SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) -- DeAngelo Williams still enjoys playing in Carolina's offensive system even though his workload is far less than other starting NFL running backs.
Williams had fewer than 10 carries per game last season and his 155 carries were less than 27 other tailbacks in the league. That's largely because of the presence of fellow running back Jonathan Stewart and athletic quarterback Cam Newton.
But Williams wasn't upset in the least about that role.
"It's easy," Williams said of how he deals with sharing carries in Carolina's offense. "You have to approach it as a team game."
This year Williams' workload could be reduced even more after the Panthers (No. 20 in the AP Pro32) signed free agent fullback Mike Tolbert in March and re-signed Williams' close friend, the younger and equally talented Jonathan Stewart, to a five-year, 36.5 million contract extension last week.
Panthers coach Ron Rivera maintains that splitting carries not only allows his backs to stay heal...