The Cowboys parted ways with running back Ryan Williams on Tuesday, reports ESPNDallas.com. Williams has not played in a game since 2012.
Moreover, the team released linebacker Cameron Lawrence and offensive lineman Ryan Miller.
Cowboys running back Ryan Williams was not able to participate in Wednesday's OTA session because of swelling in his knee, reports the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Williams has not played in a game since 2012.
The Cowboys signed running back Ryan Williams to a two-year contract extension on Tuesday, reports the Star-Telegram. Williams signed a deal last offseason, but never stepped foot on the field. He has not made an appearance in a game since 2012 with the Cardinals.
The Cowboys have sliced their roster down to 53 with a slew of moves on Saturday.
The have released the following offensive players: wide receivers Jamar Newsome, LaRon Byrd and Dezmon Briscoe, guards Stephen Goodin and Uche Nwaneri, running backs Ryan Williams, Phillip Tanner and D.J. Adams, tackle Josh Aladenoye, center Ronald Patrick and tight end Asa Watson.
Among the defenders they let go are linemen Kenneth Boatright, Dartwan Bush and Caesar Rayford, cornerback Terrance Mitchell, safety Ryan Smithl and linebackers Dontravis Sapp, Will Smith and Keith Smith.
The Cowboys also waived/injured linebacker Orie Lemon and defensive tackle Zach Minter while placing safety Jakar Hamilton and cornerback Orlando Scandrick on the reserve/suspended list.
The Cowboys will go into the season with DeMarco Murray as the starting running back and Lance Dunbar being used as a specialist, reports ESPN.
But Joseph Randle and Ryan Williams are competing for the No. 3 job, and Randle "has the inside track." The report also says Randle "would likely take over the every-down role if something were to happen to Murray."
The Cowboys signed running back Ryan Williams, who was released by the Cardinals last week. Coach Jason Garrett said the 2011 second-round pick put on an "impressive" workout Saturday, reports the Dallas Morning News.
The Cardinals released running back Ryan Williams, who was inactive for all 16 games last year. A second-round pick in 2011, Williams had his career derailed by multiple injuries.
Cardinals running back Ryan Williams has apparently been working hard this offseason on regaining his form. Williams didn't play at all in 2013 and was listed as inactive every week after injuries sidelined him in 2011 and most of 2012.
"3 yrs ago i was told that i wouldnt be able to run like i use to," Williams tweeted. "[M]y squad will tell u, since last summer...i've been runnin better. Blessed!!...To still be doin it like i do it!! In due time...itll show!!"
The Cardinals have spoken highly of Williams this offseason and seem open to giving him a chance to earn a roster spot.
The Cardinals plan to give running back Ryan Williams an opportunity to be part of their backfield rotation with Andre Ellington and Stepfan Taylor, reports Fox Sports. Williams was a healthy scratch in every game last season.
Cardinals coach Bruce Arians praised running back Ryan Williams' attitude last season when he was a healthy scratch for every game. But the coach conceded Williams' roster spot is not secure, saying "he could be gone."
“Ryan has a chance this year,” Arians told the team's website. “He went into training camp (last year) and missed the entire preseason. It’s very hard to become a player during the season when you miss the entire preseason. He did impressive things on the scout team. The big thing, he came to work every day. The consistency of showing up to work every day, that will be the big thing for him in training camp this year.”
The Cardinals sound like they plan to keep running back Ryan Williams for 2014 even though he didn't play at all in 2013, reports the team's official website.
Williams is a 2011 second-round pick whose first two seasons were all but a wash because of injuries, and he barely made the roster in 2013 but ended up inactive for all 16 games.
"Ryan is a tremendous talent," general manager Steve Keim said. "He's a guy who still, on the practice field, shows us the movement skills, the run ability, the change of direction is fantastic. Obviously he has had to battle injuries, which has probably been his biggest issue. And last year, bringing in Stepfan Taylor and Andre Ellington and the impact both of those players made instantly put Ryan on the backburner. "He's a guy we still have hopes for. He's still got the ability and I think Bruce (Arians) just wants him to put it all together."
The report says Williams is due a salary of about $1 million this season, with a cap hit of $1.5 million. Releasing him would save $1 million.
The Cardinals have ruled quarterback Ryan Lindley, safety Curtis Taylor, running back Ryan Williams, linebacker Dontay Moch, offensive lineman Nate Potter, tight end Kory Sperry and defensive end Ronald Talley inactive for Week 17 against San Francisco.
The Cardinals have ruled Rashad Johnson, Ryan Williams, Dontay Moch, Nate Potter, Earl Watford, Kory Sperry and Ronald Talley all inactive for Sunday's game against the Seahawks in Week 16.
Cardinals tight end Rob Housler, who was doubtful with a groin injury, heads the team's list of inactives for the game at Tennessee. Also sitting out are quarterback Ryan Lindley, safety Curtis Taylor, linebacker Dontay Moch, running back Ryan Williams, guard Earl Watford and defensive end Ronald Talley.
The Cardinals have listed WR Brittan Golden, QB Ryan Lindley, RB Ryan Williams, LB Dontay Moch, G Earl Watford, TE Kory Sperry and DE Ronald Talley as inactive Week 14 against the Rams.
None of the seven players were listed on the injury report entering the week. All seven are healthy scratches.
In addition to running back Andre Ellington, who is out with a knee injury, the Cardinals' list of inactives for Week 13 at Philadelphia includes quarterback Ryan Lindley, running back Ryan Williams, linebacker Dontay Moch, offensive lineman Earl Watford, tight end Kory Sperry and defensive back Ronald Talley. All are healthy scratches.
Cardinals running back Ryan Williams has been inactive for each game this season, and it doesn't look like his role is going to increase moving forward. A knee injury during training camp pushed Williams down the depth chart early on, and running backs coach Stump Mitchell thinks that is the reason Williams hasn't seen the field.
"Had he been able to [practice], he may have had the opportunity to be up," Mitchell told ESPN.com Saturday. "If he's up he has the opportunity to be in the ball games. He'll have that opportunity again next year."
Williams has played in just five games since being a second round pick in 2011, as a result of knee issues. He was surpassed by Andre Ellington, but still believes in his ability to be a to be a contributor down the road.
"Just like [coach Bruce Arians] said at the beginning of the season, everybody has a role on this team," Williams said. "And I think I figured my role out, and that's it, I'm just going to continue to work hard. Be the best player I can be for this team. Point blank."
The Cardinals have made WR Brittan Golden, QB Ryan Lindley, RB Ryan Williams, LB Dontay Moch, OG Earl Watford, TE Kory Sperry and DE Ron Talley inactive Week 12 against the Colts.
Golden was the only player listed on the injury report Friday. He was considered questionable with a hamstring injury.
Cardinals running back Ryan Williams, linebacker Dontay Moch (illness), wide receiver Brittan Golden (hamstring), quarterback Ryan Lindley, tight end Kory Sperry, defensive end Ronald Talley and guard Earl Watford were among the team's inactives for Week 11 at Jacksonville.
Cardinals WR Brittan Golden, QB Ryan Lindley, RB Ryan Williams, LB Dontay Moch, G Earl Watford, TE Kory Sperry and DE Ronald Talley are inactive Week 10 against the Texans.
Golden was the only player listed on the team's injury report. He's dealing with a hamstring issue.