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Source says Panthers will seek extension with DeAngelo Williams

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How are we going to trade someone who isn't under contract?

With a little hope and change

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I won't be that surprised if they keep Stewart as well.

People think it can't be done, but it can (and it should).

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Hells yes.

I hope we don't give him a ridiculous extension though. 4 or 5 year deal should be nice.

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If we sign him 5+ we should come down on our price a little. but 7 years would be epic.

thats right around when they start losing there touch

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One thing people tend to forget about Williams and Stewart: Not only are they both elite backs, they work extremely well together. I could count on one hand the number of top notch backs in the NFL that could share time without grumbling or (seemingly) a shread of regret. We happen to have two of them.

Keeping them together is one of the most important things the FO can do.

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One thing people tend to forget about Williams and Stewart: Not only are they both elite backs, they work extremely well together. I could count on one hand the number of top notch backs in the NFL that could share time without grumbling or (seemingly) a shread of regret. We happen to have two of them.

Keeping them together is one of the most important things the FO can do.

Agreed.

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Isn't DWill still on his rookie contract too? He deserves an extension and hasn't said a damn word about it, no complaining no skipping workouts.. about as classy as you can get right there.

PAY THE MAN!

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I hope the source is right.

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The fact that they are (allegedly) seeking to extend D-Will bodes well for the possibility of us keeping both RB's long-term. If we were only going to keep one of them, it would make more sense to keep J-Stew--he's younger, hasn't missed a game in his career, and he seems be more of a "workhorse"-type back. I won't be surprised at all if both of them are Panthers for the next 4+ years.

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Give DWill the extension but I think we need to trade Stewart. We could get a 1st rounder this year (which we don't have) or have an extra first rounder next year. We need desperate help on the D-Line, I don't think it wise to tie up 90+ million dollars for two RB on the same team. Don't get me wrong I would love to keep two top 10 RB on the same team but we need help elsewhere.

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One thing people tend to forget about Williams and Stewart: Not only are they both elite backs, they work extremely well together. I could count on one hand the number of top notch backs in the NFL that could share time without grumbling or (seemingly) a shread of regret. We happen to have two of them.

Keeping them together is one of the most important things the FO can do.

Could not agree more!!!

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If this comes to fruition it will indeed show that the FO is working toward the future and not just the short term. As was mentioned, if we take Pepper's money we aren't spending and give Williams a contract that is front loaded on the guaranteed money and backloaded on salary we can have a contract which won't create a big cap hit over the next several seasons. Once Williams turns 30, if he declines we can let him go with little consequence. In the end if he gets Jackson money it is only 7 million a year on average and Jackson will likely not see the last 3 years of it. Still we could pay Williams and Stewart 7 million a year each just on what we saved on Pepper's alone.

For those who don't want a 7 or 8 year deal, why worry? The only part we have to pay is the guaranteed amount which is typically the signing bonus. It is like Pepper's contract and Hayneworth contract, it may be on paper for 90 or 100 million but those players won't see half of the money. We could give Williams a 8 year contract without being stuck for more than 3 or 4 years especially if it was front loaded so there would be little cap consequences because there would be little to no money which would accelerate if we cut him before the end of the contract. Plus we can always put in roster bonuses in years 6 or 7 which look great on paper but are rarely paid like in Kemo's and Lewis's cases.

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