Williams caught four of five targets for 26 yards and a touchdown and added five yards on three carries during Sunday's 42-24 win over Oakland.
The Raiders were closing quickly on Aaron Rodgers on a goal-line possession in the final moments of the first half. The veteran passer adjusted quickly, flipping the ball out into the flat for a two-yard touchdown to Williams. Though he scored, the performance was a letdown after Williams' 136-yard game in Week 6. The BYU product has been more efficient on the season than stablemate Aaron Jones, averaging 4.6 yards per carry to Jones' 4.0, but has garnered more touches than Jones just twice in six games. It'd be foolish to count on him to get the lion's share of carries in any given week, though he's become a relatively reliable receiver with three receiving touchdowns this season.
Williams rushed 14 times for 104 yards and caught four of five targets for 32 yards and a touchdown in Monday night's 23-22 win over the Lions.
Williams returned to the lineup after missing Week 5 with a concussion, and although Aaron Jones started as usual at tailback, Williams made his presence felt once offered the opportunity. Specifically, after Jones fumbled and dropped a would-be touchdown on consecutive drives, Williams was put in the game and quickly responded with a five-yard touchdown. He then ripped off a career-long, 45-yard rush on Green Bay's next series, ultimately helping him top 100 yards for the second time in his career. In comparison, Jones finished with 11 carries for 47 yards and four catches on seven targets for 13 more. Given that discrepancy, Williams could very well earn himself additional touches in Week 7 versus the Raiders, but considering Jones still ranks second league-wide with eight touchdowns and is usually rather reliable, Williams' extra work should still come in a second-string capacity.
Williams (concussion) was a full practice participant Thursday, Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com reports.
On the heels of completing the concussion protocol, Williams' reps weren't restricted, allowing him to rejoin Aaron Jones. The backfield duo both got regular snaps during the first three games of the campaign, with Williams getting 33 touches to Jones' 52 during that span.
Williams cleared the concussion protocol and took part in Thursday's practice, Matt Schneidman of The Athletic reports.
Two weeks removed from picking up the concussion, Williams has completed every step in the protocol for head injuries, including an evaluation by an independent neurologist. During Williams' one game on the pine, fellow running back Aaron Jones went off against the Cowboys in Week 5, accruing 26 touches for 182 yards from scrimmage and four rushing TDs. Considering the breakdown of snaps between Jones and Williams in the first four games of the season, a number of those touches should return to Williams on Monday against the Lions.
The Packers list Williams (concussion) as out for Sunday's game against the Cowboys, Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com reports.
After exiting the Packers' Week 4 loss to the Eagles on Thursday following a hit to the head, Williams was unable to partake in practice at any point this week. He'll thus miss his first game of the season while he remains embedded in the concussion protocol, leaving rookie sixth-round pick Dexter Williams and fullback Danny Vitale as the lone depth options on the roster available behind lead back Aaron Jones.
Williams (concussion) isn't practicing Friday, Matt Schneidman of The Athletic reports.
Williams appears headed for a Week 5 absence, leaving Dexter Williams as the No. 2 running back behind Aaron Jones for Sunday's game in Dallas. Another update will be available once the Packers release their final injury report later Friday.
Williams (concussion) didn't participate in Thursday's practice, Matt Schneidman of The Athletic reports.
It's unclear if Williams was able to perform any work on the side under the supervision of trainers, but his inability to practice in even a limited fashion for the second straight day doesn't bode well for his chances of suiting up Sunday in Dallas. If Williams ends up being sidelined, Dexter Williams would likely dress for the first time this season as the top understudy to starting running back Aaron Jones.
Williams (concussion) didn't practice Wednesday, Matt Schneidman of The Athletic reports.
Almost a week removed from the hit to the head he took from Eagles defensive lineman Derek Barnett, Williams doesn't appear to be in a good spot in his journey through the concussion protocol. Williams also suffered a neck injury on the play in question, so there's no telling when he'll gain clearance from both the team's medical staff in addition to an independent neurologist. With Williams' status for Week 5 in Dallas up in the air, the Packers' backfield boasts Aaron Jones, rookie Dexter Williams and fullback Danny Vitale.
A Packers spokesperson said Monday that Williams, who suffered an apparent head/neck injury in the Week 4 loss to the Eagles, has entered the NFL's concussion protocol, Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com reports.
Williams was present at the Packers' team facility Monday but wasn't able to meet with the media and provide an update on his condition since he remains in the protocol. Considering the running back was carted off the field and later hospitalized after taking a big blow to the head, he may have a tough time passing all five phases of the protocol before Sunday's game in Dallas arrives. If that's the case, rookie Dexter Williams would be the lone depth option at running back available behind starter Aaron Jones.
Williams (head/neck) didn't practice Monday, Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com reports.
Williams, who was carted off the field during this past Thursday's home loss to the Eagles, subsequently spent the night at a local hospital, but was discharged Friday morning. If Williams is unable to suit up this Sunday against the Cowboys -- which seems likely -- Dexter Williams is a candidate to be active as Aaron Jones' backup Week 5.
Coach Matt LaFleur said Williams (head/neck) was "doing well" Friday, when the running back was discharged from a Green Bay-area hospital, Wes Hodkiewicz of the Packers' official site reports.
Williams was in the throes of getting tackled on the Packers' first possession Thursday when Eagles defensive lineman Derek Barnett went shoulder first into the RB, who remained motionless on the field for a time before getting stretchered off. Promptly ruled out with head and neck injuries, Williams stayed the night at the hospital, seemingly as a precautionary measure. The Packers haven't revealed whether or not he suffered a concussion, but it wouldn't surprise if he ultimately heads to the protocol for head injuries.
Williams (head/neck) said he isn't in any pain, Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com reports.
Williams was carted off the field after a scary collision in Thursday's 34-27 loss to the Eagles. He was down on the field for a few minutes, so there's a good chance he's still dealing with concussion symptoms even if he isn't in pain.
Williams did not return to Thursday's game against the Eagles after taking a hit to the head, but he did have feeling and movement in all of his extremities when he was evaluated by medical staff.
The full extent of Williams' injuries has not been revealed as of yet, but the initial reports about his condition are positive. The Packers figure to provide more details regarding Williams' status after evaluating him again Friday or shortly thereafter.
Williams was carted off the field with an apparent head injury, Matt Schneidman of The Athletic reports.
Williams took a late shot to the head from Derek Barnett and spent a few minutes on the ground before eventually being loaded onto a stretcher and taken off the field. More information about his injury should be released after the game, but in the meantime Aaron Jones will take over all running back duties Thursday as the only active RB on Green Bay's game-day roster.
Williams (neck) was listed as a full participant on Tuesday's estimated practice report, Matt Schneidman of The Athletic reports.
For the second straight day, the Packers didn't hold a formal practice session in advance of Thursday's game against the Eagles, but Williams' estimated listing Tuesday indicates he's trending in the right direction for the Week 4 matchup. Williams handled an elevated snap share in the Week 3 win over the Broncos while top back Aaron Jones managed a shoulder injury, but the latter is also on track to be available against Philadelphia after he too was listed as a full participant on Tuesday's report.
Williams (neck) was listed as a limited participant in Monday's practice estimation, Matt Schneidman of The Athletic reports.
Green Bay didn't hold a formal practice Monday, so what Williams does in Tuesday's session will be telling with regard to his status for Thursday's game against the Eagles. The 24-year-old led the team in carries Sunday against Denver en route to 86 scrimmage yards.
Williams ran for 59 yards on 12 carries and added 27 yards on two catches during Sunday's 27-16 win over Denver.
After slowly increasing his workload through the first two weeks, Williams finally overtook Aaron Jones in touches Sunday, 14 to 11. Jones benefited from two of the most important touches -- a pair of touchdown carries -- but the slowly increasing role of Williams bears watching as Jones has struggled early -- averaging 3.8 yards per carry thus far this season. Look for Williams -- particularly with his receiving ability -- to continue to put pressure on his teammate Thursday against the Eagles.
Williams (ankle) doesn't have a designation on the final injury report for Sunday's game against the Broncos, Ryan Wood of the Green Bay Press-Gazette reports.
Added to the report Thursday as a limited participant, Williams upgraded to a full session to close out the week. He'll handle his usual role in the Green Bay backfield behind lead runner Aaron Jones.
Williams was limited at Thursday's practice due to an ankle injury.
Williams wasn't included on the Packers' first Week 3 injury report, so he may have picked up the issue Thursday. No matter how it happened, his ability to fit in some reps is somewhat encouraging. Ultimately, Friday's injury report will be telling for Williams' availability Sunday against the Broncos. If cleared, he's expected to spell Aaron Jones, per usual, out of the Packers' backfield.
Coach Matt LaFleur said Wednesday that he wants to "even up" carries between Williams and Aaron Jones, Ryan Wood of the Green Bay Press-Gazette reports.
Williams saw just nine carries for 28 yards while catching three passes for 13 yards and a touchdown during Sunday's win over the Vikings. Meanwhile, Jones logged a career-high 23 rushing attempts and compiled 150 scrimmage yards and a score on 27 touches. LaFleur is hoping to keep Jones fresh for the entire season and could prioritize a more balanced backfield going forward, but the Packers should still turn to the more explosive running back, Jones, in clutch situations.
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