The Panthers have placed halfback DeAngelo Williams on injured reserve with a strained arch. Williams would reportedly have been able to come back in two to three weeks, but head coach John Fox said that the Panthers "...needed the roster spot." View Full Article Comments 18 comments, Last at 19 Nov 2010, 10:39pm 1 Re: DeAngelo Williams To IR Hahahah WHAT? Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't Deangelo the best player on their team other than maybe Steve Smith? Don't you keep a roster spot open for a guy like that? Call me crazy, but I'm just sayin. 11 Re: DeAngelo Williams To IR Why have him play hurt and risk a more serious injury at this point? 12 Re: DeAngelo Williams To IR I don't think you understand this concept, because your comment doesn't make any sense. If a player gets hurt and won't recover in time to play again this season, he goes on IR. It doesn't matter if it's a backup special teamer or a star running back. 13 Re: DeAngelo Williams To IR You need to read the short blurb below the title 17 Re: DeAngelo Williams To IR Yeah, this is clearly much stranger a decision than "the guy is hurt." Combine it with the St. Pierre-ification of the offense and what the hell is going on with this team? 18 Re: DeAngelo Williams To IR Playing for draft position? 2 Re: DeAngelo Williams To IR If it weren't for the fact that Fox was a lame duck, I would say that the Panthers have offically given up on this season (hence putting Williams on ice to prevent risk of further injury), and were starting auditions for next. 3 Re: DeAngelo Williams To IR That's pretty funny. I guess they're that one roster spot away from being a contender. 4 Re: DeAngelo Williams To IR ...if only they could get that special teamer in a uniform. 5 Re: DeAngelo Williams To IR They are keeping him fresh for his new team in 2011. 6 Re: DeAngelo Williams To IR Oh no, now the season is lost. /sarcasm 7 Re: DeAngelo Williams To IR As someone who drafted D Williams in the late 2nd rd this year (as my RB1), after having drafted Matt Forte as the 3rd pick in the draft last year, armageddon simply can't come quickly enough for my taste. 16 Re: DeAngelo Williams To IR I drafted Williams in the 5th round. I don't know how he lasted that long, and neither did everyone else who got grudgingly called it a great pick. Yeah, not so much. 8 Re: DeAngelo Williams To IR It's a disgrace that the Carolina Boobies have put Booby Williams on the Booby Reserve. Boobies, boobies. Big boobies. (Who are the ad wizards that came up with that one?) 9 Re: DeAngelo Williams To IR Sigh. 10 Re: DeAngelo Williams To IR Sigh. 14 Re: DeAngelo Williams To IR Most appropriate accidental double post ever. As far as I'm concerned, you are entitled to as many sighs as you like. 15 Re: DeAngelo Williams To IR I understand the football decision that there is no need to risk bringing him back for this squad. However, Fischer's quote of need for the roster spot is just bizarre.