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NFC North Standings

Team Div Overall
4-2-0 13-4-0
4-2-0 8-9-0
2-4-0 6-11-0
2-4-0 3-13-1

2021 Defensive

STATS CMB
Total Tackles
SCK
Sacks
FUM
Forced Fumbles
INT
Interceptions
TD
Interceptions Returned For Touchdown
Regular Season 27 0.5 0 0 0

Top Nick Williams News

  • Lions' Nick Williams: No injury designation

    Williams (knee) doesn't have an injury designation ahead of Sunday's game against the Rams.

    Williams was unable to practice Wednesday due to a knee injury, but he shed his injury designation by logging a full practice session Friday. Across the last two weeks, he's racked up six tackles (four solo).

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  • Lions' Nick Williams: Nursing knee injury

    Williams didn't practice Wednesday due to a knee injury.

    Williams exited Sunday's loss to the Bengals with an ankle injury, but he's now sitting out practice due to a knee issue. The 31-year-old will likely need to practice Thursday or Friday to have a chance of suiting up this weekend versus the Rams.

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  • Lions' Nick Williams: Questionable to return

    Williams (ankle) is questionable to return to Sunday's game against the Bengals.

    Losing Williams would be a big blow to the Lions' defensive unit, and it remains to be seen if he'll be back before the game comes to an end. Expect Levi Onwuzurike to take his place while he's being evaluated.

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  • Lions' Nick Williams: Active against San Francisco

    Williams (COVID-19 list) is active Sunday against the 49ers.

    Williams was activated from the COVID-19 list earlier this week and will be part of the active roster for the season opener, though it remains to be seen just how big of a role he'll have. The veteran defensive end notched 23 tackles (12 solo) through 14 games with the Lions last season, and it's possible his role grows heading into the 2021 campaign.

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  • Lions' Nick Williams: Comes off COVID list

    The Lions activated Williams (undisclosed) from the reserve/COVID-19 list Thursday, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.

    Williams spent roughly 10 days away from the practice field while progressing through the league's COVID-19 protocols. The veteran defensive end notched 23 tackles (12 solo) through 14 games with the Lions last season, and it's possible his role grows heading into the 2021 campaign.

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  • Lions' Nick Williams: Placed on COVID list

    Williams was placed on the Lions' reserve/COVID list Monday.

    Williams, when healthy, is expected to once again provide depth at defensive end for Detroit. He recorded 22 tackles (11 solo) and one sack across 14 games for the team last season. He will need to pass all the league's protocols before returning to camp.

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  • Lions' Nick Williams: Questionable to return

    Williams left Sunday's game due to an ankle injury.

    After suffering an ankle injury at the start of the second half Sunday, Williams is questionable to return. The veteran plays a key role for Detroit's defensive line and has recorded 22 tackles (11 solo) and one sack this season.

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  • Lions' Nick Williams: All clear Wednesday

    Williams (shoulder) was a full participant during Thursday's practice.

    Williams was forced to miss last week's game against Washington due to the shoulder issue, but he appears on track for a return. Now that he appears fully healthy, expect the veteran to assume his usual starting role at one of the defensive tackle positions for Sunday's game against the Panthers.

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  • Lions' Nick Williams: Won't play Sunday

    Williams (shoulder) is officially inactive for Sunday's game against Washington.

    Williams was unable to practice two of the three sessions this week with the shoulder issue, so this news isn't quite surprising. The starting defensive tackle has played at least 50 percent of snaps in the past four games, so his absence will hurt the defensive front. With Williams sidelined, look for an uptick in snaps for Frank Herron and John Penisini on the interior of the defensive line Sunday.

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  • Lions' Nick Williams: Questionable for Week 10

    Williams (shoulder) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against Washington, Nicki Jhabvala of The Washington Post reports.

    Williams battled a shoulder injury in the early stages of the season, and it's not clear if this shoulder injury is related to that one. Either way, the starting defensive tackle will hope to play through it come Sunday. If Williams is unable to do so, John Penisini should see extra snaps on the interior of Detroit's defensive line.

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  • Lions' Nick Williams: Good to go for Week 3

    Williams (shoulder) doesn't carry an injury designation into Sunday's game against the Cardinals, Tim Twentyman of the Lions' official site reports.

    Williams upgraded to a full practice Friday after a pair of limited sessions to start the week, clearing him for the Lions' Week 3 trip to Arizona. He recorded two tackles in his Detroit debut against the Bears before sitting out Week 2 against the Packers.

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  • Lions' Nick Williams: Downgraded to out

    Williams (shoulder) has been ruled out for Sunday's game versus the Packers.

    Williams entered the weekend as questionable, but he's officially been downgraded. The Lions elevated Kevin Strong from the practice squad as depth, while John Penisini is expected to start at defensive tackle in this divisional matchup.

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  • Lions' Nick Williams: Questionable against Packers

    Williams (shoulder) is questionable for Sunday's game versus the Packers, Tim Twentyman of the Lions' official site reports.

    Williams was limited all week in practice. The 30-year-old DT played 63 percent of the team's defensive snaps in Week 1, so his absence would hurt the Lions' run-stopping abilities. If he is ruled out Sunday, expect rookie sixth-rounder John Penisini to slot into a starting role.

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  • Lions' Nick Williams: Hampered by shoulder

    Williams (shoulder) was limited during Wednesday's practice, Tim Twentyman of the Lions' official site reports.

    Williams played 41 of 65 defensive snaps (63 percent) in Week 1's loss to the Bears, and he may have picked up this shoulder injury in that time. There shouldn't be an immediate concern about his availability for Sunday's contest against the Packers since he's still on the field, but rookie John Penisini will be prepared to fill in if Williams can't go.

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  • Bears' Nick Williams: Re-signing with Chicago

    Williams is re-signing with the Bears on a one-year contract, Adam Hoge of WGN Radio 720 AM Chicago reports.

    Williams appeared in only two games for Chicago last season but evidently showed enough to earn another go-around with the team. However, he may again have trouble cracking a stacked Bears defensive front.

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  • Bears' Nick Williams: Plays in three games

    Williams had two tackles (one solo) in two games during 2018.

    Williams was let go at roster cutdowns but rejoined the Bears a few days later. The 28-year-old was a healthy scratch in all but two games this season as he enters 2019 as an unrestricted free agent.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-4, 310 lbs
Birthplace: Birmingham, AL
Age: 32
School: Samford
Experience: 8