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Top Maxx Williams News

  • Cardinals' Maxx Williams: No targets Sunday

    Williams played 10 of 65 offensive snaps and one more on special teams during Sunday's 44-21 defeat to the Chiefs.

    Making his first appearance since tearing his ACL in Week 5 last season, Williams was unable to make an impact in the box score Sunday. Instead, Zach Ertz was the only Cards tight end looked at by Kyler Murray en route to two catches (on four targets) for 14 yards and one touchdown on 39 snaps on offense. Rookie second-rounder Trey McBride was a healthy scratch Week 1, so Williams' usage could be impacted if the former gets a chance to dress on game days. For the time being, though, the Arizona's TE pecking order is Ertz, Williams and Stephen Anderson (nine offensive snaps, one on special teams Sunday).

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  • Cardinals' Maxx Williams: Avoids injury report

    Williams (knee) wasn't listed on the Cardinals' injury report Wednesday, Josh Weinfuss of reports.

    Williams suffered a season-ending knee injury Oct. 10 of last year and eventually underwent surgery Oct. 24. He was revealed during training camp in late July to have suffered a torn ACL last fall, and while the tight end didn't play in the preseason, head coach Kliff Kingsbury told Weinfuss on Wednesday that Williams will be a "full go" for Sunday's season opener at Chicago. With Zach Ertz still tending to a calf injury, Williams could be a big part of the game plan this weekend -- along with rookie second-rounder Trey McBride -- if the fellow veteran tight end is limited or out.

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  • Cardinals' Maxx Williams: Comes off PUP

    Williams (knee) was activated from the PUP list Thursday morning, Josh Weinfuss of reports.

    Williams suffered an ACL tear Week 5 last year, putting an end to what was almost certainly going to be his best season (he needed just five games to come within 75 yards of his career high). Since then, the Cardinals have traded for Zach Ertz and drafted Trey McBride, likely ending any opportunity for Williams to have fantasy relevance. The 28-year-old will need to earn snaps with his blocking work, in all likelihood.

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  • Cardinals' Maxx Williams: May practice before camp concludes

    Williams (knee) may get back on the field before the end of training camp, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports. "I'd say he's ahead of schedule," coach Kliff Kingsbury said Tuesday regarding Williams' recovery. "Not saying he'll be ready to go or how that looks, but from where it started to where it is now I couldn't be more impressed."

    Williams continues his recovery from the torn ACL that he sustained Week 5 last season. Because he opened camp on the active/PUP list, he has the ability to practice or even play in the preseason. Kingsbury's comments imply that the former is more likely to happen than the latter, but if Williams remains on the PUP list beyond cut-down day on Aug. 30, he'll move to the reserve version of the list and be required to miss at least the first four games of the coming campaign. Once Williams is available to Arizona's offense, he'll have to vie with Zach Ertz and likely rookie second-round pick Trey McBride for reps at tight end.

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  • Cardinals' Maxx Williams: Lands on PUP list

    The Cardinals placed Williams (knee) on the active/PUP list Friday, Josh Weinfuss of reports.

    Per Darren Urban of the team's official site, Williams will continue to rehab the torn ACL he suffered in Week 5 last season ahead of the upcoming campaign. Williams is eligible to return at any time during training camp, but if he isn't removed from the active/PUP list before the final roster deadline, the tight end will be forced to miss at least the first four games of the regular season.

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  • Cardinals' Maxx Williams: Likely headed to PUP list

    Williams (knee) is expected to begin training camp on the PUP list, Jess Root of USA Today reports.

    Williams is working his way back from a season-ending right knee injury suffered Week 5. In his five appearances in 2021, he racked up an impressive 16 catches for 193 yards and one touchdown on 17 targets. Since Williams' initial injury, however, the Cardinals have traded for and extended Zach Ertz, in addition to selecting Trey McBride in the second round of the 2022 NFL Draft. That likely leaves Williams, who re-signed with Arizona on a one-year deal back in March, as the No. 3 tight end once back to full health.

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  • Cardinals' Maxx Williams: Returning to Arizona

    The Cardinals and Williams (knee) agreed to terms on a one-year contract Wednesday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

    Before sustaining a season-ending knee injury Week 5 this past season, Williams displayed a strong rapport with quarterback Kyler Murray, hauling in 16 of 17 targets for 193 yards and one touchdown. The injury eventually forced the Cardinals to trade for Zach Ertz midseason, and the two sides came to terms on a three-year deal earlier this offseason. Williams thus will serve as the No. 2 tight end in Arizona in the fall, but first he'll continue his recovery from an October surgery.

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  • Cardinals' Maxx Williams: Back from COVID list, still on IR

    Williams (knee) was activated from the reserve/COVID-19 list Wednesday, shifting back to injured reserve, Aaron Wilson of Sportstalk 790 Houston reports.

    The tight end returned to the team Wednesday after being placed on the COVID list Jan. 5. Williams remains on IR while rehabbing an ACL injury that he suffered in October and he will focus on a return for the 2022 season.

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  • Cardinals' Maxx Williams: Moves to COVID-19 list

    The Cardinals shifted Williams (knee) from injured reserve to the reserve/COVID-19 list Wednesday, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.

    Williams is in recovery mode from a torn ACL in his right knee, which he sustained Oct. 10 against the 49ers. Now that he's in COVID-19 protocols, he'll have to stay away from team facilities. Aaron Wilson of Sportstalk 790 Houston noted all 13 players that were placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list Wednesday tested positive for the virus.

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  • Cardinals' Maxx Williams: Recovering from surgery

    Williams revealed via his personal Twitter account that he underwent surgery on his right knee Oct. 24.

    The Cardinals haven't offered specifics regarding the nature of Williams' surgery, but so long as the procedure didn't involve an ACL repair, he could have a shot at being cleared for the start of OTAs in late April. Whether Williams joins the Cardinals or another team for those workouts isn't yet known, as the 27-year-old tight end is set to become an unrestricted free agent at the start of the new league year. Before sustaining his knee injury in Week 5, Williams had been productive in a starting role for Arizona, turning in a 16-193-1 receiving line on 17 targets.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-4, 252 lbs
Birthplace: Waconia, MN
Age: 28
School: Minnesota
Experience: 8