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Top James Smith-Williams News

  • Football Team's James Smith-Williams: Back for Week 18

    Smith-Williams (illness) doesn't have an injury designation for Sunday's game against the Giants, Sam Fortier of The Washington Post reports.

    Smith-Williams was sidelined for last week's loss to the Eagles but will be available for Sunday's season finale. The 2020 seventh-round pick has 26 tackles (nine solo) and two sacks through 13 games this year.

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  • Football Team's James Smith-Williams: Not available Sunday

    Smith-Williams (illness) is inactive for Sunday's contest against the Eagles.

    Smith-Williams was deemed questionable after being limited throughout practices this week. However, the 2020 seventh-round pick will ultimately be unavailable for Washington in Week 17. With its top two defensive ends (Smith-Williams and Montez Sweat) sidelined, Washington will likely have to rely heavily on Casey Toohill, Shaka Toney and Olubunmi Rotimi.

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  • Football Team's James Smith-Williams: No longer on reserve/COVID-19 list

    Smith-Williams was activated from the reserve/COVID-19 list Saturday and will be eligible to play Tuesday against the Eagles.

    Smith-Williams joins two other Washington defensive ends who were activated off the reserve/COVID-19 list Saturday. The imminent return of Montez Sweat (jaw) could mean just a smattering of defensive snaps for Smith-Williams in the immediate future.

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  • Football Team's James Smith-Williams: Out for Week 14

    Smith-Williams (undisclosed) was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list Saturday.

    Smith-Williams has played in every game this season and has seen an uptick in role of late. Overall, he's logged 25 total tackles with two sacks across 12 contests. Shaka Toney and Daniel Wise could see an increased role in Smith-Williams' absence.

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  • Football Team's James Smith-Williams: Not on injury report

    Smith-Williams (shin) wasn't listed on Wednesday's injury report.

    Smith-Wiliams likely won't play much on Washington's crowded defensive line, but Washington has a place for him on special teams. The 2020 seventh-round pick logged 98 defensive snaps and 274 special-teams snaps as a rookie.

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  • Football Team's James Smith-Williams: Doesn't suit up Saturday

    Smith-Williams (shin) was unavailable to play in Saturday's preseason contest against the Ravens, Ben Standig of The Athletic reports.

    Smith-Williams had shin surgery this offseason and apparently is still getting back to 100 percent. He appeared in 14 contests and registered 10 tackles during his rookie season with Washington. The 24-year-old will compete with 2021 seventh-round pick Shaka Toney for the role of primary backup to Chase Young.

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  • Football Team's James Smith-Williams: Upgrades to full practice

    Smith-Williams (concussion) was a full practice participant Thursday, Adam Caplan of SiriusXM NFL Radio reports.

    It's unknown whether Smith-Williams still technically remains in concussion protocol, but the fact that he improved from limited to full practice participation between Wednesday and Thursday bodes well for his status moving forward. If the seventh-round rookie is able to clear league protocol in time for Sunday afternoon's matchup against the Giants, he could be made active for his sixth appearance of 2020.

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  • Football Team's James Smith-Williams: Ready for Week 9

    Smith-Williams (concussion) does not carry an injury designation for Sunday's game against the Giants, Kyle Stackpole of Washington's official site reports.

    Smith-Williams has fully cleared the league's five-step concussion protocol, setting him up to handle his usual role against the Giants. The rookie seventh-round pick primarily contributes on special teams.

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  • Football Team's James Smith-Williams: Won't play against Cowboys

    Smith-Williams (concussion) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against Dallas, Nicki Jhabvala of The Washington Post reports.

    Smith-Williams will need to clear the concussion protocol before he can return to game action, and he'll have an extra week to do so with Washington on bye in Week 8 before a Week 9 clash with the NFC East rival Giants.

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  • Football Team's James Smith-Williams: Misses practice Thursday

    Smith-Williams was sidelined at Thursday's practice due to a concussion.

    It's likely that the rookie out of North Carolina State resides in concussion protocol, as he's missed the last two practice days this week. Smith-Williams will need to be cleared by independent NFL doctors in order to suit up in game action again, so if he's forced to miss Sunday's game against Dallas, Casey Toohill would be in line for a very slight uptick in snaps.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-3, 265 lbs
Birthplace: Raleigh, NC
Age: 24
Class: Sophomore