Dec 23, 2012; Charlotte, NC, USA; Carolina Panthers running back DeAngelo Williams (34) runs the ball during during the first quarter against the Oakland Raiders at Bank of America Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

Carolina Panthers RB DeAngelo Williams A Prime Candidate to be Released

DeAngelo Williams is a prime candidate to be cut by the Carolina Panthers for salary cap purposes. The Panthers have too many running backs on the roster and Williams is taking up too much room on the cap. They could free up a nice chunk of change by setting him free.

Now, IF/WHEN the Panthers cut him loose, should the San Diego Chargers explore the idea of adding him to the roster to compete for playing time with Ryan Mathews?

Heck yea they should! And there really wouldn’t be a competition. Williams would be the starter!

Williams doesn’t have too much wear-and-tear on that body since he has been splitting time with Jonathan Stewart for so long. I would think that DeAngelo would immediately become the starter and Ryan would be the change of pace back. Since Ryan isn’t really best used as a pass catcher or a pass blocker, don’t know when that change of pace would take place.

Williams is 29 years old and is getting close to that magical age in which running backs start to fall apart. He won’t have that many more seasons left under his belt, but there are at least a couple of seasons of good tread on those tires. Bring him in.

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  • tiiiiiiiiiiit11

    I would love to see him in the backfield, and Matthews on the bench/another team

  • arnie

    As much as i’d like to see it Ernie, i don’t think it’s in the cards. The chargers have spent a small fortune of RB’s in there twilight years and haven’t seen much production. This is a position that they can afford to go draft and get greater value. on the other hand, if he can pass protect, it might be worth the look. but we already have RB’s an TE that can do that.

  • Preston Niedert

    If Williams becomes becomes a free agent get him or wait and see if Steven Jackson becomes a free agent I think Jackson would be better for us that guy has only missed two games that more than Ryan mathwes has hint hint.