Proper sort out Daryl Williams is re-signing with the Carolina Panthers on a one-year deal value as much as $6 million, a supply tells ESPN’s Adam Schefter. This can be a prove-it 12 months for Williams after an injury-plagued 2018 season.
Williams, 26, was in line for an enormous contract after a 2017 season through which he began 16 video games for the Panthers at proper sort out. Professional Soccer Focus gave the 2015 fourth-round choose (102nd general) out of Oklahoma a grade of 78.zero that ranked third amongst proper tackles within the NFL.
There was hypothesis that the Panthers would give the 6-foot-Three, 330-pound sort out an extension earlier than the 2018 season. However Williams was carted off the sphere early in coaching camp with a dislocated proper kneecap and torn MCL. He returned to start out the opener in opposition to Dallas, then suffered one other knee harm that required surgical procedure and landed Williams on injured reserve.
Williams mentioned after the season that the rehab on the knee was going nicely and he hoped to return to Carolina, however “on the finish of the day, I’ve received to do what’s finest for me and my household.”
ESPN’s David Newton contributed to this report.