DeAngelo Williams hopes he's at top of Dolphins' list

The Carolina Panthers have said they intend to do what it takes to keep running back DeAngelo Williams, one of the few strengths on a team that first-year coach Ron Rivera inherited.

With the quarterback situation completely up in the air, the Panthers need to keep their ground game en tact. But they could have real competition for the services of Williams, and there could be mutual interest between him and the Miami Dolphins.

Williams, visiting with the Kup and Kelly Show on WQAM in Florida, said that he’d be open to joining the Miami Dolphins. No state income tax for home games would have its advantages, right?

“I’ve heard rumors that I may be at the top their (want list),” Williams said.

The Dolphins need to revamp their running game and might have other needs to address other than running back in the draft.

“This is a place I’d like to live,” Williams added. “I hope I’m at the top of their list and they come after me.”

Williams has also been very forward about saying he would like to remain with the Panthers. This much is certain, he’s not going to take a hometown discount to remain with them.

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