Panthers running back DeAngelo Williams says he's not "upset or aggravated or anything like that" about the Carolina Panthers allowing him to enter the final year of his contract without a lucrative extension despite two stellar seasons according to Charles Chandler of the Charlotte Observer.
"I'm in no shape, form or fashion upset with anybody because I haven't gotten a new deal," Williams said after a morning practice Tuesday, the second day of the Panthers' organized team activities. "I just know at the end of this fifth year, somebody's got to make some decisions."
Williams, a 2006 first-round draft pick, has rushed for 2,632 yards and scored 27 touchdowns the past two seasons, emerging as one of the NFL's elite running backs.
He is one of several young stars the Panthers have said they want to keep long-term - including linebackers Jon Beason and Thomas Davis, and center Ryan Kalil - but to whom they haven't given contract extensions.
Spoken like a true professional. The upside could be really high for Williams if he does not receive a contract extenstion. In other words, he's playing for money this season! That usually tends to motivate players!