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Detroit Lions

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January 3, 2021 05:20 PM
Lions' Nick Williams: Questionable to return
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Williams left Sunday's game due to an ankle injury.

After suffering an ankle injury at the start of the second half Sunday, Williams is questionable to return. The veteran plays a key role for Detroit's defensive line and has recorded 22 tackles (11 solo) and one sack this season.

November 19, 2020 06:44 PM
Lions' Nick Williams: All clear Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Williams (shoulder) was a full participant during Thursday's practice.

Williams was forced to miss last week's game against Washington due to the shoulder issue, but he appears on track for a return. Now that he appears fully healthy, expect the veteran to assume his usual starting role at one of the defensive tackle positions for Sunday's game against the Panthers.

November 15, 2020 12:00 PM
Lions' Nick Williams: Won't play Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Williams (shoulder) is officially inactive for Sunday's game against Washington.

Williams was unable to practice two of the three sessions this week with the shoulder issue, so this news isn't quite surprising. The starting defensive tackle has played at least 50 percent of snaps in the past four games, so his absence will hurt the defensive front. With Williams sidelined, look for an uptick in snaps for Frank Herron and John Penisini on the interior of the defensive line Sunday.

November 13, 2020 04:20 PM
Lions' Nick Williams: Questionable for Week 10
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Williams (shoulder) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against Washington, Nicki Jhabvala of The Washington Post reports.

Williams battled a shoulder injury in the early stages of the season, and it's not clear if this shoulder injury is related to that one. Either way, the starting defensive tackle will hope to play through it come Sunday. If Williams is unable to do so, John Penisini should see extra snaps on the interior of Detroit's defensive line.

September 25, 2020 04:24 PM
Lions' Nick Williams: Good to go for Week 3
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Williams (shoulder) doesn't carry an injury designation into Sunday's game against the Cardinals, Tim Twentyman of the Lions' official site reports.

Williams upgraded to a full practice Friday after a pair of limited sessions to start the week, clearing him for the Lions' Week 3 trip to Arizona. He recorded two tackles in his Detroit debut against the Bears before sitting out Week 2 against the Packers.

September 20, 2020 08:44 AM
Lions' Nick Williams: Downgraded to out
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Williams (shoulder) has been ruled out for Sunday's game versus the Packers.

Williams entered the weekend as questionable, but he's officially been downgraded. The Lions elevated Kevin Strong from the practice squad as depth, while John Penisini is expected to start at defensive tackle in this divisional matchup.

September 19, 2020 02:24 AM
Lions' Nick Williams: Questionable against Packers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Williams (shoulder) is questionable for Sunday's game versus the Packers, Tim Twentyman of the Lions' official site reports.

Williams was limited all week in practice. The 30-year-old DT played 63 percent of the team's defensive snaps in Week 1, so his absence would hurt the Lions' run-stopping abilities. If he is ruled out Sunday, expect rookie sixth-rounder John Penisini to slot into a starting role.

September 16, 2020 06:16 PM
Lions' Nick Williams: Hampered by shoulder
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Williams (shoulder) was limited during Wednesday's practice, Tim Twentyman of the Lions' official site reports.

Williams played 41 of 65 defensive snaps (63 percent) in Week 1's loss to the Bears, and he may have picked up this shoulder injury in that time. There shouldn't be an immediate concern about his availability for Sunday's contest against the Packers since he's still on the field, but rookie John Penisini will be prepared to fill in if Williams can't go.

March 15, 2019 01:08 PM
Bears' Nick Williams: Re-signing with Chicago
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Williams is re-signing with the Bears on a one-year contract, Adam Hoge of WGN Radio 720 AM Chicago reports.

Williams appeared in only two games for Chicago last season but evidently showed enough to earn another go-around with the team. However, he may again have trouble cracking a stacked Bears defensive front.

January 18, 2019 04:52 PM
Bears' Nick Williams: Plays in three games
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Williams had two tackles (one solo) in two games during 2018.

Williams was let go at roster cutdowns but rejoined the Bears a few days later. The 28-year-old was a healthy scratch in all but two games this season as he enters 2019 as an unrestricted free agent.

September 3, 2018 05:24 PM
Bears' Nick Williams: Returns to Chicago
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Williams re-signed with the Bears on Sunday, Larry Mayer of the team's official site reports.

Williams was let go on Saturday in order to keep a roster spot for tight end Adam Shaheen, who is now eligible to return from injured reserve this season since the Bears waited until after they reached the 53-man limit to place him on IR. Now that all that business has been taken care of, Williams was brought back to the active roster and will serve as a rotational piece along the defensive line when the Bears take on the Packers in the regular-season opener.

April 20, 2018 10:12 PM
Bears' Nick Williams: Signs with Bears
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Williams signed a contract with the Bears on Thursday.

Williams last played in 2016, recording eight tackles while playing in 10 games combined with the Dolphins and Chiefs. If he makes the Bears' roster in 2018 it will likely be as a depth lineman and special teams player.

July 27, 2017 05:00 AM
Texans' DeAndre Hopkins: Establishing rapport with Savage
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Hopkins noted after Wednesday's practice that he and quarterback Tom Savage made several successful on-field connections during the day, John Harris of the Texans' official site reports.

The two hooked up on a nice back-shoulder pass with Hopkins adjusting to make the catch, as evidence of their rapport. Hopkins will be an important part of the offense this season, but we suspect the preferred plan will be to run the ball more than pass, particularly with an inexperienced quarterback at the helm, whether that be Savage or rookie Deshaun Watson.

September 17, 2016 03:52 PM
Chiefs' Nick Williams: Records two tackles Week 1
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

WIlliams recorded two tackles (one solo) against the Chargers in Week 1.

Williams hasn't had much success in his career, but, if Week 1 is any indication, 2016 could be his best. He had just nine tackles since being drafted in 2013, all of which came last season. He's one of the primary backups at defensive end in Kansas City and will likely continue to see a mild number of snaps each week.

June 1, 2015 04:00 PM
Falcons re-sign Patrick DiMarco, Cliff Matthews
by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com

The Falcons re-signed fullback Patrick DiMarco and defensive end Cliff Matthews, the team announced on Tuesday. 

DiMarco was an exclusive-rights free agent, and Matthews was scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent in March. 

DiMarco had 17 catches for 111 yards and a touchdown in two seasons with the Falcons. Matthews has appeared in 32 games, mainly on special teams, in four years with the team. 

The Falcons also brought in WR Nick Williams, a former Redskin. 

June 2, 2015 04:26 AM
Alex Smith among Chiefs' inactives for Week 17
by Sean D'Oliveira | CBS Sports Staff

The Chiefs listed quarterback Alex Smith as inactive for Week 17’s game against the Chargers.

Smith is suffering from a lacerated spleen which is expected to keep him out for six weeks.

Other inactives included Donnie Avery, Phillip Gaines, Marcus Cooper, Eric Kush, Laurent Duvernay-Tardif and Nick Williams.

Wide receiver Dwayne Bowe (shoulder) and running back Jamaal Charles (hamstring, ankle) were listed as questionable, but are active.

June 2, 2015 04:39 AM
Chiefs release inactives list for Sunday's game against the Steelers
by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com

The following players for the Chiefs have been deemed inactive for Sunday's game against the Steelers: quarterback Aaron Murray, wide receiver Donnie Avery, offensive linemen Eric Kush, Laurent Duvernay-Tardif, Nick Williams, cornerback Marcus Cooper and running back Charcandrick West.

June 2, 2015 05:06 AM
Chiefs list Week 13 inactives vs. Broncos
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

The Chiefs have listed the following players as inactive for Sunday night's matchup with the Broncos: wide receiver Junior Hemingway (concussion), cornerback Jamell Fleming (hamstring), tight end Phillip Supernaw, quarterback Aaron Murray, center Eric Kush, tackle Laurent Duvernay-Tardif and defensive tackle Nick Williams.

Hemingway was previously ruled out on the team's final injury report. Fleming had been listed as probable to play in Week 13.

The team will have both defensive tackle Kevin Vickerson (calf) and cornerback Chris Owens (knee, abdomen) after both players were listed as questionable. While Fleming is inactive after being listed as probable, the following probables are active Sunday night: wide receiver Donnie Avery (groin), punter Dustin Colquitt (knee), tight end Anthony Fasano (knee), linebacker Tamba Hali (knee), cornerback Sean Smith (groin) and tackle Donald Stephenson (shoulder).

June 2, 2015 05:13 AM
Chiefs sign DL Nick Williams to replace Eric Berry
by Sean D'Oliveira | CBS Sports Staff

The Chiefs signed defensive lineman Nick Williams off the Steelers’ practice squad Monday, reports ESPN.

The Chiefs had an extra spot on their 53-man roster after safety Eric Berry was placed on the non-football injury list with lymphoma. Williams has yet to play in an NFL regular season game.

June 2, 2015 06:55 AM
Steelers fill up practice squad
by Larry Hartstein |

The Steelers signed receivers C.J. Goodwin and Derek Moye, offensive lineman Alejandro Villanueva, defensive backs Shaquille Richardson and Ross Ventrone, defensive linemen Josh Mauro and Nick Williams, running back Josh Harris, tight end Rob Blanchflower and linebacker Howard Jones to their practice squad.

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Game Log
DateOpponentResultTKLASTTOTSCKINTPDEFFFSTY
Sun 09/13vs CHIL 23-2711200000
Sun 09/20@ GBL 21-4200000000
Sun 09/27@ ARIW 26-2321300000
Sun 10/04vs NOL 29-3501100000
Sun 10/25@ ATLW 23-2211200000
Sun 11/01vs INDL 21-4120200000
Sun 11/08@ MINL 20-3412300000
Sun 11/15@ DETL 27-3000000000
Sun 11/22@ CARL 0-2002200100
Thu 11/26vs HOUL 25-4111210000
Sun 12/06@ CHIW 34-3012300000
Sun 12/13vs GBL 24-3100000000
Sun 12/20@ TENL 25-4600000000
Sat 12/26vs TBL 7-4710100000
Sun 01/03vs MINL 35-3710100100
Career Defensive Stats
SeasonTeamGGSTKLTLKASTSACKSINTYDSLGDTDPASS DEF
2021DET00000000000
2020DET1413231211100002
2019CHI165422418600002
2018CHI20211000000
2016MIA100871000000
2015KC140954000000
2014KC20000000000
2013PIT000 0.00 000-00
Total581884 49.035 700-04
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-4/310
Birthdate:
02/21/1990
Age:
31
Hometown:
Birmingham, AL
School:
Samford
NFL Experience:
7
Awards: