Dec 15, 2013; Charlotte, NC, USA; New York Jets punter Ryan Quigley (1) has his punt blocked by Carolina Panthers linebacker Jason Williams (54) in the fourth quarter at Bank of America Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

2014 NFL Free Agency: Carolina Panthers re-sign Jason Williams


Last week, it was the fans of a perceived contender, the New England Patriots, that were making doomsday proclamations, but after signing cornerbacks Darrelle Revis and Brandon Browner and re-signing wide receiver Juilian Edelman, their fans are quite pleased.

Now, it is the Carolina Panthers, who lost wide receiver Brandon LaFell to the Patriots, that’s fans are claiming the sky is falling.

The team has lost it’s top three wide receivers and have been extremely quiet in free agency.

On Monday, the Panthers made a move, albeit a very quiet one, re-signing linebacker Jason Williams, according to

Williams, who became an unrestricted free agent on March 12, made one of the most significant special teams plays during the Panthers’ special 2013 season. In a Week 15 game against the New York Jets, with Carolina clinging to a 16-13 lead, Williams broke through the middle of the Jets line and blocked a punt, setting the Panthers up 14 yards short of a touchdown that sparked a crucial 30-20 victory.

Williams was originally a third round pick of the Dallas Cowboys in 2009, but last just two seasons before joining the Panthers. He was signed by the Eagles in 2012, but was quickly released and claimed by the Panthers.

He made four tackles for the Panthers last season.

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