Recommendation: Players tweak their deals fairly often, but in the case of Williams, it is notable since there had been whispers that his previous contract could lead to the Panthers potentially dangling him in trade talks. His restructuring frees up $3.2 million in salary cap space this year, while also lowering his future cap hits. In any case, the move ensures that Williams will stick around in Carolina to share the team's backfield with Jonathan Stewart and fullback Mike Tolbert.
Advice: The person spoke to The Associated Press Tuesday on condition of anonymity because the move has not been publically announced. Yahoo.com first reported the new deal Tuesday. The new contract saves Carolina $3.2 million under the NFL salary cap in both 2013 and 2014, and $3.867 million in 2015. Two years were added on to the deal, but it's designed to expire after the 2015 season.