Williams is buried on the Falcons' depth chart at wide receiver, while Julio Jones, Mohamed Sanu and Taylor Gabriel figure to maintain their positioning at the top of the group. Williams appeared in just two games for Atlanta throughout the 2016 season, hauling in five passes for 59 yards on seven targets.
Williams (coach's decision) is inactive for Saturday's matchup with Carolina.
Williams missed last week's game due to a concussion but was able to practice the past few days and was cleared to play this week. However, with Julio Jones (toe) returning from injury, Williams was the odd man out at the bottom of the receiver depth chart.
Williams (concussion) was a full practice participant Thursday.
After sustaining a concussion on Dec. 11 in Los Angeles, Williams required more than a week to complete his first uncapped practice, but the protocol for head injuries may still be his domain. While the Falcons may touch on his status in the near future, he could be the odd man out in a receiving corps that expects to have Julio Jones (toe) back in the fold Saturday at Carolina.
Williams was limited at practice Wednesday, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports.
Williams was limited for the second straight day as he remains in the league's concussion protocol. He'll need to ramp up his activity in the next two days to have a chance to play in Week 16, though it's still possible that he could lose his roster spot if Julio Jones (toe) returns to action.
Considering he was unable to practice at all last week, Williams' presence Tuesday indicates he's progressed to an extent through the concussion protocol. However, taking part on the side and on the field are two different animals, so he may still have a number of hurdles to jump over in his recovery. No matter: His standing on the 53-man roster may be tied to fellow wideout Julio Jones, who will attempt to complete a full-speed practice on his ailing toe Wednesday.
|15||12/18/17||@ TB||8:30 pm|
|16||12/24/17||@ NO||1:00 pm|
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