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Pittsburgh Steelers

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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.

September 15, 2019 10:56 PM
Steelers' Vince Williams: Out for reminder of Week 2
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Williams is out for the rest of Sunday's game against the Seahawks due to a hamstring injury, Brooke Pryor of ESPN.com reports.

Williams suffered the injury in the first half of the game, and, as evidenced by this news, the injury will force him to miss the rest of the game. Now that the veteran is officially out, Tyler Matakevich and rookie Devin Bush are likely to continue to receive an increase in snaps.

September 15, 2019 01:36 PM
Steelers' Vince Williams: Suffers injury Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Williams suffered a hamstring injury and is doubtful to return to Sunday's game against the Seahawks, Brooke Pryor of ESPN.com reports.

It's unclear how Williams suffered the injury, but the fact that he's been ruled doubtful already isn't a good sign for his chances to return. With the veteran sidelined, Tyler Matakevich and rookie Devin Bush could see an increase in snaps.

March 21, 2019 12:40 PM
Steelers' Vince Williams: Restructures deal
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Williams (toe) restructured his contract with the Steelers on Tuesday, opening up $2.86 million in cap space for the team in 2019, Tom Pelissero of NFL.com reports.

Williams missed two games in 2018 due to hamstring and toe injuries, finishing the season with 76 tackles (50 solo), 4.5 sacks, one interception and one touchdown. The 29-year-old should again be in store for regular snaps at inside linebacker during the upcoming campaign alongside recent free-agent acquisition Mark Barron.

January 6, 2019 02:16 AM
Steelers' Vince Williams: Ends solid season as inactive
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Williams (toe) was inactive for Pittsburgh's 16-13 win over Cincinnati in Week 17.

Williams finished the 2018 season with 78 tackles -- two behind team leader Sean Davis -- including 4.5 sacks and an interception in 14 games. He experienced some regression from last year, when he totaled 89 tackles including eight sacks. However, he remains an integral piece of Pittsburgh's defense. With three years remaining on his current contract, Williams will return as a starting inside linebacker for the 2019 season.

December 30, 2018 04:04 PM
Steelers' Vince Williams: Ruled out for Week 17
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Williams (toe) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Bengals, Teresa Varley of the Steelers' official site reports.

Williams was listed as doubtful for Week 17 after sitting out practice all week, so his lack of availability is no surprise. Tyler Matakevich will slot into the starting lineup for Sunday's must-win contest against Cincinnati.

December 28, 2018 03:44 PM
Steelers' Vince Williams: Doubtful for Week 17
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Williams (toe) is considered doubtful for Sunday's contest against the Bengals, Teresa Varley of the Steelers' official site reports.

Williams was unable to practice in any capacity this week after sustaining the toe injury in last week's loss to the Saints. It seems unlikely that Williams will play Sunday -- thus the doubtful tag. If Williams does, in fact, miss Sunday's game, Tyler Matakevich would be slotted to start in Williams' place.

December 27, 2018 03:56 PM
Steelers' Vince Williams: Sits out Wednesday's practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Williams (toe) didn't practice Wednesday, Teresa Varley of the team's official site reports.

The severity of Williams' toe issue isn't fully known, but he'll likely need to make it back to practice by Friday to have a good shot at playing Sunday against the Bengals. Williams has suited up in 14 of the Steelers' 15 games to date and has tallied 76 tackles, 4.5 sacks, an interception and a touchdown.

December 24, 2018 09:32 PM
Steelers' Vince Williams: Nursing foot injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Williams is dealing with a foot injury and will undergo further evaluation, Nick Shook of NFL.com reports.

It appears Williams sustained this injury during Week 16's game versus the Saints, when he posted five solo tackles. The Steelers are in must-win territory, so they'll benefit greatly if their starting inside linebacker can shake his injury before the season finale versus the Bengals.

December 11, 2018 07:20 AM
Steelers' Vince Williams: Quiet in upset loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Williams had just one tackle (solo) during Sunday's 24-21 loss to Oakland.

Entering the contest as the team leader, Williams had his fewest tackles in a game since 2016. With 68 tackles on the season, he now trails Sean Davis by one. He'll look to reclaim the top spot on defense against the Patriots in Week 15. In the 2017 meeting against New England, Williams had three tackles and an interception.

November 26, 2018 02:20 AM
Steelers' Vince Williams: Fourth straight game with sack
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Williams totaled three tackles (all solo) including a sack during Sunday's 24-17 loss to Denver.

Pittsburgh entered the week with the fifth best defense in the league in terms of yardage allowed (326.8 per game) and held the Broncos to just 308 yards from scrimmage, but it wasn't enough to earn the win. Williams has been an integral part of that defense and now has 62 tackles this season, second only to Jon Bostic (66) on the team. He'll look to add to that total in Week 13 against the Chargers.

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WeekDateOpponentTime/Result
Career Defensive Stats
SeasonTeamGGSTKLTLKASTSACKSINTYDSLGDTDPASS DEF
2020PIT00000000000
2019PIT1485528272.500001
2018PIT14147751264.51171712
2017PIT161689692081131301
2016PIT164473710200000
2015PIT1604634120.500001
2014PIT163442816000000
2013PIT1511534013000000
Total10755409 286.0123 17.52301715
Career Punt Return Stats
SeasonTeamGRETYDSAVGFCLGTD
2020PIT000---000
2019PIT1400---000
2018PIT1400---000
2017PIT1600---000
2016PIT1600---000
2015PIT1600---000
2014PIT16100.0000
2013PIT1500---000
Total107100.0000
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-1/233
Birthdate:
12/27/1989
Age:
30
Hometown:
Haines City, FL, USA
School:
Florida State
NFL Experience:
8
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