The Colts have promoted Williams to their active roster, Kevin Bowen of 107.5 The Fan Indianapolis reports. Williams, who had been on the practice squad, will provide the team with added wideout depth after Chester Rogers landed on IR due to a knee injury, and with both T.Y. Hilton (calf) and Parris Campbell (hand) banged up heading into Week 14.
The Cardinals cut Williams on Friday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. The 2017 third-round pick hauled in 17 passes for 171 yards and one touchdown in 10 games last season, but failed to make the roster with a crowded receiver room. Williams could bring NFL experience and depth to another team this season.
Williams (undisclosed) caught his lone target for six yards in Thursday's preseason game against the Raiders. Williams was sidelined with a lower body, soft-tissue injury earlier in camp, but the fact he was on the field Thursday indicates he's recovered from the issue. The 24-year-old had 17 catches for 171 yards and one touchdown in 10 games last season, but he may have a tough time cracking the 53-man roster for 2019 following the additions of Andy Isabella, Hakeem Butler and KeeSean Johnson in April's draft.
Williams (undisclosed) returned to practice Monday, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports. Williams has been sidelined for the better part of a week with an injury that coach Kliff Kingsbury described as a "lower [body] soft-tissue" injury. Such issues are commonplace for players ramping up their activity in the early days of training camp, but it hit Williams at an inopportune time. With the addition of rookie wide receivers Andy Isabella (knee), Hakeem Butler and KeeSean Johnson in the offseason, Williams' battle for a roster spot already was in serious jeopardy. Then, on the day Williams returned to drills in some capacity, the Cardinals were rumored to sign veteran outside receiver Michael Crabtree, which ultimately fell through. Williams has his work cut out for him as August proceeds, but first he'll have to get past his current injury to be cleared for preseason action.
Coach Kliff Kingsbury said Wednesday that Williams hasn't practiced in training camp due to a "lower [body] soft-tissue" injury, Josh Weinfuss of ESPN.com reports. Williams is already on the outside looking in for a roster spot in a crowded receiving corps, so he isn't helping the new coaching staff get a sense of his ability. Two seasons of intermittent tape also don't help, as the 2017 third-round pick has managed just 20 catches (on 53 targets) for 202 yards and one touchdown in 16 appearances. While the Cardinals may keep seven wideouts on the final 53-man roster, Williams likely is fighting for the very last one with Kevin White, Damiere Byrd and Pharoh Cooper.
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