Panthers placed RB DeAngelo Williams on injured reserve with a sprained left foot, ending his season.
Williams finishes with career lows across the board, even dating back to his days behind DeShaun Foster on the depth chart. The contract-year back presumably had a setback with his foot injury, which was only revealed to be a sprain. He was shut down with seven games left, so it's hard to imagine that the injury wasn't something more serious. Williams, 27, is no lock to return to penny-pinching Carolina in 2011. The Panthers don't figure to let him walk in free agency, but could franchise tag him and place him on the trade block to get something in return.