Steelers Officially Add RB DeAngelo Williams To Backfield

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On a day when the Steelers announced they have inked franchise QB Ben Roethlisberger to a new five-year deal, the team also made their first official free agent signing, bringing in veteran running back DeAngelo Williams.

The deal isn’t much of a shock as Williams tweeted last night that he seemed confident he would be able to come to terms to joining the Steelers.

Williams was a mainstay with the Panthers, where he was the 27th pick of the 2006 draft. He has 6,846 career rushing yards and 46 rushing touchdowns. Injuries limited him to six games in 2014.

His best season with the Panthers came in 2008 when he ran for 1515 yards and 18 touchdowns.

He will add depth to a backfield that could be missing star back Le’Veon Bell for the first two games due to suspension.

In his last healthy season, Williams ran for 843 yards and three touchdowns in 15 games in 2013.

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2 Comments on "Steelers Officially Add RB DeAngelo Williams To Backfield"

  1. A good insurance pickup and a capable starter for the two games LeVeon Bell is suspended . All because Bell and Blount wanted to do their Doobie brothers impersonation .

  2. Berdj Joseph Rassam | March 14, 2015 at 1:10 am | Reply

    Williams had a bad season with the Panthers this past season, let’s see how well he does with the Steelers in the upcoming season.

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