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Pittsburgh Steelers

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January 6, 2021 10:24 AM
Steelers' Vince Williams: Minimal role against Cleveland
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Williams recorded one solo tackle in Sunday's 24-22 loss to the Browns.

Williams was on the field for only 28 defensive snaps in Sunday's regular-season finale since the Steelers had clinched a playoff spot and chose to rest some of their starters. Williams missed two of the final four weeks of the season but still finished the regular season with 69 tackles (47 solo), including three sacks, along with two fumble recoveries over 14 games. The 31-year-old should be healthy heading into the playoffs this year and will likely continue to play a starting role for Pittsburgh in 2021.

December 23, 2020 02:28 PM
Steelers' Vince Williams: Removed from COVID list
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Williams was activated from the reserve/COVID-19 list Wednesday, Ray Fittipaldo of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

Williams missed the last two games but will be eligible to play Sunday against the Colts. His return will be a welcome sight for a Steelers defense that has lost both Devin Bush and Robert Spillane to season-ending knee injuries at inside linebacker.

December 22, 2020 11:12 PM
Steelers' Vince Williams: May return Week 16
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Williams could be activated from the reserve/COVID-19 list for Sunday's game versus the Colts, Brian Batko of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

Williams missed the last two games, but coach Mike Tomlin said he's going to start ramping up his activity this week with the goal of him playing Sunday. If he's good to go, Williams should start at inside linebacker because both Devin Bush (torn ACL) and Robert Spillane (knee) are on injured reserve.

December 10, 2020 06:12 PM
Steelers' Vince Williams: Back on COVID-19 list
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Steelers placed Williams on the reserve/COVID-19 list Thursday.

Thursday marked the second time this season that Williams was placed on the list, as he either tested positive for the virus or came into close contact with someone who did. Williams will still have a chance to play in Sunday's game against the Bills, but he'll need to test negative twice 24 hours apart. If he's unable to suit up, Avery Williamson would be in line for an increased role.

November 14, 2020 10:24 AM
Steelers' Vince Williams: Activated off COVID list
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Steelers officially activated Williams from the reserve/COVID-19 list Saturday, Ray Fittipaldo of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

Williams was activated along with teammates Ben Roethlisberger, Jaylen Samuels and Jerald Hawkins. The veteran linebacker will now be available for Sunday's matchup with the Bengals. He has been on the field for more than 80 percent of the team's defensive snaps across four of the last five games.

November 13, 2020 01:32 PM
Steelers' Vince Williams: Should come off COVID list soon
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Coach Mike Tomlin said Friday that he expects Williams to return from the reserve/COVID-19 list Saturday, Brooke Pryor of ESPN.com reports.

If Williams is indeed able to return to the active roster Saturday, he should be available for Sunday's game against the Bengals. The veteran linebacker has handled 80-plus percent of defensive snaps in four of Pittsburgh's last five contests.

November 10, 2020 02:44 PM
Steelers' Vince Williams: Lands on COVID-19 list
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Steelers placed Williams on the reserve/COVID-19 list Tuesday, Teresa Varley of the team's official site reports.

Williams is considered a high-risk close contact to Vance McDonald, who tested positive for the virus. He'll need to isolate for five days, but if he's able to test negative during that stretch, he'll be available for Sunday's matchup against the Bengals. Avery Williamson is the next man up if Williams is forced to miss any time.

November 9, 2020 11:48 PM
Steelers' Vince Williams: Leads Pittsburgh with eight tackles
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Williams tallied eight tackles (six solo) and two tackles for loss Sunday against the Cowboys.

Williams finished the day with the team lead in tackles as the Steelers remained undefeated with a 24-19 victory. The linebacker has racked up 31 tackles, one sack and a fumble recovery over his last five contests.

October 26, 2020 01:24 PM
Steelers' Vince Williams: Logs 10 tackles versus Titans
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Williams recorded 10 tackles (nine solo) including one sack in Sunday's 27-24 win over the Titans.

Williams led the Steelers in tackles Sunday while recording one of the team's two sacks. The 30-year-old has already racked up three sacks through the first six games of the 2020 season, which eclipses his total from 2019.

September 15, 2020 11:40 AM
Steelers' Vince Williams: Records sack in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Williams recorded five tackles (four solo) including a sack in the Steelers' 26-16 Week 1 win over the Giants on Monday.

Williams had just 2.5 sacks last season, but Pittsburgh led the league with 54 sacks. The defense recorded two sacks in a 24-17 loss in their last game against Week 2 opponent Denver.

January 3, 2020 11:56 PM
Steelers' Vince Williams: Playing time takes hit in 2019
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Williams recorded seven tackles (four solo) in Sunday's 28-10 loss to the Ravens.

The addition of Devin Bush and Mark Barron more of an on-field impact for Williams than any other Pittsburgh linebacker this season. After averaging 742 defensive snaps over the past two seasons, Williams played just 401 snaps. He finished 2019 with 55 tackles, including 2.5 sacks -- a significant decline from the 82 tackles (six sacks) he averaged the two years prior. Williams has two years remaining on his contract, but the Steelers are stacked at linebacker, which could again cut into his snaps in 2020.

December 17, 2019 12:44 PM
Steelers' Vince Williams: Half-sack in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Williams had five tackles (one solo), including a half-sack, in Pittsburgh's 17-10 loss to Buffalo on Sunday night.

Although he has just 2.5 sacks this season, this was the second straight game in which Williams had a hand in bringing an opposing quarterback down. Pittsburgh has now registered at least one sack in 55 straight games, the longest streak in regular-season franchise history. Williams led the defense with nine tackles, including a sack, in his last game against the Jets -- the Steelers Week 16 opponent -- back in 2016.

December 9, 2019 10:32 PM
Steelers' Vince Williams: Rare sack in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Williams recorded four tackles (two solo) including a sack in Pittsburgh's 23-17 win over Arizona on Sunday.

After playing more than 70 percent of Pittsburgh's defensive snaps in each of the past two seasons, Williams has seen a significant decrease in playing time this year. That has impacted his production, and his second quarter sack of Arizona quarterback Kyler Murray was the first for Williams since Week 5. If he gets the opportunity to be on the field more in Week 15 against the Bills, he has the athleticism to cause havoc for opposing quarterbacks -- he had 12.5 sacks over the previous two seasons.

October 7, 2019 07:52 PM
Steelers' Vince Williams: Strong return in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Williams totaled nine tackles (four solo), including a sack, in Sunday's 26-23 overtime loss to the Ravens.

In his first game action since suffering a hamstring injury Week 2, Williams led the team in tackles while recording his first sack this season. He'll look to add to that total in Week 6 against the Chargers' Philip Rivers, who has been sacked 12 times but just once in the past two games.

October 6, 2019 11:44 AM
Steelers' Vince Williams: Ready for Week 5
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Williams (hamstring) is active for Sunday's game against the Ravens, Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

Williams was listed as questionable despite practicing fully throughout the week, so it's not much of a surprise he's available for the divisional matchup. It will be the 29-year-old's first game action since suffering the injury Week 2.

October 4, 2019 03:08 PM
Steelers' Vince Williams: Still battling hamstring issue
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Williams (hamstring) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game versus the Ravens, Brooke Pryor of ESPN.com reports.

Williams was a full participant in every practice this week, but the Steelers are still monitoring his hamstring in case of a setback. His practice status signals Williams will be able to suit up for this divisional matchup even if the Steelers plan to use him in a limited capacity.

October 2, 2019 05:24 PM
Steelers' Vince Williams: Returns from hamstring issue
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Williams (hamstring) was a full participant at Wednesday's practice.

Williams missed the last two contests due to the hamstring injury, but his full participation Wednesday puts him on track for Sunday's game against the Ravens. The 29-year-old played only 22 defensive snaps in the season opener before going down with the injury in Week 2.

September 28, 2019 07:28 PM
Steelers' Vince Williams: Out for second straight week
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Williams (hamstring) is ruled out for Monday's game versus the Bengals.

Williams will miss his second straight game. The Steelers will miss his run-stopping abilities against Joe Mixon, even if Mixon is averaging just 2.7 YPC this year. Expect rookie first-round pick Devin Bush to continue logging a full workload in Williams' place.

September 28, 2019 11:04 PM
Steelers' Vince Williams: Misses another practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Williams (hamstring) was a non-participant at the Steelers' practice Friday, Brooke Pryor of ESPN.com reports.

Williams missed Pittsburgh's Week 3 loss against the 49ers after injuring his hamstring the previous week. He has yet to practice this week, which indicates he is not trending in the right direction. Should he ultimately remain sidelined, look for Tyler Matakevich and Devin Bush to again see increased workloads at inside linebacker.

September 20, 2019 05:40 PM
Steelers' Vince Williams: Will not play Week 3
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Williams (hamstring) is listed as out for Sunday's game against the 49ers.

Williams left last week's game against the Seahawks with a hamstring injury and then failed to practice all week. With Williams out for Week 3, Tyler Matakevich and rookie Devin Bush are in line to see an increase in workload Sunday.

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Game Log
DateOpponentResultTKLASTTOTSCKINTPDEFFFSTY
Mon 09/14@ NYGW 26-1641510000
Sun 09/20vs DENW 26-2161700000
Sun 09/27vs HOUW 28-2120210000
Sun 10/11vs PHIW 38-2911200000
Sun 10/18vs CLEW 38-733600000
Sun 10/25@ TENW 27-24821010000
Sun 11/01@ BALW 28-2423500000
Sun 11/08@ DALW 24-1962800000
Sun 11/15vs CINW 36-1013400000
Sun 11/22@ JACW 27-341500000
Wed 12/02vs BALW 19-1411200000
Mon 12/07vs WASL 17-2334700000
Sun 12/27vs INDW 28-2450500000
Sun 01/03@ CLEL 22-2411200000
Sun 01/10vs CLEL 37-4852700000
Career Defensive Stats
SeasonTeamGGSTKLTLKASTSACKSINTYDSLGDTDPASS DEF
2020PIT1414704723300000
2019PIT1485528272.500001
2018PIT14147751264.51171712
2017PIT161689692081131301
2016PIT164473710200000
2015PIT1604634120.500001
2014PIT163442816000000
2013PIT1511534013000000
Total12169479 333.0146 20.52301715
Career Punt Return Stats
SeasonTeamGRETYDSAVGFCLGTD
2020PIT1400---000
2019PIT1400---000
2018PIT1400---000
2017PIT1600---000
2016PIT1600---000
2015PIT1600---000
2014PIT16100.0000
2013PIT1500---000
Total121100.0000
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-1/233
Birthdate:
12/27/1989
Age:
31
Hometown:
Haines City, FL, USA
School:
Florida State
NFL Experience:
8
Awards: