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Top Jonathan Williams News

  • Commanders' Jonathan Williams: Bumped down to practice squad

    The Commanders reverted Williams to their practice squad Friday.

    Williams was called up in the event that Antonio Gibson (toe) wasn't able to play Thursday against the Cowboys. Williams will head back to the practice squad and keep himself ready for his next opportunity.

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  • Commanders' Jonathan Williams: Won't play Thursday

    Williams (coach's decision) is inactive Thursday against the Cowboys.

    Williams was elevated from the practice squad Wednesday as insurance for Antonio Gibson (toe), who was considered questionable to play. However, Gibson will suit up against Dallas and Williams will now be the odd man out in the Commanders' backfield.

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  • Commanders' Jonathan Williams: Gets elevated for Thursday

    The Commanders elevated Williams from their practice squad for Thursday's game at Dallas.

    With Antonio Gibson (toe) banged up, Washington saw fit to call up Williams to provide some depth at running back in Week 12. It will be his first game this season, and as long as Brian Robinson is upright, Williams' path to playing time is narrow.

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  • Jonathan Williams: Returns to Washington

    Williams (undisclosed) signed with the Commanders' practice squad Tuesday, Ben Standig of The Athletic reports.

    Williams was waived with an injury settlement by the team in September, but this move signals the Arkansas product has fully recovered. The 29-year-old spent the last two seasons in Washington as well, appearing in 13 games in 2022, totaling 37 carries and 157 yards on the ground.

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  • Jonathan Williams: Released with injury settlement

    Williams (undisclosed) was released from the Commanders' injured reserve with an injury settlement Friday, Ben Standig of The Athletic reports.

    Williams is now free to sign wherever he'd like if he can pass a physical. The running back appeared in 13 games with Washington in 2022, turning 37 carries into 157 yards while also catching seven passes on 10 targets for 40 yards over 96 offensive snaps.

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  • Commanders' Jonathan Williams: Likely headed for IR

    Williams (undisclosed) is expected to be placed on injured reserve Tuesday, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.

    Williams was working to earn the team's No. 3 running back role behind Brian Robinson and Antonio Gibson, but instead, he might end up spending the 2023 campaign on the shelf.

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  • Commanders' Jonathan Williams: Working as No. 3 back

    Williams opened the offseason program working as Washington's No. 3 running back, Zach Selby of the team's official site reports.

    Williams has a real shot to keep the role heading into Week 1, but it wouldn't necessarily make him third in line for touches on offense. He's an experienced special teamer, which means the 29-year-old might technically be active over fellow RBs Chris Rodriguez and Jaret Patterson on gamedays even if one or both of the young backs is ahead of Williams in the pecking order for carries. All are behind Brian Robinson and Antonio Gibson, the returning top two in a Washington backfield that could be reevaluated under new offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy.

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  • Commanders' Jonathan Williams: Signed through 2023

    The Commanders signed Williams to a one-year contract extension Friday, Ben Standig of The Athletic reports.

    Williams appeared in a career-high 13 games in 2022, his second season with Washington, and compiled 44 touches for 192 yards but failed to find the end zone. With Antonio Gibson (foot) and Brian Robinson (knee) out to end the year, Williams totaled 23 rushing attempts for 62 yards across 61 offensive snaps in Weeks 17 and 18. With Gibson and Robinson both still on their rookie deals in 2023, Williams figures to garner a similar depth role next season and will remain on the outskirts of fantasy relevancy.

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  • Commanders' Jonathan Williams: Held to 41 yards in start

    Williams took 14 carries for 32 yards and two catches for nine yards in Sunday's 26-6 win over Dallas.

    Williams got the third start of his career three weeks before his 29th birthday, though Jaret Patterson finished with more carries and yards (17 for 78) with both Antonio Gibson (foot, IR) and Brian Robinson (knee, inactive) sidelined for the season finale. Williams is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent this offseason and should find an opportunity -- be it in Washington or elsewhere -- to compete for a special-teams role and depth RB job.

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  • Commanders' Jonathan Williams: Likely to lead backfield Sunday

    Williams is expected to serve as the Commanders' starting running back Sunday against the Cowboys with Brian Robinson (knee) ruled out for the season finale and with Antonio Gibson (foot/knee) having been placed on injured reserve earlier this week, Ethan Cadeaux of NBC Sports Washington reports.

    J.D. McKissic (neck) has also been sidelined since early November and won't be activated from IR for Week 18, so the Commanders will close the season without any of their top three running backs entering the campaign. While Gibson was sidelined for last week's loss to Cleveland, Williams saw a healthy amount of work behind Robinson, carrying nine times for 30 yards while reeling in three of five targets for three yards across 31 snaps. His ability to contribute on three downs makes Williams a more appealing fantasy target than Jaret Patterson, who was elevated from the practice squad Thursday and should also have a role in the finale, but more likely as a runner than as a weapon in the passing game. Washington could also bring up Reggie Bonnafon from the practice squad to provide additional depth behind Williams and Patterson.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-0, 217 lbs
Birthplace: Dallas, TX
Age: 29
School: Arkansas
Experience: 7