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  • Texans' Xavier Williams: Inks with Texans

    The Texans signed Williams on Tuesday, Brooks Kubena of the Houston Chronicle reports. Williams and defensive end Ron'Dell Carter were signed by Houston, which has six defensive linemen on the reserve/COVID-19 list. Williams, a seven-year veteran, has some history with general manager Nick Caserio, having played with the Patriots in 2020.
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  • Xavier Williams: Released with injury settlement

    Williams (undisclosed) was released by Arizona with an injury settlement Monday, Howard Balzer of SI.com reports. Williams appeared in 12 games with the Bengals and Patriots last year, registering 24 tackles, a sack and a fumble recovery. His future in the NFL is uncertain until more information is known about the extent of his injury.
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  • Bengals' Xavier Williams: Fine to face Dolphins

    Williams (back) is active for Sunday's matchup against Miami, Ben Baby of ESPN.com reports. The 28-year-old had his practice workload curtailed Thursday and Friday, but he's ultimately proven healthy enough to make his eighth appearance of the season. Williams is slotted in as one of Cincinnati's starting defensive tackles entering a matchup against the Dolphins' 30th-ranked rush offense.
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  • Xavier Williams: Let go by Pats

    Williams was cut by the Patriots on Friday, Mike Dussault of the team's official website reports. Williams was let go in favor of adding depth at linebacker for the team. He will now be able to look for a new destination or potentially revert to the team's practice squad.
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  • Patriots' Xavier Williams: Inks with New England

    Williams signed a contract with the Patriots on Saturday, Mike Reiss of ESPN.com reports. Williams was limited to five regular-season games with the Chiefs due to an ankle injury last year. He stands to provide the Patriots with interior depth along the defensive line.
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  • Xavier Williams: Hitting open market

    The Chiefs are allowing Williams to test the open market, Sam McDowell of The Kansas City Star reports. Williams just turned 28 and missed 11 games with an ankle injury in 2019. He should still have some suitors in free agency.
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  • Chiefs' Xavier Williams: Only eight tackles in 2019

    Williams made eight tackles (seven solo) and one forced fumble across five games in 2019. Williams contributed as a reserve option at defensive tackle across the 2019 season, and he also notched two tackles in two postseason appearances. The 28-year-old is set to become an unrestricted free agent this offseason.
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  • Chiefs' Xavier Williams: Sitting out Week 17

    Williams (ankle) is officially inactive for Sunday's game against the Chargers, BJ Kissel of the Chiefs' official site reports. Williams appeared on track to play after working as a full practice participant all week, but he won't be suiting up for the regular-season finale. Mike Pennel should see increased opportunities as a reserve option at defensive tackle Sunday.
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  • Chiefs' Xavier Williams: Questionable for finale

    The Chiefs have given Williams (ankle) a questionable tag for their Week 17 matchup with the Chargers. Williams was able to fully participate at practice all week, which indicates he is likely on track to suit up. Still, final confirmation is unlikely to come until game time approaches. Mike Pennel could potentially see some work providing depth on the interior line in the trenches should Williams not get the green light.
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  • Chiefs' Xavier Williams: Receives return designation

    Williams (ankle) was designated to return from injured reserve Wednesday, per the NFL's official transaction log. Williams was placed on IR in early October after suffering a high ankle sprain, but he can now return to practice and potentially be activated in the coming weeks.
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  • Chiefs' Xavier Williams: Lands on injured reserve

    Williams (ankle) was placed on injured reserve Wednesday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. Williams suffered a high ankle sprain during Sunday's loss against the Colts and will now be sidelined for at least the next eight weeks. Terrell McClain signed with the Chiefs on Tuesday and provides additional depth at defensive tackle.
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  • Chiefs' Xavier Williams: Signs with Chiefs

    Williams signed a contract with the Chiefs on Tuesday, Terez A. Paylor of The Kansas City Star reports. The Cardinals declined to match the Chiefs' offer on Williams, who was a restricted free agent in Arizona. Last season, he recorded a career-high 20 tackles and forced a fumble in 11 games (one start). Bennie Logan, the Chiefs' starting nose tackle last season, remains a free agent, so there is a strong chance Williams could immediately find himself in a starting role.
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  • Cardinals' Xavier Williams: Totals 20 tackles in 2017

    Williams had 20 tackles (16 solo), one forced fumble and a half-sack in 11 games with the Cardinals in 2017. Williams held a reserve role in Arizona's defensive line rotation throughout the season and earned one start. The 25-year-old enters 2018 as a restricted free agent for the Cardinals.
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  • Cardinals' Xavier Williams: Active Week 7

    Williams (knee) is active for Sunday's game against the Rams, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports. Williams was held out of practice on Wednesday before logging limited participation on Thursday and Friday. Though he may not be 100 percent, he won't need to see the field often as a depth player along the defensive line.
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