Williams (elbow) agreed Wednesday with the 49ers on a six-year, $138.06 million contract, according to his agency, Elite Loyalty Sports.
Per the agency, $55 million of the $138.06 million is guaranteed, while Dianna Russini of ESPN relays that Williams' contract also includes a $30.1 million signing bonus. The total value of the deal makes Williams the highest-paid lineman in NFL history, and it seemingly justifies the star left tackle's gambit to sit out the 2019 season after he chose not to accept an extension from Washington. The Football Team eventually moved him to San Francisco last spring, with the 32-year-old seamlessly stepping in for the retired Joe Staley and returning to the Pro Bowl form he had previously shown in Washington. Since entering the league in 2010, Williams has started in 133 of his 134 games while picking up eight Pro Bowl nods.
Williams (elbow) was placed on injured reserve Friday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Williams was already ruled out for the season finale against the Seahawks, so this move simply opens up a roster spot. Justin Skule is slated to start at left tackle Sunday. Williams will take a strong resume into free agency in March after being nominated to an eighth Pro Bowl.
Williams (elbow) is expected to miss San Francisco's regular-season finale against the Seahawks, Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com reports.
Williams is dealing with a sprained elbow, an unforeseen development after the 32-year-old fielded all 56 offensive snaps during Saturday's 20-12 win over the Cardinals. The 2010 No. 4 overall draft choice continues to play at an elite level, having recently earned his eighth consecutive Pro Bowl nod by virtue of his performance this season.
Williams (undisclosed) is active for Sunday's matchup against the Rams.
Williams resided on the reserve/COVID-19 list for eight days during the course of San Francisco's Week 11 bye, but the seven-time Pro Bowler has cleared NFL protocols in time for a crucial road trip to Los Angeles. The 32-year-old will be responsible for protecting quarterback Nick Mullens' blindside, as the 4-6 49ers try to keep postseason hopes alive with an upset win.
Williams (undisclosed) was activated from the reserve/COVID-19 list Saturday and is questionable for Sunday's game against the Rams, Matt Barrows of The Athletic reports.
The 32-year-old landed back on the COVID-19 list last week but may be able to retake the field Week 12. Williams should return to his starting role at left tackle if he's able to play Sunday.
Williams was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list by the 49ers on Friday, Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
Williams resided on the COVID list for the same reason in early November, sitting out two days upon being considered a close contact to teammate Kendrick Bourne, who logged a positive COVID-19 test Nov. 4. San Francisco benefits from the team currently being on bye, providing opportunity for the star offensive tackle to return in time for a Week 12 road trip to take on the Rams.
The 49ers reinstated Williams from the reserve/COVID-19 list Friday.
After teammate Kendrick Bourne was placed on the list Wednesday following his positive COVID-19 test, Williams, Brandon Aiyuk and Deebo Samuel were added to the list later in the day when the three were identified to be in close contact with Bourne. All four players were then held out of Thursday's 34-17 loss to the Packers, even though Bourne proceeded to test negative Thursday and Friday, seemingly confirming that the initial test result was a false positive. Now that he's been cleared to return to team activities, Williams should reclaim his starting role at left tackle in the 49ers' next game Nov. 15 in New Orleans.
Williams was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list by the 49ers on Wednesday and won't play in Thursday's game against Green Bay, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports.
Williams was placed on the list because he came into close contact with someone who had tested positive for the virus. The veteran will need to reside on the list for at least five days. With Williams sidelined, Justin Skule will take over as the team's starting left tackle for Thursday's game.
Williams (ankle) is officially active for Sunday's game against the Patriots.
Coach Kyle Shanahan expressed optimism that the veteran lineman would be able to play Sunday, and it appears that optimism was well placed. Williams should take up his usual starting post at left tackle for San Fran.
Coach Kyle Shanahan is optimistic that Williams (ankle) will play Sunday against the Patriots, Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com reports.
Williams is officially considered questionable, and Shanahan stated his availability will come down to a game-time decision. Having the veteran on board would be vital against the Patriots' pass rush, especially since Jimmy Garoppolo is just two weeks removed from a high-ankle sprain. If Williams suffers a setback, however, Justin Skule is expected to start at left tackle.
Williams didn't suffer a broken ankle, nor a high-ankle sprain during Sunday's win over the Rams, David Lombardi of The Athletic reports.
This news is certainly a good sign for the long-term injury outlook of the veteran, however, the pain was significant enough to force him to miss Wednesday's practice. Williams' practice availability throughout the week will be a good gauge on his chances to play Sunday, but if he's forced to sit out, Justin Skule would likely take over at left tackle.
Williams came out of Sunday's 24-16 victory over the Rams with an ankle issue, Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com reports.
While the severity of the injury is unknown at this time, Williams was able to finish the contest. More information on his status should come out as the week progresses. If he ultimately does have to miss any time, Justin Skule would be the likely candidate to replace him at left tackle.
Williams (head) was able to return to Sunday's game against the Rams, Eric Branch of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Williams has been cleared to return, providing some much-needed relief for the injury-riddled 49ers. The left tackle's return pushed Justin Skule back to a bench role.
Williams (head) is questionable to return to Sunday's game against the Rams.
If Williams' head injury turns out to be a concussion, he will need to clear concussion protocol in order to return to this game or suit up next week against New England. Justin Skule takes his spot at left tackle.
Williams said Thursday that he feels "rejuvenated to say the least" after having been traded to the 49ers, Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com reports.
Williams has had the benefit of over a year away from the field to recover from the physical stresses of playing in the NFL, as his last game-time action came December of 2018. The 31-year-old noted that it was effectively his first sabbatical from football in over two decades, saying "I feel like I'm 25 again." Williams, who was traded to the 49ers in exchange for a 2020 fifth-round pick and a 2021 third-round pick on Saturday, also confirmed his intent to participate in offseason training with his new team. He's in line to replace Joe Staley as San Francisco's starting left tackle.
Williams (head) was traded to the 49ers from Washington on Saturday for a fifth-round pick in the 2020 Draft and a third-round pick next year, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
The Williams saga is finally over. After a grueling public relations battle with the Redskins' front office over the past 12 months, the former Pro Bowl left tackle will find a new home in San Francisco. The 31-year-old had a growth removed from his head during the lead-in to the 2019 season, ultimately opting to sit out the entire campaign in what essentially amounted to a contract-related holdout. With 13-year starter Joe Staley reportedly still contemplating retirement, the Williams acquisition would go a long way toward finding an immediate replacement.
Williams' agent reiterated Tuesday that the left tackle wants to be traded or released, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
Williams has been seeking his trade or release since last offseason, and he was finally given permission to find a trade a few weeks ago. His representatives have been able to locate potential trade partners, but Washington management hasn't been able to complete a deal. The 31-year-old left tackle seems to be hoping public pressure can move the process along, perhaps noting that the team recently traded away top cornerback Quinton Dunbar for a mere fifth-round pick.
The Redskins have given Williams (head) permission to seek a trade, Dianna Russini of ESPN reports.
Williams missed the entire 2019 season as a result of frustrations with Washington's medical staff and an inability to comfortably wear a football helmet, having undergone surgery the previous offseason to remove a cancerous growth from his skull. The star left tackle has long made his intent to seek either a trade or a new deal explicitly clear, and though the arrival of new coach Ron Rivera appeared to bring a more positive light to his relationship with the Redskins, it now looks as though Williams will move on to greener pastures. In spite of any lingering medical concerns (Williams hasn't played a full 16-game season since 2013), the seven-time Pro Bowler should find himself in high demand by teams around the league, as premier left tackles are highly sought-after commodities. It remains to be seen, however, what compensation Washington would demand in order to move Williams.
Williams (head) has been in contact with new Washington coach Ron Rivera, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Williams had surgery last offseason to remove a cancerous growth on his head, and he ended up missing the entire 2019 campaign, citing frustration with the Washington organization as well as his inability to wear a football helmet without feeling pain. It isn't clear if the seven-time Pro Bowler might be willing to play for the team now that there's a new coaching staff and a new medical staff in place. Rivera hopes to convince the star left tackle to suit up for Washington in 2020, the final season of Williams' five-year, $66 million contract.
Williams (head) has been placed on the non-football injury list, officially ruling him out for the 2019 season, Adam Caplan of SiriusXM Radio reports.
Williams was unable to wear a helmet without pain after undergoing offseason surgery, and he never seemed to have any intention of playing for Washington again. His 2019 season is over before it started, while the battle between player and team rages on. The 31-year-old left tackle was named as a Pro Bowler each of the past seven seasons.