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NFC East Standings

Team Div Overall
4-2-0 14-3-0
4-2-0 12-5-0
1-4-1 9-7-1
2-3-1 8-8-1

2022 Rushing

Rushing Attempts
Rushing Yards
Average Yards per Rush
Rushing Touchdowns
Longest Rush
Fumbles Lost
Regular Season 37 152 4.1 0 23 0

Top Jonathan Williams News

  • 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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  • Commanders' Jonathan Williams: Gets 12 touches

    Williams took nine carries for 30 yards and caught three of five targets for three yards in Sunday's 24-10 loss to Cleveland.

    Williams was the No. 2 back with Antonio Gibson (knee) inactive and ended up playing 46 percent of snaps, though Brian Robinson had a safe majority of the ground work with 24 carries for 87 yards (and one incomplete target). Williams could have a similar role Week 18 against a tough Dallas defense if Gibson is out again, while a return from Gibson would push Williams back to third on the depth chart.

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  • Commanders' Jonathan Williams: Outgains Antonio Gibson

    Williams took three carries for 13 yards and caught two of three targets for 28 yards in Saturday's 37-20 loss to San Francisco.

    The 28-year-old journeyman has primarily played special teams this season and got four of his five touches Saturday after the Commanders had fallen behind by 16 points in the fourth quarter. He'll have a hard time matching this production unless Brian Robinson or Antonio Gibson misses time over the final two weeks of the regular season.

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  • Commanders' Jonathan Williams: Plays limited role

    Williams had one carry for one yard in Sunday's 20-20 tie against the Giants.

    Williams saw just two snaps on offense while contributing 17 on special teams. The veteran running back has had a limited role this year, compiling a total of 77 yards on 11 carries in nine games. Firmly behind Antonio Gibson and Brian Robinson, Williams will likely need an injury to occur to see his role increase.

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  • Commanders' Jonathan Williams: Gets handful of carries

    Williams took four carries for 22 yards in Sunday's 19-13 win over the Falcons.

    Williams played five snaps, his first action on offense since a Week 4 blowout loss to the Cowboys. There's no guarantee of more touches Week 13 against the Giants, with Williams' chances to handle a consistent role seemingly depending on either Brian Robinson or Antonio Gibson missing time.

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  • Commanders' Jonathan Williams: Available Sunday

    Williams (knee) is officially active for Sunday's game against the Texans.

    Williams missed four of the past five games with a knee issue but is good to go for Sunday's contest. The 28-year-old has only six carries for 54 yards in six games this year and is unlikely to see much offensive action in Houston with Brian Robinson and Antonio Gibson entering the game in good health.

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  • Commanders' Jonathan Williams: Week 11 status up in the air

    Williams (knee) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Texans, John Keim of reports.

    Williams has been dealing with a lingering knee issue that's caused him to miss four out of Washington's last five contests, but he's since logged full sessions in each of the team's practices heading into Sunday's matchup versus Houston. While the 28-year-old's availability remains unknown for certain, it appears that he'll be able to continue operating in his usual role as a special-teams contributor in Week 11.

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Player Bio

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