Williams (wrist) didn't receive a qualifying offer or minimum tender from the Chargers and has become an unrestricted free agent, per the league's official transaction log. Williams has been a fantasy afterthought since his rookie year with the Giants when the Boston College product mustered his way to 721 rushing yards and seven scores on 217 carries. The 2014 fourth-rounder hasn't made much noise since and only earned 27 carries in his past two seasons as a backup with the Chargers, averaging 4.1 yards per tote. Given his deficiencies as a runner, it's unlikely Williams returns to fantasy relevance with whatever team he may sign with this offseason, but he's shown a willingness to play on special teams and should still be able to find an opportunity to compete for a roster spot.
Williams (wrist) appears to be on the roster bubble for the Chargers heading into the 2018 season, Eric D. Williams of ESPN.com reports. Williams was hardly utilized during the 2017 season, carrying the ball just nine times despite being active for eight games. A restricted free agent heading into the offseason, it appears as if Williams' opportunity for a larger role in the offense has fallen by the wayside, largely thanks to the development of undrafted rookie Austin Ekeler and the continued improvement of starter Melvin Gordon. While another backup option in Branden Oliver is expected to depart Los Angeles this offseason, Williams could still be displaced if the Chargers elect to add another young running back to the roster through the draft.
Williams (wrist) landed on injured reserve Tuesday, Eric D. Williams of ESPN.com reports. Williams had only tallied two yards on two carries in eight games with the Chargers before racking up 23 yards on seven carries in Sunday's victory over the Redskins. However, he also came away from the contest with a season-ending wrist injury. Branden Oliver will presumably take over Williams' limited role, while Austin Ekeler is the clear No. 2 running back behind Melvin Gordon.
Williams suffered a broken wrist in Sunday's win over the Redskins and is out for the season, Eric D. Williams of ESPN.com report. Williams joined the Chargers in Week 5 and had few offensive opportunities prior to his seven carries for 23 yards against the Redskins. Veteran Branden Oliver should take over Williams' limited role, with Austin Ekeler the clear No. 2 running back behind starter Melvin Gordon.
Williams signed a contract with the Chargers on Saturday. Williams was cut by the Chargers at the start of September after an uneventful preseason. The team likely added Williams to bolster its backfield depth, with second-string running back Branden Oliver (hamstring) ruled out for Sunday's game against the Giants. The 2014 fourth-round pick will likely see a limited role behind Melvin Gordon and Austin Ekeler against his former team Sunday.
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