Panthers retain right tackle Daryl Williams

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The Panthers want to give Cam Newton weapons this offseason.

They’ve started by protecting him.

According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, the Panthers have retained right tackle Daryl Williams with a one-year deal.

Williams stood to cash in after an All-Pro season in 2017, but a preseason knee injury kept him from capitalizing. Now, he has a year to bet on himself in search of another payday. It also creates the possibility of moving Taylor Moton to left tackle and releasing Matt Kalil with a June 1 designation, to save $7.25 million in cap room later.

The Panthers have also acquired center Matt Paradis, solidifying what would have been a question mark otherwise.