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Carolina Panthers sign Daryl Williams to one-year, $7 million contract, per reports

The Panthers are bringing their starting right tackle back on a one-year ‘prove it’ deal.

Update 2: According to Ian Rapoport, the contract is for one year at $7 million.

Update 1: According to Jourdan Rodrigue, the contract is for one year at approximately $6 million. If Williams is healthy, that’s not too bad of a number based on the going rate for offensive tackles in today’s NFL landscape.

The Carolina Panthers are giving right tackle Daryl Williams the chance to prove himself after spending the majority of the 2018 season on injured reserve by bringing him back on a one-year deal, according to a report from ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

There are two things to consider here with this news. First, we don’t know the terms of the contract, so there’s no reason to freak out just yet. Schefter’s report specifically states ‘prove-it year’ and those are generally cheap deals so players can... well... prove that they can stay healthy. Unless Marty Hurney gave Williams a one-year, $35 million contract, there’s no reason to grab your pitchforks just yet.

Also, Williams — when healthy — is one of the better offensive linemen on the team. Having him back at 100% and playing right tackle means that Taylor Moton can slide over to left tackle, which prevents a certain player that Panthers fans love to hate from being the starter. So, like I said — unless Hurney gave up the farm to get Williams to return it’s probably not the end of the world (at least not yet).

Stay tuned as we’ll provide updates to this story whenever the details of the contract are released.


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