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December 23, 2017 05:12 PM
Colts' Brandon Williams: Lands on IR
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Williams (concussion) was placed on injured reserve Friday, Andrew Walker of the Colts' official site reports.

Williams suffered the concussion in last Thursday night's game against the Broncos and was eventually admitted to the local hospital. To no surprise, the Colts will exercise caution with the tight end and shut him down for the rest of the season. Williams was primarily used on special teams in 2017.

December 21, 2017 09:20 PM
Colts' Brandon Williams: Ruled out for Week 16
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Williams (concussion) has been ruled out for Saturday's game against the Ravens, Zak Keefer of The Indianapolis Star reports.

Williams suffered a scary injury in Week 15 that caused him to be stretchered off the field. With the Colts out of playoff contention, the tight end could miss the rest of the season.

December 19, 2017 04:40 PM
Colts' Brandon Williams: Doesn't practice Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Williams (concussion) was held out of practice Tuesday.

Williams was stretchered off the field with the concussion in the Week 15 loss to the Broncos and has a history of spinal issues dating back to his college days, so his absence from the first practice of the week isn't surprising. Unless the Colts indicate in the coming days that Williams' condition has dramatically improved, don't count on him playing again in 2017.

December 15, 2017 05:44 PM
Colts' Brandon Williams: Diagnosed with concussion
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Williams has checked out of the hospital and returned to Lucas Oil Stadium after suffering a concussion, Andrew Walker of the Colts' official site reports.

Head coach Chuck Pagano added that Williams is doing well, which is great news considering how severe the injury looked at first. With the Colts well out of playoff contention and Williams' college career having been impacted by a spinal condition, it would not be at all surprising to see the team act extremely cautious with the tight end for the rest of the season.

December 15, 2017 10:16 AM
Colts' Brandon Williams: Out for remainder of Thursday's game
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Williams is out for the rest of Thursday's game against the Broncos due to a head injury, Andrew Walker of the Colts' official site reports.

Williams left on a stretcher in the first half in what was a very scary scene. Thankfully, the tight end has movement in his limbs and the Colts are describing the injury has a head injury, with no reported damage to the neck according to Zach Keefer of the Indianapolis Star. This is important, as Williams was previously diagnosed with a spinal condition that cut short his collegiate career at the University of Oregon.

December 15, 2017 10:24 AM
Colts' Brandon Williams: Carted off field Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Williams was carted off the field Thursday after suffering an unspecified injury against the Broncos, Mike Chappell of IndySportsCentral.com reports.

Williams, who was on punt coverage and sustained helmet-to-helmet contact, spent several minutes on the ground before ultimately being taken off in a stretcher. The reserve tight end has had a history of spinal issues. In his absence, expect Ross Travis and Jason Vander Laan to see increased reps.

November 23, 2017 09:28 AM
Colts' Brandon Williams: Excluded from injury report
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Williams (thumb) doesn't appear on the Colts' injury report ahead of Sunday's game against the Titans.

Williams exited the Week 10 game against the Steelers after hurting his right thumb, but the Colts' bye week allowed him to recover from the issue. The backup tight end has corralled nine of 11 targets for 102 yards through 10 contests on the season.

November 12, 2017 02:24 PM
Colts' Brandon Williams: Hurts thumb Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Williams is questionable to return to Sunday's game against the Steelers with a right thumb injury, George Bremer of The Anderson Herald Bulletin reports.

Williams has seen an increase in usage this season, with nine receptions for 102 yards. However, he hasn't been targeted in the red zone, making it difficult to give him much fantasy consideration, especially behind Jack Doyle. Expect Darell Daniels to see an increase in offensive snaps until Williams can return.

November 7, 2017 03:44 PM
Colts' Brandon Williams: Two receptions in Sunday's win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Williams had two receptions for 20 yards on two targets in Sunday's 20-14 win at Houston.

Williams has 11 targets in nine games, as he has a minor role in a struggling passing game. He won't be a viable player in most fantasy leagues unless Jack Doyle misses time.

October 17, 2017 11:48 AM
Colts' Brandon Williams: Returns to minimal role
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Williams did not have a reception and played just 13 snaps on offense in Monday's loss at Tennessee.

He wasn't targeted in the passing game as he fell back to a minor role with Jack Doyle returning from a concussion. He had three receptions for 17 yards on three targets in Week 5 with Doyle out.

October 10, 2017 07:44 PM
Colts' Brandon Williams: Three receptions in Sunday's win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Williams had three receptions for 17 yards on three targets in Sunday's 26-23 win over the 49ers.

Williams started at tight end and played a season-high 53 snaps on offense with Jack Doyle sidelined with a concussion. If Doyle remains sidelined, Williams could become more of a factor in the offense.

October 3, 2017 09:52 AM
Colts' Brandon Williams: Has 32 yards receiving in Sunday's loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Williams had one reception for 32 yards and was targeted twice in Sunday's 46-18 loss at Seattle.

Williams appears to have developed some chemistry with Jacoby Brissett as he was targeted deep twice. Williams could have a larger role in the offense if Jack Doyle is sidelined with a concussion, making him a possible option in deep leagues.

September 24, 2017 12:12 PM
Colts' Brandon Williams: Active in Week 3
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Williams (calf) is active for Sunday's Week 3 tilt versus the Browns.

Williams slots in as Jack Doyle's primary backup but is used primarily as a blocker, as his one target through two games will attest.

September 18, 2017 07:00 PM
Colts' Brandon Williams: Just on reception in Sunday's loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Williams had one reception for 20 yards on his only target in Sunday's loss to Arizona.

Williams played just 13 snaps on offense as the Indy offense hasn't utilized two tight ends much without an injured Andrew Luck at quarterback.

September 8, 2017 02:52 AM
Colts' Brandon Williams: Set to begin season at No. 2 TE
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Williams is listed as the No. 2 tight end on the Colts' unofficial depth chart for the start of the regular season.

Williams could get significant playing time if the Colts decide to run the ball more and use two-TE sets to take pressure off the passing game. However, it's hard to get too excited about secondary options in the passing game with Scott Tolzien at quaterback. If Andrew Luck returns, Williams could have some short-term value in deep leagues with Erik Swoope on injured reserve.

September 5, 2017 10:08 PM
Colts' Brandon Williams: Re-signs with Colts
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Williams re-signed with the Colts on Monday, Stephen Holder of The Indianapolis Star reports.

Williams was released by the Colts over the weekend but rejoins the team after fellow tight end Erik Swoope was placed on injured reserve. The 29-year-old will assume the No. 3 spot on the depth chart behind Jack Doyle and Darell Daniels.

August 27, 2017 01:36 AM
Colts' Brandon Williams: Gets some early action in Saturday's game
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Williams did not have reception in Saturday's preseason game, but did have an 11-yard reception nullified by a penalty.

Williams got playing time with the first-team offense early in the first quarter. It looks like he could get playing time in two-tight end sets while Erik Swoope is out with a knee injury.

March 20, 2017 03:40 PM
Colts' Brandon Williams: Reaches agreement with Colts
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Williams (concussion) signed with the Colts on Monday.

Williams arrives in Indianapolis after the team traded tight end Dwayne Allen earlier this offseason. With only Jack Doyle and Erik Swoope remaining at the position, Williams adds depth to the Colts' options, even though his four-year totals of six receptions for 80 yards are rather uninspiring.

March 19, 2017 02:24 PM
Brandon Williams: Visiting with Colts
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Williams (concussion) is headed to Indianapolis to visit with the Colts, Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports reports.

A blocking specialist, Williams only has six receptions in 45 career regular-season games. He'd provide depth behind Jack Doyle for an Indianapolis team that traded Dwayne Allen to the Patriots earlier this month. It's unclear if Williams has made a full recovery from the concussion he suffered during the playoffs.

January 14, 2017 08:35 PM
Seahawks' Brandon Williams: Diagnosed with concussion Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Williams has been ruled out of Saturday's divisional-round contest in Atlanta due to a concussion, John Boyle of the Seahawks' official site reports.

Williams was removed in the first half but wasn't downgraded to out until well after halftime. In any case, losing Williams merely hurts the Seahawks' depth at tight end, as Jimmy Graham and Luke Willson occupy the top two spots of the positional group.

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Height/Weight:
6-3/260
Birthdate:
10/12/1987
Age:
33
Hometown:
Chicago, IL, USA
School:
Oregon
NFL Experience:
6
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