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Report: Panthers plan to keep DeAngelo Williams, Jonathan Stewart

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09:50 AM ET 02.24 | The Panthers want to keep their highly paid, backfield tandem intact. Despite being about $10 million over the projected $122 million salary cap, the Panthers plan to keep both running backs DeAngelo Williams and Jonathan Stewart, a league source with knowledge of the situation said Saturday. Williams, 29, is due to make $5 million this year and a has a cap figure of $8.2 million. The Panthers believe they can retain Williams at his current numbers. But a restructuring is possible depending on the team's other moves prior to the March 12 start of the league year, the source said.

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DeAngelo Williams, Jonathan Stewart, Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images DeAngelo Williams, Jonathan Stewart, Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images
February 24, 2013  10:20 AM ET

Isn't this what every team says about high salaried players before March 12?

February 24, 2013  10:32 AM ET

They can do that, but it means they have to make cuts and make themselves thinner at other positions cause the cap rules say ya cannot keep them all when you are over it.

February 24, 2013  12:17 PM ET

2 Good Running Backs!

 
February 25, 2013  12:18 AM ET

It is a waste if they do not fix the offensive line and get a big receiver to pair with Smith.

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