Kansas City cut Williams from injured reserve with an injury settlement Thursday, independent NFL journalist Aaron Wilson reports.
Analysis: Williams dealt with a groin injury early in camp but was healthy for the preseason opener against the 49ers. It is unclear if the groin issue is the reason for his latest trip to injured reserve. The 26-year-old is now free to sign with another team during the 2021 campaign. He has played in just one game since 2018, when he caught 17 passes for 171 yards and one touchdown across 10 contests for the Cardinals.
Aug 26, 2021 5:07 PM EST
Williams (undisclosed) was placed on injured reserve Tuesday, per the NFL's official transaction log.
Analysis: The team initially reported Tuesday that Williams had been released, but the league transaction log shows he was actually placed on injured reserve with an unspecified issue.
Aug 17, 2021 10:47 PM EST
Williams was waived by the Chiefs on Tuesday, NFL reporter Aaron Wilson reports.
Analysis: Williams dealt with a groin injury early in camp but was healthy for the preseason opener, catching one of two targets for three yards. The 26-year-old has appeared in only one game since 2018 when he caught 17 passes for 171 yards and a touchdown in 10 contests for Arizona.
Aug 17, 2021 2:48 PM EST
Williams (groin) picked up an injury during Monday's practice, Nate Taylor of The Athletic reports.
Analysis: Williams, who spent time on the Chiefs' practice squad last season, is currently competing to earn a reserve role. Any time spent on the sideline could decrease his chances of sticking on the roster.
Aug 2, 2021 12:03 PM EST
The Chiefs signed Williams to a reserve/future contract Thursday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Analysis: Williams spent time on the Chiefs' practice squad in 2020, and he'll get an opportunity to continue his development with the team during the offseason. The wideout's most recent game-action came in 2019 with the Colts, when he failed to secure his only target in one appearance.
Jan 14, 2021 3:29 PM EST
Williams was released from the Chiefs' practice squad Tuesday, Aaron Wilson of The Houston Chronicle reports.
Analysis: Williams spent less than a week in Kansas City, his second stint with the team this season. The 26-year-old has yet to be activated for a game this season.
Dec 22, 2020 8:49 PM EST
Williams signed with the Chiefs' practice squad Friday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Analysis: Williams was cut from the Chiefs' practice squad Nov. 19. He'll get another shot with the team, adding depth at wide receiver as the team looks to defend its title.
Dec 18, 2020 3:10 PM EST
The Chiefs cut Williams from the practice squad Thursday, per the NFL's official communications report.
Analysis: Williams has yet to appear in any games this season, and he'll now need to search for an opportunity on another organization's practice squad. He spent time in Indianapolis earlier this year.
Nov 19, 2020 4:43 PM EST
The Colts signed Williams (undisclosed) to their practice squad Wednesday, Charles Goldman of USA Today reports.
Analysis: Williams was let go by the Colts on Sept. 2 with an injury settlement, but he's now returned to the team now that he's back healthy. The Grambling State product appeared in one game with the Colts last season, failing to haul in his only target.
Sep 30, 2020 4:26 PM EST
Williams (undisclosed) was released by the Colts with an injury settlement on Wednesday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Analysis: Williams went unclaimed off waivers after he was waived/injured by the Colts, and as evidenced by this news, he'll be free to sign with any team. The 2017 third-round pick appeared in one game with the Colts last season, failing to haul in his only target.
Sep 2, 2020 5:51 PM EST
Williams went unclaimed on waivers Tuesday and reverted to the Colts' injured reserve, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Analysis: Williams is set to spent the entire 2020 campaign on IR unless he reaches an injury settlement. He appeared in one game with the Colts last season, during which he failed to secure his only target.
Aug 25, 2020 6:00 PM EST
Williams (undisclosed) was waived/injured by Indianapolis on Monday, George Bremer of The Anderson Herald Bulletin reports.
Analysis: It's unclear what sort of injury Williams is dealing with but it's serious enough to be let go from the team. If Williams clears waivers, he'll revert back to the team's injured reserve list.
Aug 24, 2020 4:36 PM EST
Williams didn't catch his only target in 2019.
Analysis: Williams was brought up from the practice squad due to a plethora of wideout injuries, but he only played six offensive snaps. The 25-year-old is under contract for the 2020 season with no guaranteed money, and he'll face steep competition to make the final roster.
Jan 28, 2020 1:25 PM EST
The Colts have promoted Williams to their active roster, Kevin Bowen of 107.5 The Fan Indianapolis reports.
Analysis: Williams, who had been on the Colts' practice squad, will provide the team with added wideout depth, with Chester Rogers having landed on IR with a knee injury and both T.Y. Hilton (calf) and Parris Campbell (hand) banged up heading into Week 14.
Dec 3, 2019 8:01 AM EST
Williams signed with the Colts' practice squad on Monday.
Analysis: Williams spent his offseason with the Cardinals before being released as part of the final roster cut. He had appeared in 16 games with the Cardinals before that, recording 20 catches for 202 yards and a touchdown.
Sep 5, 2019 1:50 PM EST
The Cardinals released Williams on Friday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Analysis: The 2017 third-round pick hauled in 17 catches for 171 yards and one touchdown in 10 games last season, but failed to make the roster with a crowded receiver room. Williams could bring NFL experience and depth to another team this season.
Aug 31, 2019 7:28 AM EST
Williams (undisclosed) caught his lone target for six yards in Thursday's preseason game against the Raiders.
Analysis: Williams was sidelined with a lower body, soft-tissue injury earlier in camp, but the fact he was on the field Thursday indicates he's recovered from the issue. The 24-year-old had 17 catches for 171 yards and one touchdown in 10 games last season, but he may have a tough time cracking the 53-man roster for 2019 following the additions of Andy Isabella, Hakeem Butler and KeeSean Johnson in April's draft.
Aug 16, 2019 7:32 AM EST
Williams (undisclosed) returned to practice Monday, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.
Analysis: Williams has been sidelined for the better part of a week with an injury that coach Kliff Kingsbury described as a "lower [body] soft-tissue" injury. Such issues are commonplace for players ramping up their activity in the early days of training camp, but it hit Williams at an inopportune time. With the addition of rookie wide receivers Andy Isabella (knee), Hakeem Butler and KeeSean Johnson in the offseason, Williams' battle for a roster spot already was in serious jeopardy. Then, on the day Williams returned to drills in some capacity, the Cardinals signed veteran outside receiver Michael Crabtree. Williams has his work cut out for him as August proceeds, but first he'll have to get past his current injury to be cleared for preseason action.
Aug 5, 2019 7:32 PM EST
Coach Kliff Kingsbury said Williams hasn't practice in training camp due to a "lower [body] soft tissue" injury, Josh Weinfuss of ESPN.com reports.
Analysis: Williams is already on the outside looking in for a roster spot in a crowded receiving corps, so he isn't helping the new coaching staff get a sense of his ability. Two seasons of intermittent tape also don't help, as the 2017 third-round pick has managed just 20 catches (on 53 targets) for 202 yards and one touchdown in 16 appearances. While the Cardinals may keep seven wideouts on the final 53-man roster, Williams likely is fighting for the very last one with Kevin White, Damiere Byrd and Pharoh Cooper.
Jul 31, 2019 11:20 AM EST
Williams is hoping to impress a new coaching staff, but he'll have competition from free-agent signing Kevin White and rookies Andy Isabella, Hakeem Butler and KeeSean Johnson, Kevin Zimmerman of 98.7 FM Arizona Sports reports.
Analysis: A 2017 third-round pick, Williams has caught just 20 of 52 targets for 202 yards and a touchdown in 16 career games. Coach Kliff Kingsbury is known for an offense that places a heavy burden on the wide receivers, but even so, it isn't clear where Williams fits in. The 24-year-old needs to make a strong impression during training camp and preseason just to keep his spot on the roster.
Jun 28, 2019 7:31 AM EST
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