The Carolina Panthers have re-signed right tackle Daryl Williams to a one-year, $7 million deal. Williams is coming off a year where he missed 15 games after hurting his knee in the season opener against the Dallas Cowboys. Williams is likely to test free agency after proving himself healthy with the Panthers this upcoming season.
The NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported on the signing before it became official via Twitter.
The #Panthers are re-signing RT Daryl Williams to a 1-year deal worth $7M, source said. He gets another year to prove it, then hits the market again next offseason.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 13, 2019
The Carolina Panthers announced the signing after the beginning of the new league year when it became official.
— Carolina Panthers (@Panthers) March 14, 2019
The Carolina Panther will start the new season without quarterback Cam Newton. Newton may miss the 2019 season entirely with a shoulder injury. With no clear replacement for the injured quarterback, the addition of Williams will bring some stability to the offense. Williams was set to sign a big deal after the final year of his rookie contract before he got hurt. This one-year deal will allow the tackle to prove he can get back to form even if who he will be blocking for is still in question.