Originally posted on NFL Trade Rumors  |  Last updated 10/29/12
Jonathan Jones of the Charlotte Observer reports that a team source has informed him that “at least one playoff-contending team” has contacted that Panthers regarding RB DeAngelo Williams. Earlier in the day, head coach Ron Rivera mentioned that they’re not actively looking to trade Williams, but he didn’t rule out the idea completely. “We’ve got to sit here and see if somebody does call, but we’re not looking to move anybody or send anybody away or try to get anybody out there,” Rivera said. “I don’t think we have a lot to give in terms of trying to trade for players. The Broncos were reportedly interested in Williams two years ago when he was a free agent and John Fox obviously coached while in Carolina, so they could be an option. Green Bay seems to mentioned for nearly every running back, so I guess they too could be a possibility. It’s still hard to say what the Panthers would be looking for in terms of compensation, but I’m sure we’ll here more regarding a potential Williams’ trade in the coming days. ————– ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that a few teams have already contacted the Carolina Panthers regarding RB DeAngelo Williams. Now that the team has fired their GM, it makes sense that they would take any calls regarding Williams. He still has three years remaining on his $43 million contract, so it’s going to be hard for them to find a serious taker who is also willing to part with decent compensation in return for him. The Panthers have already said that they plan to use Jonathan Stewart more in the coming weeks, so it seems like there’s a chance that Williams may not be back next season, even if they are unable to trade him this week. ——————– Michael Lombardi of the NFL Network believes that the Panthers should be willing and prepared to trade RB DeAngelo Williams before the trade deadline. Lombardi mentions that the Panthers, after getting off to a 1-5 start, should start thinking ahead for next season. With Tuesday’s deadline approaching, the Panthers have an opportunity to trade for draft picks while getting rid of Williams large salary. Carolina already has plenty of depth in their backfield, so it remains a possibility that they could part with one of their two starting running backs. Williams has been struggling to produce this season (177 yards, 2 TD’s on 50 carries) and should at least be considered a potential trade option.
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