Williams caught all three of his targets for 31 yards and also had one carry for seven yards in Thursday's loss to the Bengals. It was a near-identical showing from Williams' Week 1 outing when he caught all three of his targets for 32 yards. Williams is behind Nick Boyle in the pecking order for playing time among Baltimore tight ends, and Mark Andrews' presence puts a cap on his target upside. The Ravens will host the Broncos in Week 3.
Williams caught all three of his targets for 32 yards in Sunday's win over the Bills. The Minnesota product continues to flash reliable hands when given the chance. He not only caught every pass thrown his way Sunday, but he also caught 15 of 18 targets in 2017. Williams played over 50 percent of Baltimore's offensive snaps thanks to the Ravens' tendency to use two-tight end sets. He should remain the No.2 tight end behind Nick Boyle until rookie first-rounder Hayden Hurst returns from a foot injury.
Williams is expected to make the Ravens' final roster, Clifton Brown of the team's official site reports. Hayden Hurst is out 3-to-4 weeks due to a stress fracture in his foot, leaving the door open for Williams to make the team. The No. 55 overall pick of the 2015 NFL Draft, Williams has never lived up to his draft capital, logging only 354 career yards over 25 games played. Entering the final year of his rookie contract, Williams will need to show well to hold on to a roster spot after Hurst returns.
Williams (ankle) participated in Monday's practice, Jamison Hensley of ESPN.com reports. Williams rolled his left ankle just under a week ago and was forced to miss Thursday's preseason game against the Rams. It's yet to be seen whether he is back to practicing in a full capacity, but he looks to be on track to play Monday against the Colts in the Ravens' third preseason tilt.
Williams (ankle) will remain sidelined through Thursday's preseason game against the Rams, freelance NFL writer Jeff Zrebiec reports. Williams departed practice early Tuesday after having his ankle rolled up on, so it's not a huge surprise that the fourth-year tight end will be held out of the contest just two days after the initial injury. With an influx of talent at the tight end position this offseason in the form of draft picks Hayden Hurst and Mark Andrews, Williams will need to show out during the preseason to guarantee himself offensive reps and maybe even a roster spot with Nick Boyle reportedly having a secure spot on the 53-man already.
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|7||10/21||New Orleans Saints||8||4.00|
|14||12/09||@Kansas City Chiefs||31||14.00|
|15||12/16||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||27||10.00|
|16||12/23||@Los Angeles Chargers||3||2.00|
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|3 Year Avg||22||16||118||1||7||7.38||17|