Williams will get the call after a Week 2 inactive status and share reserve carries with Jay Ajayi and Isaiah Pead behind designated starter Kenyan Drake against the Browns.
Williams gained 17 yards and scored a touchdown on five carries while securing both of his targets for two yards in Thursday's 17-6 preseason victory over the Falcons.
The reserve back actually outgained both Arian Foster and Jay Ajayi on the ground, while getting into the end zone for the second straight week. Williams should once again fill a complementary role in the backfield in 2016 if he survives final cuts, after having played in all 16 games in each of his first two Dolphins seasons. With some serviceable receiving skills, the OU product offers some third-down value in particular.
Williams gained 13 yards and scored a touchdown on seven carries while also gaining 10 yards on his sole catch in Friday's 27-10 preseason victory over the Giants.
The 24-year-old's five-yard touchdown in the second quarter was the highlight of an otherwise forgettable performance. Williams gained only eight yards on his six other totes, and remains locked in a reserve running back spot battle that is expected to be waged for the duration of preseason.
Williams (undisclosed) has been removed from the active/physically unable to perform list and can participate in practice, Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reports.
Williams will be able to practice with the team on Tuesday, his first time this training camp. He'll need every chance he can get as he currently is battling with Daniel Thomas and Isaiah Pead for the fourth string spot in the Dolphins' backfield.
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