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Top Shawn Williams News

  • Falcons' Shawn Williams: Signs to active roster

    Williams was signed to the active roster from the practice squad Tuesday.

    Williams has played in three games so far for the Falcons this season, recording three tackles (two solo). The nine-year veteran had spent the first eight seasons of his career with the Bengals. With Erik Harris (pectoral) being placed on IR on Saturday, Williams will look to provide depth in the Falcons' secondary for the rest of the season, beginning Sunday against the Lions.

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  • Shawn Williams: Sent packing by Cardinals

    The Cardinals released Williams on Monday, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.

    Williams started 31 games for the Bengals between 2018 and 2019, totaling at least 110 tackles in each season. However, he was held to just 85 snaps across 13 games in 2020. The 30-year-old safety will be immediately eligible to sign with another team.

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  • Cardinals' Shawn Williams: Off NFI list, not practicing

    Williams (undisclosed) has been activated off the non-football injury list, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.

    Williams was expected to miss multiple weeks when he was first diagnosed with his unknown injury, but in an encouraging move, he has been activated off the non-football injury list. However, the 30-year-old is still not practicing with his new team. This may just be a precaution, but it is worth monitoring as the Cardinals approach their first preseason game on Aug. 13.

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  • Cardinals' Shawn Williams: Multi-week absence likely

    Coach Kliff Kingsbury said he expects Williams (undisclosed) to be out a couple weeks but doesn't have an exact timeline for the safety's return, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.

    Williams is on the non-football injury list. It sounds like he has a chance of healing up in time for the Aug. 13 preseason opener against Dallas, but Williams' absence may extend beyond that point as well.

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  • Cardinals' Shawn Williams: Placed on non-football injury list

    Williams (undisclosed) was placed on the non-football injury list Tuesday, Josh Weinfuss of ESPN.com reports.

    Williams signed a one-year deal with the Cardinals earlier in the offseason but will have to wait to take the field with his new team. It's unclear what the issue may be, but he should have the chance to serve a significant role once he returns to health.

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  • Cardinals' Shawn Williams: Joins forces with Cardinals

    Arizona signed Williams to a one-year contract Monday.

    Williams brings eight years of experience to Arizona's secondary. He spent the entirety of his career to date in Cincinnati, where he was a starter from 2016-19 before being relegated to a depth role last season. Two of those years were spent working with defensive coordinator Vance Joseph.

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  • Bengals' Shawn Williams: Has suspension lifted

    Williams' one-game suspension was lifted by the NFL on Monday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

    Though the veteran safety will rejoin his teammates for the final three weeks of the regular season, his future with the organization remains up in the air. Williams is set to become an unrestricted free agent this winter, and he's yet to start a single game at strong safety after registering 15 starts during 2019. Ohio State product Vonn Bell offers a younger, albeit more expensive, option at the position.

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  • Bengals' Shawn Williams: Handed suspension from league

    Williams has been suspended one game for violation of the NFL's unnecessary roughness and unsportsmanlike conduct rules, Michael Signora of NFL Communications reports.

    Williams stepped on the leg of Dolphins offensive guard Solomon Kindley during Sunday's loss to Miami, prompting the league to dole out discipline to the 29-year-old safety. The Georgia product has made 10 appearances this season, but he remains without a start after registering 15 during 2019. Vonn Bell's arrival via free agency has curtailed Williams' role, but now the veteran will be entirely unavailable Week 14.

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  • Bengals' Shawn Williams: Makes just one tackle

    Williams recorded one solo tackle in Sunday's 19-7 loss to the Dolphins.

    Williams' day ended early after the safety got into a scuffle in the second half and was ejected. He likely won't be suspended for his actions, meaning he'll be available in Week 14 against the Cowboys.

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  • Bengals' Shawn Williams: Gearing up Sunday

    Williams (hamstring) is active for Sunday's game versus the Browns, Marisa Contipelli of the Bengals' official site reports.

    Williams was limited in practice all week and was expected to play all along, and he's officially in the lineup for Sunday's divisional clash. The veteran safety has averaged just 10 defensive snaps per game this year, as Vonn Bell and Jessie Bates have started at the position, so Williams is slated for a reserve role once again.

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  • Bengals' Shawn Williams: Questionable but should play

    Williams (hamstring) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Browns, but he's expected to be available, Ben Baby of ESPN.com reports.

    If he suits up, Williams should provide some depth in the Cincinnati secondary. Williams has five tackles in four games played this season.

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  • Bengals' Shawn Williams: Active at Philadelphia

    Williams (calf) is listed as active Week 3 against Philadelphia, Marisa Contipelli of the Bengals' official site reports.

    Williams appeared to have the backing of the coaching staff this week despite being limited in each practice session, but he'll ultimately end up taking the field for his season debut. The 29-year-old is coming off back-to-back 100-tackle seasons, but is expected to serve primarily in a depth role as he's eased back into action.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-0, 212 lbs
Birthplace: Damascus, GA
Age: 31
School: Georgia
Experience: 10