brandon Collins
37Tray Session
38Isaiah Williams
39Jeff Fuller
40Dominique Croom
41Nicholas Edwards
42Charles Hawkins
43Alex Gillett
44Eric Thomas
45Lacoltan Bester
46Greg Hardin
47Duke Calhoun
48Micah Hatfield
49Jordan Harris
50Jaz Reynolds
51Austin Franklin
52Alex Neutz
53Geraldo Boldewijn
54Kelsey Pope
55Anthony McClung
56Weston Dressler
57Perez Ashford
58Jason Thompson
59Omarius Hines
60Gerrard Sheppard
61Andy Cruse
62Anthony Amos
63R.J. Webb
64Andrew Helmick
65Joe Adams
66Marvin McNutt
67Kevin Elliott
68Jared Green
69Mike Willie
70Michael Calvin
71Taveon Rogers
72Roberto Wallace
73Bobby Sewall
74Tori Gurley
75Ronald Johnson
76Andrew DePaola
77James Shaw
78Devin Goda
79Jerry Johnson
80Rodrick Rumble
81Brandon Kaufman
82Terrence Austin
83Early Doucet
84Deon Butler
85Darius Reynaud
86Patrick Crayton
WR31Nate Burleson
2Jabar Gaffney
3Santonio Holmes
4Laurent Robinson
5Davone Bess
6A.J. Jenkins
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2Anthony Fasano
3Leonard Pope
4Tony Scheffler
5David Thomas
6Kevin Boss
7Aaron Hernandez
8Adam Nissley
9Danny Noble
10Jamie Childers
11Steve Watson
12D.J. Williams
13Tommy Gallarda
14Sean McGrath
15Daniel Graham
16Billy Bajema
17James Casey
18Andrew Szczerba
19Nelson Rosario
20Jacob Pedersen
21D.J. Tialavea
22Justin Jones
23Asa Watson
24Evan Wilson
25Cameron Morrah
26Dan Gronkowski
27Zach Potter
28Colin Cloherty
29Martin Rucker
30Joel Dreessen
31Ben Hartsock
32Visanthe Shiancoe
33Jake Byrne
34Hayden Smith
35Weslye Saunders
36Jeron Mastrud
37Steve Maneri
38Dominique Curry
39Tom Crabtree
40Brody Eldridge
41Nate Byham
42Dedrick Epps
43Matt Furstenburg
44Ben Cotton
45David Rolf
46Joe Sawyer
47Emmanuel Ogbuehi
48Jason Schepler
49Chase Clement
50A.C. Leonard
51Joe Don Duncan
52Evan Landi
53Taylor Cook
54Colin Anderson
55Travis Tannahill
56Jamie McCoy
57Nathan Overbay
58Martell Webb
59Andre Hardy
60Cameron Graham
61Michael Higgins
62Alex Silvestro
63Isaiah Stanback
64Evan Moore
65Travis Beckum
66Richard Quinn
67Jake O'Connell
68Morrell Presley
69Brian Wozniak
70David Wright
71Tim Biere
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4Rob Bironas
5Alex Henery
6Matt Szymanski
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10Austin Signor
11Morgan Lineberry
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13Brett Baer
14Sergio Castillo
15Mitch Ewald
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17Brett Maher
18Jose Maltos
19Adam Yates
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