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Further tests have revealed that Williams suffered a small non-surgical fracture in his back and the wideout is now expected to miss two-to-three weeks, per Lindsey Thiry of ESPN.com.
Analysis: The Chargers had already downgraded Williams to out for Saturday night's playoff opener against the Jaguars, but it appears as though he'll miss time beyond this weekend. As a result, Joshua Palmer and DeAndre Carter are in line to see added wideout snaps for Los Angeles alongside Keenan Allen on Saturday, and likely beyond should the team advance past the wild-card round.
January 13, 2023 9:46 AM EST
Williams (back) has been ruled out for Saturday night's playoff game against the Jaguars.
Analysis: The report notes that the wideout, who was previously listed as questionable by the Chargers, will remain in Los Angeles to continue receiving treatment for his back injury. In Williams' looming absence, look for Joshua Palmer and DeAndre Carter to see added snaps in the team's postseason opener alongside Keenan Allen.
January 13, 2023 9:16 AM EST
McKitty finished the 2022-23 season catching 10 of his 18 targets for 72 yards.
Analysis: McKitty failed to surpass 100 yards on the season despite playing in every game, and was outgained on the season by Donald Parham who only played in six games. While McKitty has primarily been used as a run blocker, he has still failed to live up to his status as a third-round pick. Don't expect McKitty to be involved more as a pass catcher unless the Chargers opt not to bring back Parham, who is a restricted free agent.
January 12, 2023 4:23 PM EST
Williams (back) is listed as questionable for Saturday's playoff opener against the Jaguars.
Analysis: Though Williams didn't practice again Thursday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network relays that the Chargers plan to give the wideout up to game-time before a determination is made on his availability for Saturday night's 8:15 ET kickoff. If Williams ends up out or limited versus Jacksonville, however, Joshua Palmer and DeAndre Carter would be candidates to see added snaps alongside Keenan Allen.
January 12, 2023 1:25 PM EST
Williams (back) wasn't spotted during the initial portion of Thursday's practice, Lindsey Thiry of ESPN.com reports.
Analysis: Williams logged 'DNP' listings both Tuesday and Wednesday, and the wideout's absence from the early stages of Thursday's session suggest that he's no lock to be available for Saturday's playoff opener against the Jaguars. The Chargers' upcoming injury report is in line to add further context to Williams' status for the contest.
January 12, 2023 12:16 PM EST