Panthers interim GM Brandon Beane mentioned that they are “not trading anyone,” per Steve Reed.
So far, trade rumors are nonexistent even though we’re less than an hour away from the trade deadline. We’ll have more updates as soon as the news is available.
Williams’ salary is prohibitive, so that has likely impacted the level of interest. There’s still five hours to go, so things can always change.
Gantt adds that “several teams” have already been in contact with the Panthers regarding Williams and the interest among these teams is “serious.”
Williams contract seems like an impeding factor, but according to Gantt’s sources, the Panthers are “absolutely” prepared to take cap hit as long as it’s the right deal.
Gantt also mentions that it “seems apparent” Williams not be back with the Panthers next season, even if he’s not traded in the next 24 hours.
We’ll have more updates on this topic as the news becomes available.