Buffalo has signed Williams to a one-year contract as a free agent, Chris Brown of the Bills' official site reports.
Williams profiles as a logical signing for the Bills for two reasons: 1) He can play tackle or guard, and the team was looking for that kind of versatility, as it is already set for the five starters. 2) He's yet another former Panther with ties to Bills GM Brandon Beane and coach Sean McDermott, both of whom started their careers with the Carolina franchise. Expect Williams to provide valuable depth as the Bills continue to beef up their offense around Josh Allen, with the ability to start in a pinch if injuries hit hard.
Williams (knee) has gained medical clearance and is good to go for the start of training camp, Max Henson of the Panthers' official site reports.
Williams had been limited during offseason work after recovering from a torn MCL and dislocated patella. The Panthers were so confident in his ability to rebound, they even signed him to a one-year extension this offseason. Now that Williams is healthy, he's projected to regain his position as the team's starting right tackle.
Williams (knee) is participating in individual drills during the opening days of OTAs, Bill Voth of the Panthers' official site reports.
Williams is recovering from surgery to repair a torn MCL and dislocated patella in his right knee, an injury he suffered in Week 1 of last season. The Panthers felt good enough about Williams' ability to rebound by signing him to a one-year extension this offseason. The veteran's progress up to this point suggests he's nearing a return to the full participation.
Coach Ron Rivera said Wednesday that Williams' recovery from right knee surgery is "going as scheduled," Joe Person of The Athletic reports.
Williams underwent the procedure in September and missed the remainder of the 2018 season after suffering the injury Week 1. The 26-year-old is on track to slot back in as the Panthers' starting right tackle in 2019, assuming his smooth recovery continues.
Williams (knee) re-signed with the Panthers on Wednesday on a one-year, $7 million contract, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
Williams played just 56 offensive snaps last season before undergoing surgery on his right knee and landing on injured reserve. A second-team All-Pro selection in 2017, the 26-year-old should be ready to step back in as the Panthers' starting right tackle in 2019. If health prevails and his performance is up to his 2017 standard, Williams should cash in upon re-entering free agency next March.
The Panthers placed Williams (knee) on injured reserve Wednesday, Joe Person of The Athletic reports.
Williams recently underwent surgery on his right knee, a procedure that was reportedly unrelated to the dislocated patella he suffered in the offseason. In any case, the 2017 second-team All-Pro will be sidelined for at least the next eight weeks, with the potential to rejoin the 53-man roster thereafter as one of the two league-allotted players the Panthers can bring back IR. For the time being, Williams' role at right tackle will be covered by Amini Silatou and newly signed Chris Clark.
Williams (knee) is expected to be placed on injured reserve, Jourdan Rodrigue of The Charlotte Observer reports.
Williams will seek surgery on his injured knee, Rodrigue also reports. Though Williams will undergo surgery on his right knee, it appears that the 2017 second-team All-Pro's injury is unrelated to the dislocated patella he suffered in the offseason. If Williams is placed on injured reserve, he will be eligible to rejoin the Panthers after eight games.
Williams left Sunday's game against the Cowboys with a knee injury and will not return, Jourdan Rodrigue of the Charlotte Observer reports.
Williams, a second-team All-Pro selection in 2017, was questionable with a knee injury earlier this week before ultimately being declared active for Sunday's contest. Max Henson of the Panthers' official site noted that Williams was carted off the field, so there will be concern that this is a serious injury. As long as he is out, look for Amini Silatolu to take over for Carolina at right tackle.
Williams (knee) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Cowboys, David Newton of ESPN.com reports.
Williams returned to practice this week after tearing his MCL and dislocating the patella in his right knee in July, but he appears to have a legitimate chance of playing Sunday. Corey Robinson seems likely to start at right tackle if Williams is unable to suit up, with Matt Kalil (knee) on injured reserve.
Williams (knee) returned to practice Sunday, Max Henson of the Panthers' official site reports.
Williams dislocated his right patella and tore the MCL in his right knee during the opening days of training camp in late July. However, the offensive lineman is making significant progress in his recovery and may only be a few weeks out from returning to the field.
Williams (MCL) is ahead of schedule in his recovery and isn't certain whether he will begin the season on injured reserve, David Newton of ESPN.com reports.
Williams was originally expected to miss half of the regular season because of the injury, but it appears his timeline has since been accelerated. A better estimate of his timeline will likely arise when the regular season rolls around and his status needs to be clarified.
Williams (knee) is expected to miss half of the regular season, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Williams opted to rehab instead surgery this offseason, and it looks like that decision will land the big fella on Injured Reserve to begin 2018. Williams could be eligible to return around midseason, but such a development is too far out to predict at the moment.
Williams (knee) was diagnosed with a dislocated patella and torn MCL in his right knee Saturday, Bryan Strickland of the Panthers' official site reports.
Williams, a second-team All-Pro last season, injured his knee while setting up to pass block at Saturday morning's practice. The timetable for Williams' recovery has yet to be set, but as long as he is out, expect Taylor Moton to see starting reps at right tackle. Moton was a second-round pick in 2017 and has yet to start an NFL game.
Williams was carted off the field Saturday with a potentially significant right knee injury, Jourdan Rodrigue of The Charlotte Observer reports.
Williams was taken to a hospital for his injury, suggesting the issue is likely serious. Additional information on his status should arise after some follow-up tests, with Taylor Moton expected to receive the first shot at the starting offensive line job should Williams' injury prove serious.
Williams (ankle) was a full participant in Thursday's practice.
The second-year tackle has been able to practice each of the past two days and he appears to be on track for a return. Williams has been sidelined for the last three games after suffering an ankle injury against the Raiders. If he's cleared to play Saturday, it'll be a significant boon to the right side of the Panthers' offensive line.
Williams (ankle) returned to practice Wednesday.
Williams has been out since Week 12 with an ankle issue. If he's cleared to play this weekend, look for him to regain his starting right tackle position.
Williams (ankle) will not play in Monday's tilt versus the Redskins, Steve Reed of the Associated Press reports.
The absence will mark Williams' third consecutive game missed. Trai Turner will presumably continue filling in at right tackle while Williams is sidelined.
Williams (ankle) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Chargers.
Williams is set to miss his second consecutive contest due to the ankle issue, but he'll look to return in Week 15 against the Redskins.
Williams (ankle) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Seahawks.
Williams suffered the ankle injury during last week's loss to the Raiders, and he'll be unable to return on Sunday. His next opportunity to play will be next week against the Chargers.
Williams (ankle) is doubtful to return to Sunday's game against the Raiders.
Williams suffered his injury and was forced to exit in the second half. The specifics of the ankle issue remain unclear at this point.