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RB DeAngelo Williams - Carolina Panthers

5-10, 217Born: 4-25-1983College: MemphisDrafted: Round 1, pick 27

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Preseason player page

He is listed as doubtful on this week's official injury report.

News you need to know

From Mark Wimer's Monday injury report (Mon Oct 13): Williams was unable to practice last week due to his injured ankle, and he was inactive on Sunday after being listed as out on Friday.

General News (Fri Oct 17): did not practice on Friday and is not expected to play this weekend.

General News (Thu Oct 16): did not practice on Thursday.

General News (Wed Oct 15): did not practice on Wednesday.

General News (Tue Oct 14): is a few weeks away from returning to the field, according to head coach Ron Rivera.

Week 7: at Green Bay Packers

Mark and Joe say: Neutral matchup. Cam Newton (17/107/1 rushing) had as many rushes last weekend as the backup running backs managed (Fozzy Whittaker posted 9/25/1 rushing with 2/27/0 receiving, while Darrin Reaves managed 8/15/0 rushing and 1/4/0 receiving) as the Panthers battled the Bengals to a 37-37 tie. The injury news at midweek indicates that Jonathan Stewart is the 'starter' closest to returning for the Panthers, but he is no sure bet to play a full game in his first week back in game action. Frankly, unless you have Cam Newton on your roster, we'd advise you to avoid this backfield if you can do so. The Packers' rush D is ranked 32nd in the NFL averaging 154.5 yards allowed per game, with seven rushing scores handed out to date. Miami managed 23/112/1 rushing vs. Green Bay last week; Minnesota had 25/111/1 two games back. As you can see, the Packers' defensive front is getting a little stouter as the weeks go by, but they are far from solid even so. Two struggling units face off in this matchup - the injury situation remains ugly for the Panthers but this is a neutral matchup for Newton and his side-kicks Stewart, Whittaker and Reaves.

Recent Stats and Projections

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Recent Game Summaries

2014 Week 4 vs BAL (11 / 34 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

DeAngelo Williams made an encouraging start to this contest as the Panthers finally started to get some push up front. Williams showed excellent patience and was able to find small creases to finish runs well with second effort. However, his day was cut short when he scooted outside on a run in the second quarter. He seemed to be clipped on the ankle as he finished the run and came up limping. Although he tried to go back into the game and shake it off, the decision was made for him to sit the rest of the game. It is unknown how serious the injury is, but the Panthers' depth at running back continues to be tested to its limits.

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Latest News

Panthers | Week 7 Inactives (Sun Oct 19, 11:46 AM) - The Carolina Panthers have declared OG Amini Silatolu, CB Bene Benwikere, LB Chase Blackburn, RB DeAngelo Williams, RB Fozzy Whittaker, QB Joe Webb, CB Josh Norman inactive for Week 7.

Our View: Jonathan Stewart gets the start for the Panthers, and he's worth a flex play against the Packers weak run defense.

Panthers | DeAngelo Williams to miss Week 7 (Sat Oct 18, 12:48 PM) - Carolina Panthers RB DeAngelo Williams (ankle) has been ruled out for Week 7.

Our View: Not a shock at this point, which means Jonathan Stewart will get the bulk of the carries though he remains not more than an RB3/flex play.
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Panthers | DeAngelo Williams doubtful (Fri Oct 17, 02:09 PM) - Carolina Panthers RB DeAngelo Williams (ankle) did not participated in practice Friday, Oct. 17, and is listed as doubtful for Week 7.

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Panthers | DeAngelo Williams still not practicing (Thu Oct 16, 04:23 PM) - Carolina Panthers RB DeAngelo Williams (ankle) did not practice for the second straight day this week Thursday, Oct. 16.

Our View: Williams might finally have broken down, and that leaves Jonathan Stewart who is an RB3/flex guy assuming he can make it through a whole game.
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Panthers | DeAngelo Williams sitting out (Wed Oct 15, 02:10 PM) - Carolina Panthers RB DeAngelo Williams (ankle) is not participating in practice Wednesday, Oct. 15.

Our View: Jonathan Stewart may be back for the Panthers this week, but Williams might not. Either way, we're avoiding every back in the Carolina backfield.
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Schedule

7@ Green Bay Packers
8vs Seattle Seahawks
9vs New Orleans Saints
10@ Philadelphia Eagles
11vs Atlanta Falcons
12--- BYE WEEK ---
13@ Minnesota Vikings
14@ New Orleans Saints
15vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers
16vs Cleveland Browns
17@ Atlanta Falcons