Jonathan Williams

RB / Washington Football Team / EXP: 5YRS Height: 6-0 Weight: 217 lb Age: 26 College: Arkansas Bye 8

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    Lions' Jonathan Williams: Heads to Detroit

    The Detroit Lions signed Jonathan Williams to the active roster Friday, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.Williams made a pitstop on Detroit's practice squad earlier this season but was cut after just a week with the unit, inking a deal with Washington's practice squad shortly thereafter. The Lions are bringing him in as backfield depth now, but he likely won't be utilized much following D'Andre Swift's recent success and Adrian Peterson's ability to remain in the mix despite his inefficiencies. Williams won't be eligible to play Week 8 against the Colts due to COVID-19 protocols, but he could suit up next week against the Vikings.

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    Jonathan Williams: Inks practice-squad deal

    Washington signed Jonathan 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.

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    Jonathan Williams: Released from practice squad

    The Lions cut Jonathan 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.

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    Jonathan Williams: Back to active roster

    Jonathan 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.

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    Lions' Jonathan Williams: Inactive for season opener

    Jonathan Williams is inactive for Sunday's game against the Raiders.Williams was promoted to the Detroit 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.

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    Lions' Jonathan Williams: Promoted to active roster

    Jonathan Williams was promoted to the active roster Saturday.Williams was cut by the Detroit 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.

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    Jonathan Williams: Cut by Lions

    Jonathan Williams was let go by the Lions on Saturday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.The 26-year-old castoff never really had a chance to make an impression with the Lions and thus will see another stint on free agency. Williams has seen time with four different rosters since being drafted in the fifth round by the Bills in 2016.

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    Lions' Jonathan Williams: Signs with Detroit

    Jonathan Williams inked a contract with the Detroit Lions on Monday.The 26-year-old failed to earn another contract with the Colts heading into 2020 after he rushed for 235 yards and a touchdown on 49 carries this past season. The Lions have drafted running backs in the second round in two of the past three drafts in Kerryon Johnson (2018) and D'Andre Swift (2020), so it's unlikely that Williams will see any meaningful time this season with the team barring injuries.

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    Colts' Jonathan Williams: Gets little run to conclude 2019

    Jonathan Williams was active for nine games during the 2019 season, finishing with 49 carries for 235 yards and a touchdown while adding five receptions for 59 yards.Williams' efficiency on the ground (4.8 yards per carry) and as a pass catcher (11.8 yards per reception) was impressive, but it wasn't enough for him to make much of a push up the depth chart over the final quarter of the season, when the Indianapolis Colts were at full strength in the backfield. In fact, a whopping 91.2 percent of Williams' total yards from scrimmage came in Weeks 11 and 12, when top back Marlon Mack was limited or withheld entirely due to a fractured right hand. Williams played just 18 snaps in the five games that followed, with Mack, Nyheim Hines and Jordan Wilkins all working ahead of him. All three of those backs are under contract through 2020, so Williams may be inclined to explore his options elsewhere once he becomes an unrestricted free agent in March.

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    Colts' Jonathan Williams: Plays just one offensive snap

    Jonathan Williams didn't record a touch in Monday's 34-7 loss to the Saints.Williams was the main beneficiary of Marlon Mack's absence due to a fractured hand, registering two straight games with 100-plus rushing yards, although he recorded just 14 yards in Week 13 sans Mack. The 25-year-old Wiliams crashed back to earth when Mack returned, as he's played just one offensive snap over the last two weeks, ceding rotational duties to Jordan Wilkins and Nyheim Hines. Williams is droppable ahead of fantasy championships.