Williams finished with 45 tackles (40 solo) and two passes defended in 14 games this past season.
Williams began the campaign as the 49ers' slot corner and hung onto that role through the end of the season. The case could be made that the 28-year-old outperformed fellow corner Akhello Witherspoon in coverage, but the latter's superior size (6-foot-2) and athleticism is better suited to line up on the outside opposite Richard Sherman. Williams will likely have to re-earn his slot role in camp -- especially if the team brings in more corners via the draft -- but the veteran should be the frontrunner for the job based on his solid performance over the last two years in San Francisco.
Williams (knee) won't have an injury designation for Sunday's game against the Rams, Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com reports.
Williams aggravated the knee injury Week 16 against the Bears but was a limited participant at practice this week, though he showed enough Friday to avoid the questionable tag. The 27-year-old could have an increased chance for snaps Week 17 as Tarvarius Moore (shoulder) is questionable.
Williams (knee) will have his knee injury re-checked Wednesday, Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com reports.
Williams was initially listed as questionable for Sunday's tilt against the Bears due to a lingering knee issue, and he exited the 14-9 loss after aggravating the injury. The rotational cornerback's recovery will be monitored throughout the week, putting his chances of suiting up Week 17 versus the Rams firmly up in the air.
Williams is questionable to return to Sunday's game against the Bears due to a knee injury, Jennifer Lee Chan of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
Williams exited the Week 16 tilt midway through the third quarter. As long as the rotational cornerback remains sidelined, expect Greg Mabin to receive a slight uptick in snaps.
Williams (knee) was a full participant in Thursday's practice, Jennifer Lee Chan of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
Williams has missed the last two games due to a lingering knee issue, but he appears to be nearing a full recovery. The rotational cornerback is on track to suit up against the Bears on Sunday.
Williams (knee) is inactive for Sunday's game versus the Seahawks.
Williams will be sidelined for his second consecutive game. Expect Tarvarius Moore to jump into the 49ers No. 3 cornerback role.
Williams (knee) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game versus the Seahawks, Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
Williams is in danger of missing his second straight game. He logs consistently high snap counts on defense as the No. 3 cornerback but shouldn't be considered in IDP settings with just 35 tackles and two pass breakups.
Williams is inactive for Sunday's game against the Broncos due to a knee injury, Cam Inman of The San Jose Mercury News reports.
Williams was added to the injury report as a limited practice participant Friday and was listed as questionable. Tarvarius Moore should take over as the 49ers' nickelback, as Williams will miss his first game of the season.
Williams (shoulder) is active for Sunday's game against the Rams.
Williams' limited practice participation Thursday and Friday was enough to keep him available on the short week after he played 34 defensive snaps in Monday's 33-30 loss to the Packers. The San Francisco secondary will get a difficult draw this week against a potent Rams passing attack that has averaged 9.9 yards per attempt this season, good for second in the NFL.
Williams (shoulder) is listed as questionable for Week 7's matchup against the Rams, Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com reports.
Williams didn't practice Wednesday but squeezed in a limited practice Thursday. Including Williams, San Francisco has four defensive backs on the injury report. If the Pittsburgh product is unable to play Sunday, Jimmie Ward or Greg Mabin could see increased work.
Williams (illness) is active for Monday's game against the Packers.
Williams came down with an illness late in the week but looks to be feeling well enough to suit up in Green Bay. The 27-year-old cornerback should get solid playing time on special teams, and he could see additional work if he ends up playing in the nickel defense against the Packers' three- and four-receiver sets.
Williams is listed as questionable for Monday's game at Green Bay with an illness, Matt Barrows of The Athletic reports.
Williams was added to the injury report Saturday and did not practice, so his status remains up in the air. The 27-year-old usually serves as a depth corner and special teams player for the 49ers, so the starting defense is unlikely to be significantly affected if he is unable to play.
Williams (rib) does not have an injury designation on the 49ers' final injury report for Sunday's contest versus the Lions.
Although he was only a limited participant at practice throughout the week, Williams is ready to go Sunday, assuming he avoids any setbacks. He will again provide depth at cornerback by backing up Ahkello Witherspoon.
Williams (ankle) recorded two solo tackles in Saturday's preseason game against the Colts.
As expected, Williams, who had been nursing an ankle injury, returned to action Saturday after missing last week's outing. Williams is expected to take on a backup role in the 49ers' secondary this season.
Coach Mike Shanahan indicated he expects Williams (ankle) to play in Saturday's preseason contest, Matt Barrows of The Athletic Bay Area reports.
This is the first positive news for Williams since sustaining the injury back on Aug. 5. Williams was a bit of a surprise last season, earning a starting corner spot and maintaining the job for the entirety of the season. The addition of Richard Sherman has lessened Williams' value a tad, but if he can continue to show a knack for production, it could force San Francisco's hand to keep the 27-year-old on the field in some capacity.
Williams (ankle) has already been ruled out for next week's preseason matchup with the Texans, David Lombardi of The Athletic reports.
Williams suffered the ankle injury late in camp, and the early "out" designation is not a good sign for his health heading towards to regular season. The 27-year-old is competing with Jimmie Ward for the 49ers' slot corner job, but health may ultimately cost him the opportunity to begin the season in that role.
Williams (ankle) has been ruled out for at least one week, Eric Branch of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Williams went down during Sunday's practice with a left ankle injury, and while the team said he avoided any injury that would require a long-term recovery, the 49ers will still look to exercise caution. This rules out Williams for the 49ers' preseason opener against the Cowboys on Thursday, which leaves them rather thin at cornerback for the contest with Richard Sherman (hamstring) sidelined this week as well.
Williams suffered a left ankle injury during Sunday's practice, Nick Wagoner of ESPN.com reports.
Williams rolled the ankle, according to 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan, but the initial indications are that he avoided a high ankle sprain or anything that will keep him out for long. He'll undergo further testing as the swelling subsides, but consider his status for Thursday's preseason opener against the Cowboys in danger. With Richard Sherman (hamstring) already ruled out for Thursday, San Francisco could be thin at cornerback as Ahkello Witherspoon, Jimmie Ward and Tarvarius Moore step up for additional reps.
Williams wrapped up a career-high 54 tackles to go along with his first NFL interception in 14 games.
Williams began the year as the 49ers' nickel corner and survived a whirlwind of depth chart adjustments in the secondary to finish the year in the same role. The 54 tackles won't move the needle in standard IDP leagues, but it is still a healthy mark for a cornerback. The 26-year-old should serve a similar role in 2018 after the club extended his contract through the 2020 season.
Williams (quadriceps) is active for Sunday's game against the Giants.
Williams had missed the 49ers' previous two games with the quad injury, but should immediately make a push for a high snap load now that he's healthy again. Over his seven games this season, Williams has logged 31 tackles, two forced fumbles and two pass breakups.
|2017||San Francisco 49ers||14||54||42.0||12||1||1||27||27.0||27||0||5|
|2018||San Francisco 49ers||14||45||40.0||5||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||2|
|2017||San Francisco 49ers||14||0||0||0||---||0||0||0|
|2018||San Francisco 49ers||14||0||0||0||---||0||0||0|
|Year||Team||G||Fum||Lost||Fum Forced||Own Rec||Opp Rec||Yds||Tot Rec||TD|
|2017||San Francisco 49ers||14||0||0||2||0||1||0||1||0|
|2018||San Francisco 49ers||14||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|