Williams (elbow) doesn't appear on the Bengals' injury report ahead of Sunday's game against the Steelers. Williams injured his elbow in Week 5 against the Bills but evidently returned to full health during the Bengals' Week 6 bye. He appears set to man his usual starting spot at strong safety Sunday.
Williams (elbow) is listed as questionable to play in Thursday's game against the Texans. Williams was a full participant in practice all week, so his questionable designation is relatively surprising. If he's ultimately ruled out, look for Clayton Fejedelem to take on a large workload yet again in the defensive backfield.
Williams (elbow) was a full participant in Monday's walkthrough, Jay Morrison of the Dayton Daily News reports. Williams suffered a dislocated elbow in mid-August and sat out the Bengals' opening loss to the Ravens on Sunday, so fully participating is a step in the right direction. It was only a walkthrough and the 26-year-old did not practice last week, so there's still no definitive timetable for his return.
Williams (elbow) did not practice Wednesday and is not expected to play Sunday against the Ravens, Paul Dehner Jr. of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports. It could be reason for optimism that the Bengals have chosen not to place Williams on injured reserve. However, the Bengals play Sunday as well as the following Thursday night, so with little practice time in between, it looks as if Week 3 could be the earliest that Williams returns.
Williams suffered a dislocated elbow in Saturday's preseason loss against the Chiefs, the Cincinnati Enquirer reports. Further tests will be needed, but if that diagnosis is true, the best case scenario is that he'll return in October, and it's possible that the injury is season-ending. The Bengals are already thin at safety and might have to look outside the organization to add another safety. The team could be vulnerable against tight ends and pass-catching running backs as a result.