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If Kenjon Barner shows competence, is Deangelo gone on June 1?

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Barnet just needs to prove he looks ready enough to play a small role and maybe touch the 5 times a game.

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I'll say it again: Pass protection most likely keeps Williams around.

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Why would DWill demand to be released?  He is being paid like an elite #1 back.  He will not get anywhere near that kind of money anywhere else.

 

Exactly.

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no, everyone will compete in training camp, nothing is set yet.

Stewart was the primary RB in 2011

Williams was demoted in name as well in 2012.

If Stewart is healthy, Williams is the #2.

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I'll say it again: Pass protection most likely keeps Williams around.

 

That is an awful lot of cap space to tie up for that reason.

 

But, you could very well be correct.

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I do not think so.  Gettleman has only been signing vets on one year minimums, so why would he not give D-lo one more year if it only going to give us a few million?  I would be livid if during the season, Stewart went down and we had to start Barner.  Tolbert could step up too, but he is not as explosive as Deangelo.  We should use this year to prep Barner like San Fran did his former teammate James.  We can correct the running style and the fumble-itis, and pass protection.

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Deangelo isnt getting any younger.  If hes not going to be completely utilized this year, then there's no reason to keep him on the team.  If I am Deangelo and I am told I will be the #2 back, I demand to be released or traded.  If I am carolina, and I do plan on making Deangelo #1 back, I don't want him going through the season worrying about what will happen at the end of the season.  This needs to be resolved before the season starts or it could end up as a major distraction to the team.

 

We have run a 2 back system for years now.  Deangelo and Stewart are both friends and both getting paid.  I don't think that's as huge an issue as it would be on another team.   I see Barner fulfilling the Goodsen role.  Special teams, some third down situations.  However we will definitely know by end of year if he is the answer.  I see no way Deangelo is on the rooster after this season, we already have seen in earlier post his trade value is basically slightly higher than Clausen, plus the team is already on the hook salary cap wise.  

 

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Williams is the best RB on the team, but his contract is not guaranteed so he saves almost $4 million in cap space this year.  He is gone.  Sucks but what are we going to do?  Pay Stewart and Williams #1 RB money and use Newton as our primary runner?  

 

Stewart already restructured his contract and his $ is guaranteed so he isn't going anywhere unless there is some crazy team willing to trade for him.

 

It's a mess.

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Williams is the best RB on the team, but his contract is not guaranteed so he saves almost $4 million in cap space this year. He is gone. Sucks but what are we going to do? Pay Stewart and Williams #1 RB money and use Newton as our primary runner?

Stewart already restructured his contract and his $ is guaranteed so he isn't going anywhere unless there is some crazy team willing to trade for him.

It's a mess.

Then why for the past 2 years do they think Stewart should see the field more than Williams?

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Not a fan of cutting our most productive rb. Yea he was demoted last season but only on paper as he received more carries than when he was the "starter" plus Stewart didn't exactly shine in the starting roll. Deangelo was a key factor in our wins down the stretch.

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