Williams carried twice for two yards and was not targeted as a receiver in Sunday's loss to the Texans.
Williams curiously saw only four offensive snaps despite the fact Leonard Fournette (ankle) was inactive and T.J. Yeldon remained firmly on the bench all game. Carlos Hyde played a 91-percent snap share but produced only 19 yards on 12 touches. Coach Doug Marrone previously said the team was looking to "see what he can do," yet Williams barely saw the field in a meaningless Week 17 game in which they trailed 17-3 at halftime. The 24-year-old officially appeared in six games for the Jaguars, rushing eight times for 36 yards. Jacksonville's running-back situation is anything but stable, with Yeldon headed for free agency and the team recently voiding the remaining guarantees on Fournette's contract.
Williams and T.J. Yeldon could split the work out of the Jaguars backfield Sunday at Houston with Leonard Fournette (foot/ankle) doubtful and Carlos Hyde (knee) questionable for the contest, John Oehser of the team's official site reports.
Nearing the end of a lost season, Jacksonville may opt for a cautious approach with its veteran RBs. If both Fournette (as expected) and Hyde land on the inactive list, Williams and T.J. Yeldon would be the remaining options at running back. In five brief appearances this season, Williams has notched 34 yards on six carries and gone without a target.
Williams did not record a touch during Sunday's 17-7 win over Miami.
Even with T.J. Yeldon sitting as a healthy scratch, Williams did not touch the ball as Leonard Fournette piled up 21 touches and Carlos Hyde added eight. The rookie was solid in limited action in Week 15 against Washington, but evidently still finds himself no higher than third in the pecking order. Even if he gets more action in the season finale, a league-best Houston run defense should give him and his stablemates some problems.
Williams rushed five times for 32 yards in Sunday's 16-13 loss to the Redskins.
Coach Doug Marrone said after the game that Williams has shown well at practice and the team was looking to "see what he can do," John Oehser of the Jaguars' official site reports, as he had only one carry for the season entering Sunday. Carlos Hyde -- who was acquired in October for a fifth-round pick -- was a healthy scratch against Washington, so it appears Williams may serve as the team's No. 3 running back for the closing stretch.
As expected, with Corey Grant (foot) headed for injured reserve and Leonard Fournette (hamstring) still out for at least another week or two, Williams will join the Jaguars from Denver's practice squad to bolster the team's depth at the position. He will likely be the No. 3 running back for the time being with T.J. Yeldon and newly-signed Jamaal Charles operating as No. 1 and 2, respectively.