DeAngelo Williams: 'I've never really thought about leaving'

Carolina Panthers running back DeAngelo Williams has been rumored to be a big name on the trade market and it makes sense with the money the club now has tied up in the position and the fact that Jonathan Stewart is the starter now.

I’ve never really thought about leaving, so the thought of staying a Panther never really crossed my mind because the thought of leaving never crossed my mind," Williams said today, according to the Charlotte Observer, in his first comments since rumors began swirling. "In my mind, I’m going to continue being a Panther until told otherwise. So those thoughts aren’t there."

Does Williams want to stay put where he is now second fiddle behind Stewart?

“Do I want to stay here? What kind of question is that? They gave me my opportunity," he said. “Does it look like I want to be somewhere else? I’ll let you guys (the media) answer that.”

The guess here is if Williams continues to get a few carries here and there as the backup, yes, he will be seeking a new home.

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