DeAngelo Williams RUMORS & NEWS

  • NFL denies DeAngelo Williams’ request to wear pink all season

    Sportsnaut "Pittsburgh Steelers running back DeAngelo Williams sadly lost his mother in 2014 after a battle with breast cancer. Since October is breast cancer awareness month, the NFL allows players to wear pink accents and footwear all month long. Williams, who holds his mother’s memory near and dear to..." October 13

  • DeAngelo Williams handling newborn baby and 1st-string RB duties

    ESPN "Ben Roethlisberger knows who should get the game ball if the Steelers win Thursday night in New England. That would be running back DeAngelo Williams, who's now a father of three after the birth of a baby boy on Friday. Williams is getting the first-team reps for the Steelers as Le'Veon..." September 07

  • DeAngelo Williams Excited About Steelers: “It’s Important For Me to Be Here”

    Sportsnaut "New Pittsburgh Steelers’ running back DeAngelo Williams is embracing his opportunity to keep playing in the NFL with open arms. After eight seasons with the Carolina Panthers, Williams was not re-signed by the team that drafted him in 2006. The Steelers entered the offseason in desperate need..." April 22

  • Report: Steelers sign DeAngelo Williams

    Pro Football Talk "The Steelers made some big news on Friday afternoon by agreeing to a contract extension with quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. They may have some smaller news in the near future as well. Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that the team is expected to sign veteran running back..." March 14

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    Ed Bouchette @EdBouchette

    DeAngelo Williams still at #Steelers facility; looks like a deal will be struck. Were waiting for Mike Tomlin's arrival from OSU Pro Day

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    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    Now here's a fit that makes a ton of sense: former Panthers RB DeAngelo Williams is scheduled to visit the Steelers on Friday, per source.

  • Panthers officially release DeAngelo Williams

    SB Nation "The Carolina Panthers have officially released DeAngelo Williams, the team announced Tuesday. Williams was the first to announce the separation during an interview with WBTV. Williams told the outlet two weeks prior to the official announcement that he was cut by the team after a meeting with..." March 10

  • DeAngelo Williams rips Panthers for not attending his mother’s funeral

    Larry Brown Sports "The Carolina Panthers may have decided last week that they are going to release DeAngelo Williams, but the veteran running back’s relationship with the organization went stale almost a year ago. During an interview with WBTV’s Molly Grantham on Monday, Williams revealed that he was hurt by the..." February 24

  • DeAngelo Williams: Panthers left me when mom died

    ESPN "Carolina Panthers all-time leading rusher DeAngelo Williams says as a result of the way the organization treated the death of his mother to breast cancer in May, that he wasn't upset when told last week he would be released. Williams told Charlotte's WBTV, in an exclusive interview that aired..." February 24

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    Joe Person @josephperson

    #Panthers spokesman Steve Drummond says DeAngelo Williams has not been released yet.

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    Molly Grantham WBTV @MollyGrantham

    #BREAKING: @DeAngeloRB tells me he's released from @Panthers. Done deal. Exclusive story - tonight at 11pm.

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    Joel Corry @corryjoel

    The Panthers won't release DeAngelo Williams until the new league year starts on 3/10 if they want to use a post-June 1 designation on him.

  • Williams says Panthers will release him "DeAngelo Williams, the Carolina Panthers' career rushing leader, said Monday he will be released by the team. Williams told WBTV that general manager David Gettleman and coach Ron Rivera informed him of the coming move in a meeting last week. Williams, 31, leads the 20-year-old franchise..." February 23

  • Panthers should cut Williams, let other tailbacks take the stage

    Fox Sports Carolinas "In his brief time as general manager of the Carolina Panthers, Dave Gettleman has left no doubt that running an NFL team should be based on business, not emotion. He even said as much. "If you're emotional about your decision, you're going to really do something stupid," Gettleman..." February 17

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    Joe Person @josephperson

    Ron Rivera says he's "pretty much" ruled out RB DeAngelo Williams (hand) and G Amini Silatolu (knee) for #Saints' game.

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    Joe Person @josephperson

    Ron Rivera: DeAngelo has a fractured bone in his right middle finger. Day-by-day.

  • DeAngelo Williams 'ready to roll' Thursday against Saints

    Charlotte Observer "The Panthers look like they'll have two parts of their three-headed backfield together for Thursday's NFC South game against New Orleans. Panthers coach Ron Rivera says franchise rushing leader DeAngelo Williams has indicated he's "ready to roll," and will practice this week for the first time..." October 27

  • DeAngelo Williams has a cast on his right foot

    Pro Football Talk "Panthers coach Ron Rivera said Monday that running back DeAngelo Williams was doubtful to play this week because of a sprained ankle. A picture that Williams posted on Twitter on Wednesday seems to make doubtful an optimistic read on his chances of playing against the Bears this weekend...." October 01

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    David Newton @DNewtonespn

    RB DeAngelo Williams with high ankle sprain is officially out against Chicago. #panthers

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    Jeremy Igo @CarolinaHuddle

    Deangelo Williams tells fans at his Williams Warriors reception that he is out a few weeks with high ankle sprain.

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    #Panthers RB DeAngelo Williams suffered a sprained ankle yesterday described as “week-to-week.” Status for Sun vs. #Bears in serious doubt.

  • RB Williams returns to practice "Two-thirds of the Panthers' triple threat at running back isn't likely to play when Carolina visits the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday, but at least the other third is back in the mix. Starting running back DeAngelo Williams, who missed the last two games with a hamstring injury, returned to full..." September 24

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    Joe Person @josephperson

    DeAngelo Williams (hamstring) returned to practice today. Thomas Davis and Jonathan Stewart (knee) were both out. #Panthers

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    Joe Person @josephperson

    Jason Avant (thigh), Jerricho Cotchery (thigh) and DeAngelo Williams (thigh) all questionable. Fozzy (thigh) is doubtful.

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    Ed Werder @Edwerderespn

    #Panthers RB @DeAngeloRB did some running, still has pain. Barring unexpected improvement, he's not likely to pay Sunday vs. #Lions

  • DeAngelo Williams “in shock” the Panthers lost all their receivers

    Pro Football Talk "Panthers running back DeAngelo Williams was shocked to learn that none of the wide receivers who caught passes for Carolina last year would be back this year. Asked on NFL AM about the departure of veteran receiver Steve Smith, Williams said he hated to see Smith go, but it went beyond just..." April 10

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    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    Despite being listed as questionable, Panthers RBs Jonathan Stewart and Mike Tolbert will play today. RB DeAngelo Williams is very doubtful.

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    Joe Person @josephperson

    DeAngelo Williams (quad) hasn't practiced all week.

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    Jonathan Jones @jjones9

    DeAngelo Williams and Chase Blackburn were back participating in practice today. Light drills were open to the media.

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    Joe Person @josephperson

    Rivera expects Charles Johnson (groin) and DeAngelo Williams (quad) to practice Friday.

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    Joe Person @josephperson

    DeAngelo Williams (quad) also out today.

  • DeAngelo Williams among NFL’s top rushers in Panthers’ post-Rob Chudzinski era

    Charlotte Observer "Through three weeks of the regular season only two running backs have more rushing yards than DeAngelo Williams. LeSean McCoy leads the way with 395 and behind him is Tampa Bay’s Doug Martin with 297. Williams sits third with 291 yards. He said he wasn’t even aware until media members..." September 27

  • DeAngelo Williams rips former O.C. Rob Chudzinski

    ESPN "Carolina Panthers running back DeAngelo Williams pointed to the departure of former offensive coordinator Rob Chudzinski as a reason behind his strong start to the season. Williams has 291 rushing yards through three games the third-highest total in the NFL. "I'm not going to start anything..." September 25

  • Panthers’ DeAngelo Williams can take the ball and run with it

    Charlotte Observer "Carolina Panthers running back DeAngelo Williams spent the past two seasons looking for more carries. Williams should get them this year. After meeting with a foot specialist on Tuesday about his surgically repaired right ankle Jonathan Stewart –Williams’ backfield mate – will begin the..." August 28

  • Dual RB system may be done in Carolina

    Cat Crave "Jonathan Stewart and DeAngelo Williams have lately been “crash and bash” rather than “smash and dash”. While I realize some of these falters were due to bad reads by the OC, the RBs need to take their share of the responsibility. The great running backs did not lose yards simply because of a..." June 23

  • Panthers save $3.2 million in cap space by restructuring DeAngelo's contract

    Yahoo! Sports "Carolina Panthers running back DeAngelo Williams has restructured his contract in a move that could keep the 2006 first-round pick out of Memphis with the team through the 2015 season, a source with knowledge of the situation confirmed to "Shutdown Corner". Williams was entering the third..." May 15

  • DeAngelo restructures contract, Panthers now $8.4 million under cap

    Charlotte Observer "Just when it appeared as though 2013 would be DeAngelo Williams' final year in Carolina, the franchise's leading rusher has restructured his contract with the team. The Observer's Joe Person confirms Williams has restructured his contract in a way that saves the Panthers $3.2 million in cap..." May 15

  • Carolina Panthers plan to keep DeAngelo Williams

    Charlotte Observer "The Panthers want to keep their highly paid, backfield tandem intact. Despite being about $10 million over the projected $122 million salary cap, the Panthers plan to keep both running backs DeAngelo Williams and Jonathan Stewart, a league source with knowledge of the situation said..." February 24

  • Panthers plan to keep DeAngelo Williams

    Charlotte Observer "The Panthers want to keep their highly-paid, backfield tandem intact. Despite being about $10 million over the projected $122 million salary cap, the Panthers hope to keep both running backs DeAngelo Williams and Jonathan Stewart, according to a league source with knowledge of the..." February 23