CHARLOTTE (ESPN.com) - The Carolina Panthers and running back DeAngelo Williams have reached agreement on a five-year, $43 million deal that includes $21 million in guaranteed money, sources told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter Wednesday.
Only a day ago, the Panthers reached agreement with defensive end Charles Johnson on a six-year, $72 million deal that includes $30 million in guaranteed.
The Panthers, because of the agreed-to stipulations of the labor settlement, do not have to give a record deal to No. 1 overall pick Cam Newton.
Drafted 27th overall in the 2006 draft, the 28-year-old Williams holds the Panthers' franchise mark for career rushing yards (4,211) and rushing touchdowns (31).
In 2008, he led the NFL with 18 rushing touchdowns and 20 total scores. He made his only Pro Bowl appearance in 2009.