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NFC East Standings

Team Div Overall
6-0-0 12-5-0
3-3-0 9-8-0
2-4-0 7-10-0
1-5-0 4-13-0

2021 Rushing

STATS ATT
Rushing Attempts
YDS
Rushing Yards
AVG
Average Yards per Rush
TD
Rushing Touchdowns
LNG
Longest Rush
FL
Fumbles Lost
Regular Season 17 79 4.7 1 23 0

Top Jonathan Williams News

  • Football Team's Jonathan Williams: Agrees to contract extension

    Washington signed Williams to a contract extension Tuesday.

    The running back will remain with the team through the 2022 season. Williams appeared in five games in 2021, turning 17 carries into 79 rushing yards and a score while also reeling in four catches for 28 yards.

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  • Football Team's Jonathan Williams: Limited to eight snaps

    Williams took two carries for four yards and caught two of three targets for seven yards in Sunday's 20-16 loss to the Eagles.

    Williams played only eight snaps on offense, one-third his total from the week before, even though Antonio Gibson missed Sunday's game on the reserve/COVID-19 list. Rookie Jaret Patterson was the clear lead back with 62 percent snap share and 17 touches, while Wendell Smallwood handled a lot of passing downs after coming up from the practice squad. Williams thus figures to close out the season in a reserve role Week 18 at the Giants, regardless of Gibson's availability.

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  • Football Team's Jonathan Williams: Should see more work this week

    Williams is poised for a larger role this week with fellow Washington running back Antonio Gibson landing on the reserve/COVID-19 list two days before Sunday's game against the Eagles, Nicki Jhabvala of The Washington Post reports.

    ESPN's John Keim suggests rookie RB Jaret Patterson will start in the likely event Gibson is out, but Williams and practice-squad player Wendell Smallwood could also have roles, potentially including snaps on passing downs. Williams has played in three games (Weeks 14-16) this season, taking eight carries for 30 yards and a touchdown while catching two of three targets for 21 yards. During that same stretch (the past three weeks), Patterson carried 17 times for 81 yards and a score but was targeted just once.

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  • Football Team's Jonathan Williams: Five touches in first game

    Williams ran four times for 16 yards -- including a one-yard touchdown -- and caught his only target for 19 yards during Sunday's 27-20 loss to the Cowboys.

    With J.D. McKissic (concussion) expected to miss his second consecutive game, Washington signed Williams off the Giants' practice squad ahead of Week 14. The 27-year-old running back split time with Jaret Patterson in reserve of Antonio Gibson, and while the two backups shared similar yardage totals, Williams touchdown separated him from the pack. However, even if McKissic is sidelined for a third straight game, neither backup likely garners much fantasy potential heading into Sunday's showdown with the Eagles.

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  • Football Team's Jonathan Williams: Inked by Washington

    The Football Team signed Williams off the Giants' practice squad Wednesday.

    Williams spent time with Washington this offseason, and he will now provide the team with some backfield insurance while J.D. McKissic (concussion) continues to work through the league's protocol for head injuries. The running back appeared in five games for the Lions last year.

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  • Jonathan Williams: Signed to Giants' practice squad

    Williams was added to the Giants' practice squad Thursday, Dan Benton of USA Today reports.

    The running back was released from Washington's practice squad Nov. 2, but he has now found a new opportunity in New York. Williams has yet be on an active roster this season and that will probably remain the case in his new locale, barring a rash of injuries.

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  • Jonathan Williams: Released from practice squad

    Williams was released from Washington's practice squad Tuesday, Nicki Jhabvala of The Washington Post reports.

    Williams latched onto Washington's practice squad after failing to make the initial 53-man roster. He will now have to look for a new opportunity after the Football Team replaced him with fellow running back Wendell Smallwood.

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  • Jonathan Williams: Released by Washington

    Williams was let go by Washington on Monday, Ben Standig of The Athletic reports.

    Williams was considered a long shot to land on Washington's 53-man roster, as he was slotting fifth on the depth chart. The question now is whether the Football Team will keep three or four running backs on the roster. The sixth-year back suited up for five games with the team in 2020, registering just five yards on one carry.

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  • Football Team's Jonathan Williams: Lands future pact

    Williams signed a reserve/future contract with Washington on Monday,

    Williams spent a short period of time on Washington's practice squad this year after being jettisoned from the Lions. While this past season was a quiet one for the running back, he logged 49 carries for 235 yards and a touchdown with the Colts in 2019.

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  • Jonathan Williams: Gets practice squad spot

    Washington signed Williams to the practice squad Thursday.

    Williams has appeared in five games with Detroit this season, and he'll now provide emergency depth for Washington during the team's regular-season finale. The Football Team's top running back, Antonio Gibson (toe), appears in danger of missing another contest.

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  • Jonathan Williams: No longer with Lions

    Williams was waived by the Lions on Thursday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

    The Arkansas product was afforded five 2020 game appearances during his partial-season stint in Detroit, but he never gained much traction in the Lions' backfield. Over a combined 27 offensive snaps, Williams collected 26 scrimmage yards on five touches. A lost fumble Week 12 against the Texans may have cost him down the stretch.

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  • Lions' Jonathan Williams: No touches in Sunday's win

    Williams didn't receive a carry or a target in Sunday's 34-20 win over the Bears.

    Even with D'Andre Swift (illness) out of the lineup and Kerryon Johnson (knee) suffering an injury during the game, Williams was left out of the backfield rotation. Instead, Adrian Peterson rushed 16 times. Williams is emergency depth for Detroit, and that could have some value if Swift and Johnson miss more time.

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  • Lions' Jonathan Williams: Gets opportunity on offense

    Williams rushed once for five yards and secured four of four targets for 21 yards during Thursday's 41-25 loss to Houston.

    Williams hadn't seen an offensive snap all season before logging 21 for Detroit during Thursday's game, which was one less snap than starter Adrian Peterson but half of what Kerryon Johnson (39 snaps) saw. While all of these guys probably would've seen less playing time had D'Andre Swift (concussion) been available, it is notable that it was Williams on the field when Detroit was in hurry-up mode in the second half. Given the committee approach Detroit has been taking to the backfield, it wouldn't be a complete surprise if Williams saw another handful of snaps in Week 13 against Chicago, should Swift remain sidelined.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-0, 217 lbs
Birthplace: Dallas, TX
Age: 28
School: Arkansas
Experience: 6