The Carolina Panthers have declared that it isn't their main concern whether or not their superior backfield tandem remains intact and their all-time leading rusher signs with another team.
Instead of placing the franchise tag on their former Pro Bowler back, DeAngelo Williams, which would allow them to give him a top contract and disallow negotiations with other teams, they've decided to let him test the free agent market.
There are many teams desperate for a running game, and Williams will be the best back available. He was injured for most of the 2010 season, but in 2008 and 2009 he combined for nearly 2,600 yards and 25 TDs on the ground.
If he stays healthy, DeAngelo Williams speed and agility will provide an instant spark for whichever team decides to add him to their offense.