Williams is being evaluated for a possible concussion and his return to Sunday's game against the Jaguars is considered questionable. Williams, who posted a career-best 89 tackles during the 2017 regular season, was escorted to the locker room in the first half of Sunday's contest after suffering a head injury. Williams may be able to return to the game if he clears the league's concussion protocol, but L.J. Fort and Tyler Matakevich could see increased roles at inside linebacker.
Williams recorded nine tackles (four solo), including a sack in Pittsburgh's 23-20 win over Cincinnati on Monday. For a second straight week the defense got off to a slow start, and failed to record a turnover or sack in the first half. Trailing 17-3 at halftime, the Steelers did not get to quarterback Andy Dalton until Williams sacked him at the 10:02 mark of the fourth quarter. Still, the defense held the Bengals to just three points in the second half, allowing the offense to comeback for the win. Williams is second on the team in tackles, behind Ryan Shazier, who suffered what appeared to be a devastating spinal injury that forced him from the game. No word yet on the severity of that injury.
Williams (hip) won't carry an injury designation into Sunday's game against the Bengals. Williams sustained the injury against the Chiefs on Sunday and didn't practice until putting in a full session on Friday, but he was able to avoid the questionable tag. Head coach Mike Tomlin expressed optimism earlier this week regarding the health status of his starting linebacker, and it looks to have been well-founded.
Williams totaled five tackles (all solo), including two sacks in Pittsburgh's 19-13 win over Kansas City. Williams now has four sacks this season to lead the team, surpassing his total for the previous four seasons combined (2.5). He'll look to stay on a roll in Week 7 against the Bengals, whom the Steelers have defeated in seven times in their last eight meetings.
Williams totaled four tackles (all solo) including a sack in Pittsburgh's 26-9 win over Minnesota on Sunday. The fourth quarter sack of Case Keenum resulted in a 10-yard loss that ultimately ended the Vikings drive. It was the team's ninth sack in two games, a milestone they did not achieve until Week 9 last season. The defense is a viable streaming option against the Bears in Week 3.
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