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RB DeAngelo Williams - Carolina Panthers

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

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Updating an earlier report, Carolina Panthers RB DeAngelo Williams (ankle) is out for Week 5, according to head coach Ron Rivera.

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From Mark Wimer's Monday injury report (Mon Sep 29): Williams is 'week-to-week' after suffering a sprained ankle. After leaving the stadium in a walking boot, his status for the team's Week 5 game against the Bears is in serious doubt, according to a source informed of the injury. He's starting off the week as "doubtful" for this week's game. But more will be known this week. The good news is that there doesn't appear to be any structural damage.

From the upgrade/downgrade report (Mon Sep 29): Just as he inherited an unobstructed #1 RB role in Carolina, Williams went out with an ankle injury that will leave him "week to week". It's probably not worth holding him through this absence until an eventual return into a likely committee backfield.

General News (Wed Oct 1): did not practice on Wednesday. Williams had right foot and ankle in a cast Wednesday, Oct. 1.

General News (Tue Sep 30): left the Week 4 game against the Baltimore Ravens due to a right ankle injury, and is doubtful to play in Week 5 against the Chicago Bears, according to head coach Ron Rivera. Williams is still sore, but he doesn't have any structural damage. Darrin Reaves could draw the start against the Bears next week, but the Panthers running game didn't look promising against the Ravens this week.

Week 5: vs Chicago Bears

Detailed matchup analysis coming soon.

Recent Stats and Projections

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1 at TB 14 72 0 1 0 0 0 0
4 at BAL 11 34 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 vs CHI PROJ-Dodds 0 * * 0 * * *
5 vs CHI PROJ-Tremblay 0 * * 0 * * *
5 vs CHI PROJ-Bloom 0 * * 0 * * *

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 | DeAngelo Williams out (Wed Oct 1, 10:14 AM) - Updating an earlier report, Carolina Panthers RB DeAngelo Williams (ankle) is out for Week 5, according to head coach Ron Rivera.

Our View: Here we go with the Darrin Reaves era! Ugh, there are reports that Jonathan Stewart may return to action this week. We're just avoiding the Panthers RB situation right now even against a Bears defense that ranks 20th against the run and allows 122.5 rushing yards per game.
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Panthers | DeAngelo Williams in a cast (Wed Oct 1, 09:24 AM) - Updating previous reports, Carolina Panthers RB DeAngelo Williams (ankle) has right foot and ankle in a cast Wednesday, Oct. 1.

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Panthers | DeAngelo Williams doubtful (Mon Sep 29, 12:46 PM) - Carolina Panthers RB DeAngelo Williams (ankle) is doubtful to play in Week 5 against the Chicago Bears, according to head coach Ron Rivera. Williams is still sore, but he doesn't have any structural damage.

Our View: Darrin Reaves looks like he's in line to start in Week 5 against the Bears. Reaves is a fast back with quick burst and good acceleration. The problem for him is running after contact. He'll run into the pile and immediately get brought down. Even with a starter's workload we can't see him as anything more than a flex play.
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Panthers | DeAngelo Williams likely to sit (Mon Sep 29, 09:23 AM) - Updating previous reports, Carolina Panthers RB DeAngelo Williams (ankle) is 'week to week', but his status for Week 5 against the Chicago Bears is in serious doubt.

Our View: The Panthers have big trouble at the running back spot here. With Williams, Jonathan Stewart and Mike Tolbert all banged up, we could see Darrin Reaves in as a primary back for the Panthers against the Bears. Reaves gets to top speed in a hurry, but he struggles to make yards after contact.
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Panthers | More tests for DeAngelo Williams (Sun Sep 28, 11:40 PM) - Updating a previous report, Carolina Panthers RB DeAngelo Williams (ankle) suffered a sprained ankle in the Week 4 game against the Baltimore Ravens, according to a league source. Williams will be evaluated further Monday, Sept. 29.

Our View: Williams injury will probably be enough to keep him out against the Bears next week, so Darrin Reaves could get his first NFL start.
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Schedule

5vs Chicago Bears
6@ Cincinnati Bengals
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