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Teams calling Panthers about DeAngelo Williams

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The Panthers are 1-5, and just fired their general manager.

So predictably, the buzzards are circling.

ESPN’s Adam Schefter says teams are contacting the Panthers to ask about the availability of running back DeAngelo Williams, and that the Panthers are “willing to listen.”

Of course, there’s a gulf between “willing to listen” and “able to make a deal.” Without a general manager, the Panthers are left with a committee of administrators, personnel men and coaches, and getting the owner to let them sign off on a major decision might be difficult, especially if teams aren’t offering much in terms of picks, or just trying offload a bad contract of their own.

Then again, it wouldn’t be unprecedented for a team to try to float a possibility in hopes of buying low.

Williams still has value, as he still averages 5.0 yards per carry for his career. But the Panthers have made a choice they were going to make anyway, with the more recently paid Jonathan Stewart getting the bulk of the work moving forward.

All the guaranteed money in Williams’ post-lockout deal was in the first two years, so signing Stewart was an indication he wasn’t a long-term factor anyway.

Now the timing of his departure will be the issue, whether it’s by Tuesday’s deadline or this offseason.

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20 Responses to “Teams calling Panthers about DeAngelo Williams”
  1. baloneyjohn says: Oct 28, 2012 10:53 AM

    Another RB worth a shot, would be Ben Tate with the Texans.
    He could be a feature back if he were nit behind Foster

  2. kepickle says: Oct 28, 2012 10:53 AM

    Ok Trade him to the Dolphins for LT Long & a 3rd 4th pick or LT Long & a 2nd pick & Deal Done

  3. niners816 says: Oct 28, 2012 10:58 AM

    Niners will do it for Brandon Jacobs and a box of doughnuts.

  4. bettis3636 says: Oct 28, 2012 11:11 AM

    I think the Steelers might be calling… Mendenhall is on a contract year and he really isnt on their “To do list” I see him leaving Pittsburgh anyway… hmmm

  5. dryzzt23 says: Oct 28, 2012 11:15 AM

    Steelers will trade for him

  6. artvandelay187 says: Oct 28, 2012 11:23 AM

    Green Bay should trade for him.

  7. frankdatank23 says: Oct 28, 2012 11:31 AM

    If the Jets were even remotely smart……..

  8. finsphan says: Oct 28, 2012 11:32 AM

    Williams for long and a pick! does this guy know anything about football! I believe Williams is being held back because his sorry qb can’t throw but long is top 2 lt in the game. idiot

  9. firethorn1001 says: Oct 28, 2012 11:38 AM

    ‘Niners will do it for Brandon Jacobs and a box of doughnuts.’
    ———————————————————-

    Jacobs is a box of doughnuts.

  10. stairwayto7 says: Oct 28, 2012 12:04 PM

    Beanie Wells for him!

  11. jgater1981 says: Oct 28, 2012 12:13 PM

    Fins, you took the words out of my mouth. Long is one of the best tackles in the NFL. Such a stupid statement.

  12. niners816 says: Oct 28, 2012 12:19 PM

    @firethorn1001,

    He’s on my favorite team, but you are right about that. Well played, sir.

  13. CKL says: Oct 28, 2012 12:30 PM

    AZ and Det would be wise to check this out as well. Whomever it is has to be a team in contention that’s DESPERATE for a talented player and willing to take on a huge cap #.

  14. e5280 says: Oct 28, 2012 12:40 PM

    Denver Broncos…. Shake and Bake!

    A third round pick and Knoshow, We have a deal!

  15. facebook.com/joesimmonscomic AKA Slow Joe (Bucs fan) says: Oct 28, 2012 12:40 PM

    Trade him to anyone and my fantasy team will thank you profusely.

    The dude has skills. Could you see him in a Packer uniform? I’d win my league. Carolina is wasting him.

  16. kennytarpon says: Oct 28, 2012 12:41 PM

    Kepickle is trolling. Least I hope so.

    Anyway, I think AZ and Det are good bets.

  17. jimcaldwellsucks says: Oct 28, 2012 12:54 PM

    He still has cap ramifications that will make any trade complicated to make. A trade would create 9.6 in dead cap space and the Panthers do not have that room at the moment.

  18. stevincinci says: Oct 28, 2012 12:57 PM

    Would help the Bengals immensely. I’d rather have Steven Jackson though.

  19. bathroomben7 says: Oct 28, 2012 1:18 PM

    I don’t think anyone has burned more fantasy teams in the last three years than this guy. In my one league he got dumped to free agency and I wouldn’t even pick him up.

  20. atlantafalconsguy84 says: Oct 29, 2012 5:17 AM

    DeAngelo Hall for Sam Baker!

    I am sure Cam Newton would just love Baker in attempting to protect him!

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