DeAngelo Williams RB PIT 3 days ago

Williams had two carries for five yards in Thursday's 23-20 overtime loss to the Ravens.

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As was the case the previous ...

DeAngelo Williams RB PIT 1 week ago6 Comments

Williams rushed once for two yards and failed to get targeted on a pass Sunday against the Rams.

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Williams led the AFC in rushing ...

DeAngelo Williams RB PIT 1 week ago

While Le'Veon Bell is acting as the Steelers' starting running back Sunday at St. Louis, Williams will have plenty of touches and work with Bell at the same time, according to FOX's Jay Glazer.

DeAngelo Williams RB PIT 2 weeks ago15 Comments

With starting running back LeVeon Bell set to return to action this week, Williams' workload moving forward has yet to be established, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

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When asked Tuesday about how he ...

DeAngelo Williams RB PIT 2 weeks ago12 Comments

Williams rushed 20 times for 77 yards and three touchdowns, and added 15 yards on four receptions in Sunday's win over the 49ers.

DeAngelo Williams RB PIT 3 weeks ago3 Comments

Williams rushed for 127 yards on 21 carries in the Steelers' 28-21 loss to New England.

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DeAngelo Williams RB PIT 6 months ago

Williams will likely lead the Pittsburgh running game while teammate Le'Veon Bell is suspended for the first three games of the 2015 season, reports.

The Steelers were hurt by a lack of running back depth in a playoff loss to the Ravens, and they knew Le'Veon Bell would likely be suspended for the start of the 2015 season. It was thus unsurprising to see the team add a veteran presence in Williams, even though Pittsburgh typically doesn't have the cap room for such luxuries. Williams figures to handle most of the early-down work from Weeks 1-3, but the touches will dry up once Bell is available. As LeGarrette Blount found out last season, there aren't many touches to be had when working behind a three-down workhorse such as Bell. It's also worth noting that Williams isn't much of a receiver, so Dri Archer or another back will likely handle most of the third-down work while Bell is suspended.

DeAngelo Williams RB PIT 7 months ago

Williams has agreed to a two-year, $4 million contract with the Steelers, Aaron Wilson of the National Football Post reports.

The Steelers found themselves short on depth last season when LeGarrette Blount was released in November, but in Williams, the team presumably has a running back content with serving as the understudy to emerging star Le'Veon Bell. Williams has split the carries with Jonathan Stewart the last few seasons in Carolina, which has prevented him from exceeding 1,000 yards on the ground since 2009. An assortment of injuries limited Williams to just six games and a 3.5 YPC average in 2014, and with the back set to turn 32 in April, don't expect him to notice much of a rebound in his performance.

DeAngelo Williams RB PIT 7 months ago2 Comments

Williams is expected to sign with the Steelers, ESPN reports.

Williams arrived at the Steelers' facility Friday afternoon and is now slated to sign a contract with the team. Following an injury-riddled 2014 campaign that included just six games played and zero touchdowns, Williams would figure to back-up star running back Le'Veon Bell in Pittsburgh.

DeAngelo Williams RB PIT 7 months ago1 Comment

Williams was released by the Panthers on Tuesday, the team's official website reports.

This just makes the move official, as Williams previously announced that his time with the Panthers is done. He doesn't seem to be leaving on the best of terms, so the possibility of re-signing on a smaller contract can be ruled out. Heading into his age-32 season in the wake of an injury-marred 2014 campaign, Williams is highly unlikely to find a starting job, and he may even need to compete for a roster spot. His limited receiving skills won't help matters as he looks to stay in the league for another year or two.