Not a shock, but DeAngelo Williams was rumored to be on the way out the door. Likely, in the end his contract was too much to take on and he stayed with the Panthers. Steve Smith also gained some interest from some contenders, but Carolina never intended to deal their star receiver. The NFL trade deadline never lives up to the hype, even when it was pushed back to week 8. The offseason may have some major changes in line for the Panthers, but we will have to wait until then to see what the new regime has in mind.