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Dexter Williams: Released from practice squad
Williams was released from the Browns' practice squad Tuesday, Marla Ridenour of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.
Williams was added to the Browns' practice squad while they dealt with a COVID-19 outbreak to their running back room. Now that Nick Chubb and Demetric Felton are back, Williams finds himself as the odd man out. In a corresponding move, Cleveland re-signed John Kelly to its practice squad.... See More ... See Less
Dexter Williams: Signs with practice squad
Williams was added to the Browns' practice squad Wednesday.
With Nick Chubb and Demetric Felton on the reserve/COVID-19 list, the Browns added Williams to provide some depth to their backfield. The 2019 sixth-round pick has spent time on both the Packers' and Giants' practice squads this season. Both Chubb and Felton could play in Sunday's contest if they are able to clear COVID-19 protocols, but it's possible Williams could split the backup role with Brian Hill in the event neither are cleared.... See More ... See Less
Dexter Williams: Cut from practice squad
Williams has been cut from the Giants' practice squad, Aaron Wilson of Sportstalk 790 Houston reports.
Williams rejoined the team's practice squad prior to Week 8. It was his second stint with the unit. He last suited up for a game in 2020 with the Packers.... See More ... See Less
Dexter Williams: Rejoins practice squad
The Giants re-signed Williams to the practice squad Friday, Dan Salomone of the Giants' official site reports.
Williams is set for his second stint on the Giants' practice squad this season. He hasn't suited up for NFL action since appearing in three games with the Packers in 2020.... See More ... See Less
Dexter Williams: Cut from practice squad
The Giants cut Williams from the practice squad Wednesday, Dan Salomone of the team's official site reports.
Williams appeared in seven total games with the Packers from 2019-20. Now that he's been cut loose by the Giants, the third-year pro will compete to latch on with another practice squad.... See More ... See Less
Dexter Williams: Waived by Packers
Williams was cut by the Packers on Tuesday, Ryan Wood of the Green Bay Press-Gazette reports.
The third-year running back running back ran for a respectable 4.8 yards on 17 carries over the Packers' three preseason games, but he resided at or near the bottom of the depth chart the entire time, and the Packers ultimately decided to drop the 2019 sixth-round pick. Only three running backs are likely to occupy spots on Green Bay's roster heading into Week 1, so Williams could take a place on the practice squad.... See More ... See Less
Packers' Dexter Williams: Unable to move up depth chart
Williams had eight carries for 22 yards in Saturday's preseason game against the Jets.
Williams got twice as many chances to run the ball as he did in the Packers' preseason opener, but he did not do much with the extra opportunities and remains in the fifth spot at his position on the depth chart with just one exhibition game remaining.... See More ... See Less
Packers' Dexter Williams: Seemingly last on depth chart
Williams had four carries for 32 yards in the Packers' preseason opener against the Texans.
Williams was the Packers' leading rusher on the night, but he did not receive a carry until the team's final drive, which -- per Matt Schneidman of The Athletic -- suggests he is currently in the fifth spot on the depth chart among the five running backs in camp.... See More ... See Less
Packers' Dexter Williams: Inks reserve/future deal
Williams has signed a reserve/future contract with the Packers.
Williams was just cut from the Packers' practice squad prior to their loss in the NFC Championship Game. His departure was used to add offensive line depth. He spent most of the 2020 season on Green Bay's practice squad, but he did ultimately suit up for three games and record eight yards on two rushes.... See More ... See Less
Dexter Williams: Shown door in Green Bay
Williams was cut from the Packers' practice squad Saturday.
Williams' departure opened a spot on the practice squad for punter Ryan Winslow. Williams, a 2019 sixth-round pick, played seven offensive snaps for the Packers this year, rushing twice for eight yards.... See More ... See Less
Dexter Williams: Reverts to practice squad
Williams reverted to the Packers' practice squad Monday, per the NFL's official transaction log.
Williams garnered four snaps on special teams and three more on offense during a Sunday night win over the Titans, but the 23-year-old didn't get any work on the ground as he did during his last appearance Week 9. A knee injury kept Williams on the practice squad injured list between Nov. 11 and Dec. 15, but now he's available once again to provide depth to Green Bay's backfield when called upon.... See More ... See Less
Packers' Dexter Williams: Elevated for Week 16
Williams was promoted to the Packers' active roster from the practice squad Saturday, Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com reports.
The 23-year-old is a gameday elevation for Sunday's matchup with the Titans as Jamaal Williams (quadriceps) is expected to be sidelined. Dexter Williams is unlikely to see many offensive opportunities behind Aaron Jones and AJ Dillon.... See More ... See Less
Dexter Williams: Shakes off injury
The Packers restored Williams (knee) from the practice squad injured list Tuesday.
Williams has recovered from the sprained MCL he suffered during a win over San Francisco in Week 9. He'll likely remain on the practice squad unless one of Aaron Jones, Jamaal Williams or AJ Dillon picks up an injury.... See More ... See Less
Dexter Williams: Suffers sprained MCL
The Packers placed Williams (knee) on the practice squad injured list Wednesday after he was diagnosed with a sprained MCL, Jim Owczarski of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.
Williams will miss three weeks of practice time after suffering the injury in last Thursday's win over the 49ers. The Packers signed Mike Weber to the practice squad to bolster their organizational depth at running back while Williams is on the mend.... See More ... See Less
Packers' Dexter Williams: May be facing long-term injury
Packers head coach Matt LaFleur said that the knee injury Williams sustained in Thursday's 34-17 win over the 49ers is "potentially" a long-term concern, Matt Schneidman of The Athletic reports.
After AJ Dillon and Jamaal Williams were placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list earlier this week, the Packers called up Dexter Williams from the practice squad ahead of Thursday's contest to provide depth at running back behind Aaron Jones and Tyler Ervin. Williams carried two times for eight yards in the second quarter before being announced as out for the remainder of the contest coming out of halftime. Though LaFleur didn't get into specifics about the injury, the Packers apparently fear Williams could miss significant time, pending the results of his follow-up tests. The Packers should have a good chance of getting at least one of Jamaal Williams and Dillon back for their next game Nov. 15 against the Jaguars, so Dexter likely wouldn't have been a part of the backfield rotation beyond this week even if he hadn't gotten hurt.... See More ... See Less
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