|Panthers Sign Williams|
|Written by Mike Kelly|
|Wednesday, 27 July 2011 15:54|
The Carolina Panthers had a very busy day Wednesday signing players for the upcoming 2011 season.The Panthers, who got things started by signing defensive end Charles Johnson to a $76 million dollar deal, signed running back DeAngelo Williams to a five-year contract worth $43 million dollars; $21 million dollars was guaranteed.
Williams, a six-year veteran and a free agent, was also weighing offers from the New York Giants and the Denver Broncos. Williams ran for more than 1,100 yards in 2008 and 2009 before a foot sprain forced him to miss the final 10 games of the 2010 season.
The Panthers also signed defensive tackle Ron Edwards, who played for the Kansas City Chiefs last fall. Edwards receives a three-year deal worth $8.25 million dollars.
Edwards, who is 32-years-old, started 15 games for the Chiefs last season. He has 192 career tackles and 15.5 quarterback sacks; Edwards began his career with the Buffalo Bills, where he played five years. He played the last five with Kansas City.
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