The Panthers want to keep their highly-paid, backfield tandem intact.
Despite being about $10 million over the projected $122 million salary cap, the Panthers hope to keep both running backs DeAngelo Williams and Jonathan Stewart, according to a league source with knowledge of the situation.
Williams, 29, is due to make $5 million this year and a has a cap figure of $8.2 million.
The team believes it can retain Williams at his current numbers. But a restructuring is possible depending on the team's other moves prior to the March 12 start of the league year, the source said.
This is bad news for the fantasy community, as a potential Williams departure might free up both Williams and Stewart as possible fantasy RB2s. But if they are both in Carolina to start the 2013 season, it will be difficult to draft either player before the 5th round.