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because the move has not been publically announced.

11 Aug 2018 at 14:12
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Running back DeAngelo Williams has agreed to a restructured contract that ensures hell remain with the Carolina Panthers this season, said a person familiar with the situation. The person spoke to The Associated Press Tuesday on condition of anonymity because the move has not been publically announced. Williams, who turned 30 last month, is Carolinas all-time leader rusher having amassed 5,784 yards and 43 touchdowns. Williams started 10 games last season and had 737 yards rushing and scored five TDs on the ground. He also caught two touchdown passes. first reported the new deal Tuesday. By restructuring Williams contract, the person told the AP the Panthers will save $3.2 million under the NFL salary cap in both 2013 and 2014, and $3.87 million in 2015. Williams started the first five games of the season before being benched for Jonathan Stewart. However, when Stewart went down with a foot injury late in the season Williams returned to the starting lineup and helped the Panthers win four of their final five games and finish the season 7-9, helping second-year coach Ron Rivera keep his job. Williams finished the season with a flurry, rushing for 210 yards on 21 carries and two touchdowns in a victory over the New Orleans Saints in week 17. During that five-game span Williams ran for 445 yards and caught nine passes for 145 yards and two touchdowns. There had been some question over whether Williams would be back this season given his high salary cap figures over the next three years -- $8.2 million in 2013, $9.2 million in 2014 and $10.2 million in 2015. The day after the 2013 season, Williams acknowledged an uncertain future in Carolina due to his cap numbers, saying, "The ball is not really in my court." "If there is any conversation that comes up, its on the Carolina Panthers end as far as getting rid of me or just doing nothing and having me come back," Williams said as he was leaving the Panthers stadium on Dec. 31, 2012. "So there is nothing on my end that I can do. When I signed my signature on that dotted line I was planning on being here for five years." As part of the restructured deal, $4 million of Williams scheduled base salary this season was converted into a signing bonus that will be prorated over the remainder of the contract, the person told the AP. Two years were also added on to the deal, but the contract is designed to expire after the 2015 season. Williams best season came in 2008 when he ran for a franchise-record 1,515 yards and 18 touchdowns. He was selected 27th overall by the Panthers in 2006 after rushing for 6,026 yards and five touchdowns at Memphis. He became the starter in 2008 after the team parted ways with DeShaun Foster. NOTES: The Panthers announced they signed undrafted rookie free agent punter Jordan Gay. Gay played at Centre College in Kentucky. Cheap Air Max 90 All White. -- Charline Labonte couldnt have asked for a better homecoming. Cheap Air Max 90 Womens.J. -- Marty Brodeur beat the Pittsburgh Penguins yet again. . This should be celebrated because it will not always be this way. With the amount of money given to players by their clubs these days, it is a wonder that so many of those teams allow the sport to continue to take away many of their assets so they can play for a different team in the middle of their season. Cheap Air Max 90 Green. Speaking to the Chicago Tribune at baseballs Winter Meetings in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, Boras called the former home of the Expos a "tremendous environment" for baseball. Cheap Air Max 90 Grey. The Vancouver coach and an announced sellout crowd of 18,910 watched in dismay as the Canucks lost 7-4 to the New York Islanders on Monday night by squandering a 3-0 lead in the third period. DETROIT -- The Detroit Lions will lean on Matthew Stafford a lot this season, maybe more than ever.The veteran quarterback looks and sounds ready for the challenge.Ive just been through a lot, acknowledged Stafford, entering his eighth season. Been through some really good times. Been through some bad times. Seen a lot of defenses.Detroit depended on Staffords right arm quite a bit in the past, too, but he always had a relatively large margin of error when he threw short, long or over to middle to Calvin Johnson.The spectacular receiver known as Megatron for his superhuman-like skills left the Lions and retired from the league during the offseason after years of making Staffords job easier.Staffords passes, of which there will be many, will have to be more accurate.He cant afford to throw too high or late and get away with it, as he could with the 6-foot-5 Johnson.Stafford probably will not be able to count on a running game to create shorter down-and-distance situations, or to get a tough yard or so on third or fourth down. Detroit ranked last in the league in rushing last season and may struggle to show signs of improvement in the important facet of the game.Stafford, the No. 1 overall pick in 2009, will have to sling it early and often in a pass-heavy offense that will frequently be in hurry-up mode. He has a solid trio of receivers, a talented tight end and one of the NFLs best pass-catching running backs.Jim Bob Cooter, entering his first full season as offensive coordinator, has relinquished quite a bit of control to Stafford. The Lions will likely use a no-huddle offense, and Stafford will have plenty of opportunities to call plays at the line.Its not about what plays I like the best. Its about what plays the players feel the best about, Cooter said. Ive learned early in my time that if the quarterback really likes a play, he tends to make it work and the same thing works at different positions.If a receiver really likes a route, that guy tends to get open on that route.Golden Tate, who made 189 receptions the previous two years in Detroit, will be Staffords top target.Marvin Jones was signed just after Johnsons retirement and Anquan Boldin was added just before training camp, giving Stafford a pair of veteran receivers he can count on.Tight end Eric Ebron, who missed the preseason with a lower right leg injury, has the potentiaal to be a breakout player in his third NFL season.ddddddddddddTheo Riddick, rarely tackled by the first defender with a shot at him, is coming off an 80-catch season in which he shared the league lead with Danny Woodhead for receptions by a running back.THE NEW BOSS: The Lions made big changes during their 1-7 start last season, firing general manager Martin Mayhew, team president Tom Lewand and offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi. Team owner Martha Firestone Ford was behind the bold moves. She hired Bob Quinn to run football operations as GM, hoping he can bring some of what he learned with the New England Patriots. He was New Englands director of pro scouting for four seasons after serving as assistant director of pro personnel for two years in a 16-year career with the franchise. Quinn has made some tangible changes, including adding a curtain between the locker room and training facilities at team headquarters to keep reporters from seeing who is going in and out of that area.CALDWELLS CHANCE: Quinn had the freedom to fire coach Jim Caldwell, but chose to give him a shot to lead the team for a third season after he helped them win six of the last eight games last year. If Caldwell cant improve upon last years record, getting to at least 8-8, it is difficult to imagine he will be back for a fourth year with the Lions.WEAK LINK: Detroit didnt run the ball well last season and failed to protect Stafford. The Lions made an investment to improve their offensive line, drafting Taylor Decker out of Ohio State with the 16th pick overall. Decker is expected to start at left tackle, shifting Riley Reiff to right tackle.D STANDOUTS: The Lions have potential stars in each position group on defense: Ezekiel Ansah at defensive end, cornerback Darius Slay and linebacker DeAndre Levy, who missed most of last year with a hip injury.EARLY AND LATE: Detroit plays three of its first four games on the road, starting with Week 1 at Indianapolis. The Lions will also play three of their last five on the road, including a prime-time matchup Dec. 26 at Dallas.---AP NFL website: and Larry Lage at and follow his work at Wholesale Jerseys ' ' '

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