Javon Wims

Arizona Cardinals
Wide Receiver #6
Arizona Cardinals
Wide Receiver #6

Javon Wims News

Moves back down to practice squad

Wims reverted to the Cardinals' practice squad Monday, per the NFL's transaction log.

Analysis: Wims was promoted to the active roster for the first time this season during Sunday's 19-9 loss to the Seahawks. However, 28-year-old was never targeted while playing five of Arizona's 71 offensive snaps. Wims will now be eligible for two more elevations while on the Cardinals' practice squad this season.

Oct 17, 2022 7:10 PM EST


Suiting up at Seattle

Arizona elevated Wims from the practice squad to its active roster Saturday ahead of Sunday's game at the Seahawks.

Analysis: Wims will make his 2022 debut in Week 6 with Antoine Wesley (quadriceps) now on the injured reserve list. The Georgia product is another big-bodied receiver who can mimic some of the same offensive functions as Wesley.

Oct 15, 2022 5:46 PM EST



Heads to Arizona

Wims signed with the Cardinals' practice squad Thursday, Darren Urban of the team's official site reports.

Analysis: Wims will join Arizona's practice squad after the team also released fellow wideout JaVonta Payton on Thursday. The 28-year-old hauled in 28 of his 56 targets for 266 yards and two scores over 33 regular-season games with Chicago from 2018 to 2020, and he will likely serve as a potential gameday elevation for the Cardinals moving forward this season.

Sep 15, 2022 3:02 PM EST


Released by Cleveland

The Browns released Wims on Monday.

Analysis: Wims garnered team highs in targets (nine), receptions (four) and receiving yards (41) during Saturday's preseason finale against the Bears, but he finds himself among the first wave of cuts ahead of Tuesday's 53-man roster deadline. The 2018 seventh-round pick hasn't appeared in an NFL regular season game since 2020, when he caught six of 12 targets for 48 yards and a score across 13 games with the Bears.

Aug 29, 2022 9:55 AM EST


Activated off NFI list

Wims (undisclosed) was removed from the active/non-football illness list Saturday, Zac Jackson of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Though it's unclear what illness Wims was dealing with, it seems to have been of little concern as he's expected to resume practicing again soon. The 6-foot-4 receiver spent all of last season on the Raiders' practice squad, but hopes to participate in more in-game action this year with Cleveland. Wims is now playing for his third NFL team since he was drafted in 2018, and will battle with Ja'Marcus Bradley, Michael Woods (knee) and Mike Harley for a roster spot.

Aug 6, 2022 11:06 AM EST



Moves to NFI list

Cleveland placed Wims (undisclosed) on the NFI list Tuesday, Aaron Wilson of ProFootballNetwork.com reports.

Analysis: It's unclear what Wims' injury is or when he might be expected to return. He hasn't seen game action since 2020, so if he makes it back before Week 1 he'll have to compete to make the roster even in a seemingly thin Browns wide receiver room.

Jul 26, 2022 1:15 PM EST


Joins Browns

Wims signed a contract with the Browns on Monday, Chad Krispinsky of WKBN reports.

Analysis: Wims hasn't seen action on gameday since 2020 with the Bears, after spending the majority of last season on the Raiders practice squad. The 2018 seventh-round selection appeared in 33 games, recording 28 catches on 56 targets for 266 yards and two touchdowns during his three seasons with Chicago.

Apr 20, 2022 1:55 PM EST


Let go by Raiders

Wims was released by the Raiders on Friday.

Analysis: Wims landed a reserve/future contract with the Raiders in mid-January, but he'll now need to seek out another opportunity. The 27-year-old hasn't made a regular-season appearance since 2020, when he secured six of 12 targets for 48 yards and a touchdown while appearing in 13 games with Chicago.

Mar 25, 2022 4:59 PM EST


Signs new contract with Raiders

The Raiders signed Wims to a reserve/future contract Wednesday.

Analysis: Wims spent the 2021 season as a member of the Raiders' practice squad while failing to be active for any contests before being cut Tuesday. The wide receiver will now return to Las Vegas for the 2022 campaign and have another opportunity to contribute to the team's offensive gameplan.

Jan 19, 2022 2:57 PM EST


Cut from Raiders' practice squad

Wims was cut from the Raiders' practice squad Tuesday.

Analysis: The wide receiver joined the team's practice squad in September, failing to crack the active roster at any point before being let go Tuesday. Wims last appeared in the NFL in 2020, catching six passes for 48 yards and a touchdown over 13 games with the Bears.

Jan 11, 2022 3:11 PM EST


Joins Vegas practice squad

Wims has signed a deal to join the Raiders' practice squad.

Analysis: Wims spent most of his training camp with the Bears before getting waived with an oblique injury. The receiver went unclaimed on waivers and has since joined up with Las Vegas' practice squad. Expect Wims to get activated to the Raiders' active roster only if they lose substantial depth.

Sep 29, 2021 6:48 PM EST


Wasn't claimed on waivers

Wims went unclaimed off waivers Friday, independent NFL journalist Aaron Wilson reports.

Analysis: Wims had been dealing with an oblique injury during training camp, but he was not designated with an injury as he was waived. The 2018 seventh-round pick is probably best known for throwing punches at Saints cornerback C.J. Gardner-Johnson in the middle of a game, which led to a two-game suspension. His future in the NFL is uncertain.

Aug 28, 2021 10:13 AM EST


Waived by Bears

The Bears waived Wims (oblique) on Thursday.

Analysis: The 2018 seventh-round pick spent three-plus years with the team that drafted him, catching 28 passes for 266 yards and two touchdowns in 33 regular-season games. At this point, Wims is probably best known for throwing punches at Saints cornerback C.J. Gardner-Johnson in the middle of a game, which led to a two-game suspension.

Aug 26, 2021 8:37 AM EST


Dealing with oblique injury

Wims will not practice Monday due to an oblique strain, Dan Wiederer of the Chicago Tribune reports.

Analysis: Wims was facing tough competition for a roster spot even before Chicago's recent signing of Isaiah Coulter, and with roster cuts right around the corner, the timing of his oblique injury couldn't be much worse. Last season Wims appeared in 13 games for the Bears, and he hauled in six of 12 targets for 48 yards and one touchdown.

Aug 23, 2021 8:43 AM EST


No lock to make team

Wims is in a camp battle with Riley Ridley Rodney Adams and Chris Lacy for a roster spot, Adam Jahns of The Athletic reports.

Analysis: Wims played just 17 snaps in the season opener and was targeted once, resulting in an incomplete pass, and he also was flagged for a false start penalty on a third-down play. During his three years with the Bears, he's had opportunities to be in the starting lineup, but he hasn't posted more than 186 yards and one touchdown in a season. To make the team, he'll likely need to show well on special teams, and if he makes the squad, he's unlikely to be higher than fifth on the team's depth chart at wide receiver.

Aug 16, 2021 11:04 AM EST


Injured in practice Saturday

Wims left Saturday's practice early due to an undisclosed injury, Jeff Dickerson of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: The nature and severity of Wims' injury remain unknown at this point, but Wims will want to heal up quickly since he's likely to be near the roster bubble. Further updates on the wide receiver's status should surface before to Chicago's Aug. 14 preseason opener.

Jul 31, 2021 12:30 PM EST


Targeted twice in defeat

Wims failed to record a reception in Chicago's 35-16 loss to the Packers on Sunday.

Analysis: Wims played in 12 games, but caught just six passes for 48 yards and a touchdown on the season. After the Bears complete their playoff run, he'll enter the last year of his rookie deal, and it's likely that he'll be competing for a roster spot in training camp.

Jan 3, 2021 6:31 PM EST


Posts 13 yards

Wims caught one pass for 13 yards in Chicago's 34-30 loss to the Lions on Sunday.

Analysis: Wims has now caught six passes for 48 yards and a touchdown in nine games this season and won't likely see an increased workload during the fantasy playoffs.

Dec 6, 2020 2:46 PM EST


Back from extended absence

Wims is officially active for Sunday's game against the Lions, Jason Lieser of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

Analysis: Wims has not seen the field since Week 8, as he was handed a two-game suspension for fighting and a one-game benching by coach Matt Nagy after his altercation with C.J. Gardner-Johnson in the game. Wims has recorded five receptions for 35 yards and a touchdown this season, as he's expected to be a depth option at receiver behind Allen Robinson, Darnell Mooney and Anthony Miller for Sunday's contest.

Dec 6, 2020 8:56 AM EST


Moves to exempt list

Wims completed his two-game suspension and was moved to the reserve/commissioner's exempt list Tuesday, Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune reports.

Analysis: The 26-year-old is now cleared to rejoin the Bears' active roster, but the team received a roster exemption and has until Thursday to decide whether to clear roster space or cut him. Wims has five receptions for 35 yards and one touchdown in eight games this season.

Nov 17, 2020 3:23 PM EST


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