Javon Wims

Cleveland Browns
Wide Receiver #6
Cleveland Browns
Wide Receiver #6

Javon Wims News

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


Two-game ban upheld

Wims will begin serving a two-game suspension Wednesday after NFL appeals officer James Thrash upheld the receiver's ban, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: The wideout will sit out the Bears' Week 9 matchup with the Titans and Week 10 matchup with the Vikings after he was ejected in Sunday's 26-23 overtime loss to the Saints for punching New Orleans' C.J. Gardner-Johnson. With Wims serving his suspension and with Ted Ginn being released earlier Wednesday, Chicago currently has Allen Robinson, Darnell Mooney, Anthony Miller and Riley Ridley as the available receivers on its 53-man roster.

Nov 4, 2020 9:22 AM EST


Receives two-game ban

Wims was suspended two games for violating the NFL's unsportsmanlike conduct policy, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: The 23-year-old got ejected from Sunday's loss to the Saints after throwing a pair of blatant punches at C.J. Gardner-Johnson, and it will cost him the next two games. It's unclear if he plans to appeal. Wims has five catches for 35 yards and one touchdown through eight games this season.

Nov 2, 2020 12:45 PM EST


Ejected from game

Wims caught one pass for nine yards before being ejected for fighting in Chicago's 26-23 overtime loss to the Saints on Sunday.

Analysis: Wims has caught just five passes for 35 yards on the season, and unless his role in the offense significantly changes, his fantasy value will remain minimal.

Nov 1, 2020 6:07 PM EST


Secures one catch

Wims caught one of two targets for eight yards during Monday's loss to the Rams.

Analysis: The 2018 seventh-round pick played 29 percent of offensive snaps -- his highest snap share since Week 2 -- but he was minimally involved in the passing game. It was also Wims' first reception since Week 2, as he is clearly an afterthought in the aerial attack as the No. 4 wideout.

Oct 27, 2020 2:14 PM EST


Two receptions in victory

Wims caught two passes for 17 yards in Chicago's 17-13 victory over the Giants on Sunday.

Analysis: Although he caught a touchdown pass last week, Wims has been targeted three times over the first two games of the season, and unless his role in the offense increases, he's not a recommended option for fantasy lineups.

Sep 20, 2020 4:28 PM EST


Scores TD in opener

Wims caught a one-yard touchdown pass in the Bears' 27-23 victory over Detroit on Sunday.

Analysis: Wims was targeted twice and found himself open in the back of the end zone for an easy touchdown to get the Bears back in the contest in the fourth quarter. He'll likely compete with Darnell Mooney and Cordarrelle Patterson for the few targets that aren't absorbed by the Chicago starters, and unless he sees his role increase, he's looking like a low-upside fantasy option.

Sep 13, 2020 2:36 PM EST


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