The Pittsburgh Steelers signed veteran running back DeAngelo Williams to a two-year contract worth $4 million, the team announced today.
Williams, 32, is the Carolina Panthers all-time leader in rushing attempts (1,432), rushing yards (6,846), rushing touchdowns (46) and 100-yard rushing games (18). He was originally drafted by the Panthers in the first round (27th overall) of the 2006 NFL Draft.
Last season Williams rushed for just 219 yards in six games, receiving 63 carries. He’s a player who looked spent last season and on the downside of his career, but the Steelers feel he is starter capable in spot duty (Le’Veon Bell Suspension) and the Steelers have come away from meeting with Williams that he will embrace a backup role, something LeGarrette Blount didn’t.