Williams (foot) isn't participating in Wednesday's practice, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports. Dolphins head coach Brian Flores has said that Williams isn't shut down for the season, but at this point, the second-year wideout doesn't seem to have a realistic shot to play Week 17 against the Bills. Williams could have a better shot at returning to the field in the postseason, should the Dolphins earn a playoff berth. Through eight games before landing on injured reserve, Williams secured 18 of 35 targets for 288 yards and four touchdowns.
Dolphins head coach Brian Flores confirmed Williams (foot) won't be available to play Saturday against the Raiders, Joe Schad of The Palm Beach Post reports. Flores noted that Williams hasn't been shut down for the season, but at this stage, a return for the postseason looks to be the wideout's focus at this point rather than making it back for a Week 17 matchup with the Bills on Jan. 3. Since landing on injured reserve Nov. 11 with the foot injury, Williams has yet to resume practicing.
Dolphins head coach Brian Flores suggested Wednesday that Williams (foot) remains in recovery mode and is uncertain to return from injured reserve before the end of the regular season, Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reports. Flores didn't rule out the possibility of Williams making a late-season return, but for now, the wideout's activation doesn't appear imminent. If the Dolphins make the playoffs, Williams would have more time to heal up from his foot injury and get back on the field, but his chances of playing again during the regular season seem to be growing slimmer. With Jakeem Grant (undisclosed) and Malcolm Perry (chest) both banged up, Miami could certainly benefit from Williams' potential return.
Dolphins head coach Brian Flores said Wednesday that Williams (foot) will be placed on injured reserve, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports. "[Williams' injury is] more significant than we thought," Flores said. Flores was unwilling to speculate if the foot injury Williams sustained in Sunday's 34-31 win over the Cardinals would sideline him for the rest of the season, but the receiver's move to IR means that he'll miss at least three games. With Williams shut down through the end of the month, Flores specifically mentioned Jakeem Grant, Mack Hollins and Lynn Bowden as the main candidates to see more work alongside No. 1 receiver DeVante Parker. The 23-year-old Williams has had some tough luck on the health front to begin his young career, as he previously missed half of his rookie season with a torn ACL.
Williams (foot) is considered day-to-day, Cameron Wolfe of ESPN.com reports. Williams injured his foot in the second quarter of Sunday's eventual win at Arizona and was carted off the field. X-rays came back negative, leading the Dolphins to believe he's dealing with a sprain, per Ian Rapoport of NFL Network. It's unclear if Williams will be available Week 10 against the Chargers, but the decision likely will come down to how many practice reps the 2019 undrafted free agent can handle in the coming days.
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