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November 01, 2012

Panthers make no moves as trade deadline passes

There was some talk of potential trades, but as the 4 p.m. trade deadline came and went, it was much ado about nothing.

The Carolina Panthers made no moves Thursday, and running back DeAngelo Williams remains a Panther after a least one team inquired about him in the past week.


Head coach Ron Rivera said all week he didn't anticipate any moves would be made.

"I didn’t just because that seems to be the nature of the league right now," he said. "You didn’t hear a lot about it. Were there any moves? That’s why I was surprised that so much was being made about it because typically if it’s going to happen it would have happened at the beginning of the week anyway."

--Jonathan Jones

Posted by Observer Sports on November 1, 2012 at 04:26 PM | Permalink


Same old same old. We now will have to cut both he and Smitty in the offseason without any compensation. The Big Rat keeps smiling. BTW, the bills for next years season tickets are being printed today...

Posted by: Poppin | Nov 1, 2012 4:45:53 PM

So much for picking up Williams on the waiver wire hoping he would go to a team that would play him this year.

Posted by: I'm Right | Nov 1, 2012 4:48:50 PM

What are you guys talking about?? Why would you want these guys traded? Smitty is half of our offense. Without him, Cam wouldn't even have a chance to blow the game. As for Williams, what do you think we would get? It's a loaded contract, for an underperforming running back. The organization doesn't need any more 7th round picks.

Posted by: D-Wil | Nov 1, 2012 5:03:23 PM

I was hoping that Williams would go to a team that actually has an O-line. Looks like he will waste away on our bench while the fickle fans revise history and pretend he only had one good year.

Posted by: Reed | Nov 1, 2012 5:16:40 PM

I think one of our overpaid running backs could have gone for a good offensive lineman, but hey thats just me.

Posted by: Enduro | Nov 1, 2012 5:58:03 PM

Whew! Thank goodness we didnt do anything today! We dont want to make it seem as if we want to do anything to improve this team and ruin a 4 year downward spiral after all!

Posted by: manu4t | Nov 1, 2012 6:18:24 PM

So... we had a chance to stockpile some draft picks for April's draft for the new GM and shed some much needed cap room... whiff again. Wow! Just wow!

Posted by: PantherCane | Nov 1, 2012 6:22:32 PM

well that's good news. I mean, why tinker with a perpetually crappy thing? KEEP LIVIN THE DREAM BOYS!!!!

Posted by: Man Up | Nov 1, 2012 7:07:00 PM

Poppin . . . lotta hate in those comments

Posted by: Tim | Nov 1, 2012 10:12:52 PM

Yall understand nothing and your patience is worst than a child! You can not just microwave a good team! The panthers will this season!!! Then you all will hurt yourself getting on the bandwagon!!1

Posted by: lee | Nov 1, 2012 11:59:36 PM

This should be a good Sunday, a game everyone would like to see. I know we got this one in the bag. Eventhough we still have DWill. Look like the whole Panther team is on the sideline with some type of injury, soooooo, we have to show them who is in charge. This is going to be a day for Cam and Steve to shine. They seem to be the whole team anyway when Stewart and LaFell is not in the game. GO PANTHERS!!!

Posted by: Brenda Leigh | Nov 2, 2012 6:31:16 PM

Sure hope our DEFENSE show up this Sunday. I think maybe Cam may have some protection, seem as though our OFFENS be slacking there also. Still we need to keep our heads high, it is our team. Other teams some time in the past have had bad years just like us.

Posted by: Brenda Leigh | Nov 2, 2012 6:37:30 PM

GO REDSKINS!!! Make Crybaby Cam wish he was home with his mommy!!

Posted by: DreadfulPanthers | Nov 3, 2012 6:18:45 AM

talking about trading or cutting the #28 soon to be #27 alltime receiver yardage wise is pretty blasphemous.

dude is probably going to be the franchise's first hall of famer and you guys want to get rid of him. like he's been the problem.

williams just needs the ball. yards per carry are pretty skewed when you are a big play running back not getting enough opps to make big plays. if all you get are the 3 yard runs and none of the 30 yard runs.....his average isn't going to reach 5.5.

even after the disaster start to this year he STILL has a career 5.0 average. he's the franchise all time leading rusher, and dude is healthy. why trade him? just give him the effing ball.

john fox would have this team 4-3 AT LEAST.

Posted by: charlottean | Nov 3, 2012 4:19:49 PM

^This is one of the main reasons why the Panthers will never go anywhere. All these "fans" seem to have feelings for certain players and are blind to the obvious that they are getting older, a shell of what they use to be. Stop living in the past. Stop keeping old, over priced players on the team because you like them and they use to be good. Until they can move and get this mentality out, they will continue to be mediocre or worse.

Posted by: defensewinsgames | Nov 4, 2012 5:36:53 AM

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