Skip to main content
  1. AXS Entertainment
  2. Sports
  3. NFL

Panthers keep RB Williams in Carolina

See also

The Carolina Panthers made a bold step in fortifying their offense on Wednesday, signing running back DeAngelo Williams to a 5-year, $43 million deal which includes $21 million in guaranteed money.

Williams, who was the Panthers' first round pick in 2006, only played in 6 games last season before being placed on injured reserve with a broken foot. He also received considerable interest from the New York Giants and Denver Broncos before deciding to return to the Panthers.

Williams, 28, is the Panthers' all-time leading rusher, with 4,211 yards amassed on the ground. He has also scored 31 rushing touchdowns in his 5-year career.

"I honestly and truly want to stay a Carolina Panther and they're doing their part to keep me a Carolina Panther," Williams said via a live-streamed video chat on Monday. "If everything looks great, then why entertain other offers?"

Williams will continue to work in tandem with RB Jonathan Stewart to form one of the more formidable backfields in the NFL. Both Williams and Stewart eclipsed 1,000 yards rushing in 2009.



Today's top buzz...

  • Weird Al
    'Weird Al' Yankovic gains his first number one album with 'Mandatory Fun'
    Music Buzz
  • LeBron James
    Frank Caliendo channels Morgan Freeman when reading LeBron James' letter
    NBA Buzz
  • NFL jerseys
    New York Giants and Jets fail to breach NFL's top 25 in jersey sales
    NFL Buzz
  • Slash
    Slash and The Conspirators crush it at Hard Rock, AP Awards
    20 Photos
  • Monks of Mellonwah
    Exclusive interview: Monks of Mellonwah talk music, touring and more
    9 Photos
  • Bad Company
    Bad Company and Lynyrd Skynyrd deliver a double dose of hits at the Blossom Music Center
    20 Photos