Washington signed Williams to the practice squad Friday, Ben Standig of The Athletic reports. The Lions cut Williams from their practice squad last week, but he'll have a new opportunity in Washington following news that Bryce Love (knee) has been placed on IR. Last season with the Colts, Williams rushed 49 times for 235 yards (4.8 YPC) and a touchdown.
The Lions cut Williams from the practice squad Tuesday. The Lions have a deep group of running backs on the active roster, so Williams likely wouldn't be able to secure a role this season. Backfield injuries have piled up around the league, so Williams should be able to leverage last year's impressive stint with Indianapolis into a practice squad or even depth role elsewhere.
Williams reverted to the Lions' practice squad Tuesday. Williams was brought up to the active roster for Week 1's divisional showdown against the Bears, but the running back was ultimately a healthy scratch. The Lions have plenty of backfield depth, so Williams will struggle to climb the team's depth chart.
Williams is inactive for Sunday's game against the Raiders. Williams was promoted to the Lions' active roster Saturday, but he will not immediately suit up for the team. He slots in sixth in the depth chart, so it's unlikely he will play a key role in the Lions' offense anytime soon.
Williams was promoted to the active roster Saturday. Williams was cut by the Lions late in training camp but re-joined the team's practice squad. He's now on the 55-man active roster but isn't likely to have much of a role given the depth of the Lions' backfield.
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|9||11/08||New York Giants||22||19.00|
|14||12/13||@San Francisco 49ers||1||11.57|
|3 Year Avg||17||78||0||2||20||0||9|