Panthers officially cut DeAngelo Williams

The Carolina Panthers have officially cut veteran running back DeAngelo Williams. "DeAngelo will forever be remembered as one of the quintessential Panthers of this era," Coach Ron Rivera said. "He holds all of our running back records, and his 20 total touchdowns in the 2008 season was a truly special feat. I really enjoyed watching DeAngelo grow over the past four years and wish him nothing but the best moving forward." Williams is the Panthers' all-time leader in rushing yards and rushing touchdowns, but played in only six games last season and had a career-high 219 rushing yards and no touchdowns. The Panthers' first-round draft choice in 2006 out of Memphis totaled 6,846 rushing yards on 1,432 carries and 46 rushing touchdowns in nine seasons with Carolina. Williams had an injury-plagued 2014 campaign. A thigh injury and then an ankle injury forced him to the sideline for six of the Panthers' first eight games. Williams returned to play four consecutive games before breaking his hand at Minnesota and missing the final four regular season games. "We are very appreciative of the hard work and effort that DeAngelo brought to Bank of America Stadium every day," general manager Dave Gettleman said. "Last year was extremely difficult for him but he finished the season like a pro, and I will always respect him for that." Follow me on Twitter: @RavensInsider Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun
Aaron Wilson
Aaron Wilson covers the NFL for National Football Post, his second stint at the Post. He has previously written for Pro Football Talk and FOX Sports-Scout. Entering his 13th year covering the Baltimore Ravens, he's a beat writer for The Baltimore Sun. Wilson has also covered the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans.

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