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Ron Rivera reportedly says the Panthers are "open to trading D. Will"

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Of course we're open to trading him for the right compensation in return...

Here's something from PFT (per Gantt) on the cap consequences of trading DeAngelo from back in November:

As Gantt pointed out on Wednesday, the Panthers areprepared to take the cap hit that would result from a trade of running back DeAngelo Williams. It’s important to clarify what the cap hit would be, and when it would apply.

Some (including me) believed as a knee-jerk matter that the remaining allocation of the $16 million signing bonus Williams received in 2011 would hit the cap now. Prior to 2006, that would have been the case — and that’s one of the reasons for a lack of trades of veteran players.

In 2006, the NFL and the NFL Players Association tweaked the labor deal to allow trades made after June 1 to be treated like cuts of players after June 1. In those situations, the team absorbs the acceleration for the current cap year and the balance of the acceleration in the next cap year.

For Williams, the $3.2 million bonus allocation would continue to apply this year. For a post-June 1 trade, the remaining $9.6 million would apply not this year but next year.

The cap charge would be offset by avoiding Williams’ $4.75 million base salary next season, which means that the Panthers would carry a net hit of $4.85 million in 2013, if they trade Williams before the 2012 trade deadline.

And while that’s not a huge amount, keep in mind that the NFL expects the salary cap for 2013 to remain flat. So it’s not as if the dead money will be subsumed within the normal annual increases in the spending limit.

http://profootballta...lliams-cap-hit/

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Lattimore....come out and plaaayyaaay

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this.

or draft patterson or austin and get a WR/scatback/return guy all in one and roll with the RB corps we have here.

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Just checked this guys twitter feed and talk about stretching the truth... He basically took the tweet from Person where Rivera deferred any questions about trading D-Will to Gettleman and ran with it from there.

He later uses a quote from Jeff Fisher saying they are looking for a "big back" to replace Steven Jackson and to "look for the Rams to go after Williams after he is released".

Basically this guy is taking a little bit of info and throwing poo against the wall in hopes that it sticks.

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I feel like that reporter took what Rivera out of context considering it was reported earlier that he deferred questions about Williams' status with the team.

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Get a 4th for him and I'd nut. I'm thinking a 5th would probably be the price though.

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Just checked this guys twitter feed and talk about stretching the truth... He basically took the tweet from Person where Rivera deferred any questions about trading D-Will to Gettleman and ran with it from there.

He later uses a quote from Jeff Fisher saying they are looking for a "big back" to replace Steven Jackson and to "look for the Rams to go after Williams after he is released".

Basically this guy is taking a little bit of info and throwing poo against the wall in hopes that it sticks.

I thought the same thing... took things out of context/stretched the truth.

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So what would we get in return besides some cap space down the road... a 5th round pick?

No thanks, I would only do this trade if it involved a player that could help us now at a position of need.

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Whatever helps the future

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you know who chud has already, no

You mean, Trent Richardson? Last I heard he was a pretty good RB.

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So what would we get in return besides some cap space down the road... a 5th round pick?

I believe we'd actually lose cap space in a trade...at least in the interim. It would be nice to acquire a 4th or 5th for him this year and perhaps use it on a replacement (Lattimore or otherwise), but unless we wait and trade him after June 1 the cap hit would be worse than just keeping him on the roster.

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