After some early offseason hedging about the stable of high-priced running backs he inherited, it appears new Panthers general manager Dave Gettleman has decided to keep both of them.
According to Brian MacIntyre of Yahoo! Sports, the Panthers have restructured the deal of DeAngelo Williams, which could keep him in town through 2015.
The move peels $3.2 million off this year’s salary cap, and also cuts into the cash Williams was due to make in future years by $8 million over the 2014 and 2015 seasons. Without that concession, there was a real possibility this would have been his last year in Carolina, and only because the bonus acceleration made him too costly to cut this year.
Coupled with an earlier restructuring of Jonathan Stewart’s deal, it keeps the Panthers core of backs together, giving them something they can count on during a bit of a transition to new offensive coordinator Mike Shula.