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Free agent RB Williams rules out four teams

Sports Xchange

July 12, 2017 at 4:33 pm.

Sep 12, 2016; Landover, MD, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers running back DeAngelo Williams (34) rushes for a touchdown against the Washington Redskins during the second half at FedEx Field. Photo Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports

Sep 12, 2016; Landover, MD, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers running back DeAngelo Williams (34) rushes for a touchdown against the Washington Redskins during the second half at FedEx Field. Photo Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports

DeAngelo Williams is hoping to latch on to a team for the upcoming 2017 season, although the free-agent running back dismissed four clubs right out of the chute — including a familiar one.

Williams told ESPN’s Adam Schefter in his “Know Them From Adam” podcast that he’d rather not play for the Cleveland Browns, Jacksonville Jaguars and Dallas Cowboys as well as his initial NFL team, the Carolina Panthers.

The 34-year-old’s reasons for crossing off the Browns and Jaguars deal with the respective clubs’ struggling ways, saying the former doesn’t “have a history of winning.” As for the latter, Williams admitted that he couldn’t “think of anything positive about that organization outside of the fact that they have pools in the stadium.”

Williams has issue with the Cowboys after growing up as a San Francisco 49ers fan and his reason for dismissing the Panthers is far more personal than that.

“I had no problems with getting fired, but there are things that went on there that I didn’t like — and I still don’t like to this day,” said Williams, who rushed for 46 touchdowns during his nine seasons with Carolina.

“… There’s no point in me going back there. You’re an ex for a reason, right? You don’t go back to exes, and that’s just where I’m at there.”

Williams is open to returning to the team with which he spent the last two seasons — the Pittsburgh Steelers. Pittsburgh drafted third-rounder James Conner and signed veteran Knile Davis for tailback depth.