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Free Agent RB DeAngelo Williams ‘Hopeful’ to Join Steelers Following Visit


Think the visit today that the Steelers have set up with free agent running back DeAngelo Williams is nothing but a smoke screen for him to get a better offer elsewhere?

Think again.

Williams appears serious about his interest in coming to the defending AFC North Champions, as Thursday night he put out a video and tweet basically saying he is hopeful to have a new team after his visit with the Steelers Friday.

The 31-year-old was released by the Panthers in a cost cutting move that saved the team about $2 million. While expected to be the backup for Le’Veon Bell should he sign, Williams has plenty of experience to be a feature back when called upon.

His best year came back in 2008 when he ran for 1515 yards and 18 touchdowns.

Matt Loede has been in the sports media for over 16 years, with experience covering the MLB, NBA, and NFL. On Sunday’s during football season, you can hear Matt on national networks like Fox Sports Radio, Associated Press, and others. Born and raised in Cleveland Ohio, Matt studies and talks football inside and out, and is anxious to share his thoughts and comments with readers on a daily basis.

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