Data as of January 13, 2023.
|2||Away||Green Bay Packers|
|4||Home||New Orleans Saints|
|14||Home||Green Bay Packers|
|16||Home||Tampa Bay Buccaneers|
Williams played 14 of the Lions' 60 snaps on offense and failed to reel in his lone target in Sunday's 20-16 win over the Packers.
Analysis: Though he went without any official receptions in the regular-season finale, Williams provided a glimpse of his vast potential on what would have been a 66-yard touchdown reception in the second quarter that was ultimately wiped out by a holding penalty. On the play in question, Williams found an opening in the defense behind Packers safety Darnell Savage, then jetted past Green Bay safety Adrian Amos on his way to what would have been his second career touchdown and third 40-plus-yard play. After the rookie first-round pick was cleared to make his season debut Week 13 upon completing his recovery from an ACL tear suffered this past January, Williams played less than a quarter of the snaps on offense in each of his six appearances while hauling in just one of his nine targets. Despite Williams' light use coming off the knee injury, general manager Brad Holmes said Tuesday that he maintains high expectations for the No. 12 overall pick of the 2022 NFL Draft heading into Year 2, per John Maakaron of SI.com. However, with Amon-Ra St. Brown, Josh Reynolds and Kalif Raymond all under contract for 2023 and with DJ Chark expected to work toward a new deal with Detroit, Williams will likely have to work his way up the depth chart in OTAs and training camp in order to claim a top-three role at receiver entering his second season.
January 12, 2023 10:08 AM EST
The Steelers signed Huntley to a reserve/future contract Tuesday, Teresa Varley of the team's official site reports.
Analysis: Huntley spent the preseason with Philadelphia before being waived as part of the team's final roster cuts in late August. The third-year running back then spent time on and off the Steelers' practice squad before finishing the season on this taxi squad. In six career games, Huntley has recorded 18 carries for 70 yards, and he'll now look to carve out a role on the active roster heading into the 2023 campaign.
January 10, 2023 7:20 PM EST
Prater did not attempt a field goal and missed one of two extra-point tries in Sunday's 38-13 loss to the 49ers.
Analysis: Prater's missed PAT was his only this season. The veteran also made 22 of his 25 field-goal attempts, proving fairly accurate despite a struggling Arizona offense limiting his opportunities. In missing four games due to a hip injury as well, Prater's 83 total points ranked 30th among kickers league-wide. The 38-year-old is now slated to become an unrestricted free agent this offseason.
January 10, 2023 5:37 PM EST
Stafford (neck) said Monday that he expects to avoid surgery to address his spinal cord contusion and plans to be a full participant for OTAs in April, Cameron DaSilva of USA Today reports. "I had obviously the thumb a couple years ago, and then elbow stuff that I wasn't able to really participate in a whole lot of stuff when it comes to throwing the football for a long time," Stafford said. "So to be able to do that at a way more regular pace, which is exciting for me as a player, that's what I want to do. I want to be out there, I want to be able to throw and be a part of the team."
Analysis: After guiding the Rams to a Super Bowl title in his first season with the team in 2021, Stafford didn't throw in offseason workouts last spring while he battled elbow tendinitis. Even though he concluded the 2022 campaign on injured reserve, Stafford looks like he'll enter the Rams' offseason program more healthy than he was at the same point a year ago. Having received assurances from doctors that he won't require a potentially career-threatening surgery for his spinal cord, the 34-year-old Stafford has dismissed the possibility of retirement and also noted Monday that he remains committed to the Rams in spite of the uncertainty of whether head coach Sean McVay will stick with the organization in 2023.
January 10, 2023 2:56 PM EST
Parham caught 10 of his 12 targets for 130 yards and touchdown during the 2022-23 season.
Analysis: Parham appeared in just six games as he battled various injuries throughout the season. Despite the limited playing time, Parham was still the most productive tight end on the roster aside from Gerald Everett. A restricted free agent this offseason, it'll be interesting to see if the big-bodied target will be brought back.
January 10, 2023 10:53 AM EST