|Team:||New Orleans Saints|
|Ht / Wt:||5'8" / 195 lb.|
|Born:||June 9, 1991|
|Drafted:||2013 / Rd. 7 (230)|
Kerwynn Williams was released by the Saints on Friday, Charean Williams of CBS Sports reports.
Analysis: Williams latched on with the Saints in camp this season, but he couldn't do enough to earn a roster spot. The journeyman will look to land another opportunity elsewhere prior to Week 1.
Williams signed a contract with the Saints on Thursday, Field Yates of ESPN reports.
Analysis: The Saints waived/injured running back Matthew Dayes (undisclosed) on Thursday, so the team used the now-open roster spot to sign Williams. The Saints are fairly secure with their running back depth heading into the preseason, but Williams will still compete for a potential depth role with the team.
Williams was released by the Buccaneers on Monday, Greg Auman of The Athletic reports.
Analysis: Williams spent approximately one week on Tampa Bay's roster, and now becomes free to search for a depth role elsewhere in the league. The 27-year-old did not play for an NFL team during the 2018 season, and spent the previous four years in a depth role with the Cardinals.
Williams signed with the Buccaneers on Monday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Analysis: Williams was released by the Lions on Thursday after signing a reserve/future contract with the team, but he's now on his way to Florida with Tampa Bay. The move is a reunion of sorts between him, head coach Bruce Arians and offensive coordinator Byron Leftwich, who were all together in Arizona.
Williams was released by the Lions on Thursday, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.
Analysis: Williams didn't appear in a game for any team last season and then latched on with Detroit this spring on a reserve/future contract. It seems last week's addition of Maryland's Ty Johnson in the sixth round might have made him expendable. Williams will now try to find a roster spot elsewhere as teams fill out its 90-man rosters ahead of training camp.
Williams signed a reserve/future contract with the Lions on Thursday.
Analysis: Williams did not play for an NFL team during the 2018 regular season after having served a depth role with the Cardinals during the previous four years. The 27-year-old will work to show his versatility during the offseason, and attempt to earn a backup role in Detroit.
Williams rushed for 23 yards on eight carries to go along with four catches on five targets for 27 yards in Friday's preseason win over the Falcons.
Analysis: In his return from a head injury that knocked him out of the Chiefs' preseason opener last Thursday, Williams led the team in rushing versus Atlanta despite averaging just 2.9 yards per carry. Williams' versatility was on display as he battles for a reserve role at running back behind Kareem Hunt and Spencer Ware (knee).
Williams was knocked out of Thursday's preseason opener against the Falcons with a head injury, BJ Kissel of the Chiefs' official site reports.
Analysis: The exact severity of the issue hasn't been revealed, but Williams has likely gone through the concussion protocol to check if that is in play. Despite appearing in all 16 games last season for the Chiefs, Williams has a less than firm grasp on a 53-man roster spot with Kansas City. An extended absence wouldn't work in his favor, but getting healthy is certainly the first priority.
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