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December 7, 2020 08:36 PM
Bengals' Xavier Williams: Fine to face Dolphins
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Williams (back) is active for Sunday's matchup against Miami, Ben Baby of reports.

The 28-year-old had his practice workload curtailed Thursday and Friday, but he's ultimately proven healthy enough to make his eighth appearance of the season. Williams is slotted in as one of Cincinnati's starting defensive tackles entering a matchup against the Dolphins' 30th-ranked rush offense.

November 22, 2020 12:16 PM
Bengals' Xavier Williams: Shakes off injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Williams (back) is active for Sunday's game against Washington, Marisa Contipelli of the Bengals' official site reports.

Williams was limited in practice all week but has been cleared for Sunday's cross-conference showdown. The veteran defensive tackle has played four games with Cincinnati this year and recorded nine tackles, a sack and a fumble recovery.

November 20, 2020 07:28 PM
Bengals' Xavier Williams: Questionable to face Washington
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Williams (back) is questionable for Sunday's contest against Washington, Geoff Hobson of the Bengals' official site reports.

Williams put forth a trio of limited practices this week. Geno Atkins and Mike Daniels would be candidates to handle increased defensive snaps in Washington if Williams can't go.

October 12, 2020 06:04 PM
Bengals' Xavier Williams: Signs in Cincy
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Williams signed with the Bengals on Monday.

The Bengals placed defensive tackle D.J. Reader (quadriceps) on injured reserve Monday with a potentially season-ending injury, so Williams will add depth at the position moving forward. He's played sparingly over the last two seasons, picking up 10 tackles over six games.

October 3, 2020 08:24 PM
Xavier Williams: Let go by Pats
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Williams was cut by the Patriots on Friday, Mike Dussault of the team's official website reports.

Williams was let go in favor of adding depth at linebacker for the team. He will now be able to look for a new destination or potentially revert to the team's practice squad.

September 13, 2020 02:56 AM
Patriots' Xavier Williams: Promoted from practice squad
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Williams was promoted from the Patriots' practice squad Saturday, Mike Reiss of reports.

The Patriots' defensive line lost depth earlier this week with Beau Allen (undisclosed) being placed on injured reserve. Williams will have the chance to serve on the active roster in the team's Week 1 matchup against Miami and could earn some snaps on special teams.

August 24, 2020 12:00 PM
Patriots' Xavier Williams: Inks with New England
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Williams signed a contract with the Patriots on Saturday, Mike Reiss of reports.

Williams was limited to five regular-season games with the Chiefs due to an ankle injury last year. He stands to provide the Patriots with interior depth along the defensive line.

March 16, 2020 12:16 AM
Xavier Williams: Hitting open market
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Chiefs are allowing Williams to test the open market, Sam McDowell of The Kansas City Star reports.

Williams just turned 28 and missed 11 games with an ankle injury in 2019. He should still have some suitors in free agency.

February 21, 2020 12:16 PM
Chiefs' Xavier Williams: Only eight tackles in 2019
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Williams made eight tackles (seven solo) and one forced fumble across five games in 2019.

Williams contributed as a reserve option at defensive tackle across the 2019 season, and he also notched two tackles in two postseason appearances. The 28-year-old is set to become an unrestricted free agent this offseason.

January 8, 2020 09:40 PM
Chiefs' Xavier Williams: Full speed ahead
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Williams (ankle) wasn't listed on Wednesday's injury report.

Williams hasn't played since Week 5 and spent time on IR with this ankle injury, but he'll be ready for the Chiefs' first playoff game. He'll work in a reserve role behind Chris Jones and Derrick Nnadi on Sunday versus the Texans.

December 29, 2019 11:56 AM
Chiefs' Xavier Williams: Sitting out Week 17
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Williams (ankle) is officially inactive for Sunday's game against the Chargers, BJ Kissel of the Chiefs' official site reports.

Williams appeared on track to play after working as a full practice participant all week, but he won't be suiting up for the regular-season finale. Mike Pennel should see increased opportunities as a reserve option at defensive tackle Sunday.

December 28, 2019 11:00 AM
Chiefs' Xavier Williams: Questionable for finale
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Chiefs have given Williams (ankle) a questionable tag for their Week 17 matchup with the Chargers.

Williams was able to fully participate at practice all week, which indicates he is likely on track to suit up. Still, final confirmation is unlikely to come until game time approaches. Mike Pennel could potentially see some work providing depth on the interior line in the trenches should Williams not get the green light.

December 25, 2019 04:44 PM
Chiefs' Xavier Williams: Back from IR
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Williams (ankle) was activated from injured reserve Wednesday, Terez A. Paylor of Yahoo Sports reports.

Williams returns for the final week of the regular season after missing the last 10 games. He'll provide depth on the Chiefs' defensive line.

December 5, 2019 01:40 AM
Chiefs' Xavier Williams: Receives return designation
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Williams (ankle) was designated to return from injured reserve Wednesday, per the NFL's official transaction log.

Williams was placed on IR in early October after suffering a high ankle sprain, but he can now return to practice and potentially be activated in the coming weeks.

October 9, 2019 07:04 PM
Chiefs' Xavier Williams: Lands on injured reserve
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Williams (ankle) was placed on injured reserve Wednesday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Williams suffered a high ankle sprain during Sunday's loss against the Colts and will now be sidelined for at least the next eight weeks. Terrell McClain signed with the Chiefs on Tuesday and provides additional depth at defensive tackle.

October 8, 2019 04:32 PM
Chiefs' Xavier Williams: Dealing with high ankle sprain
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Williams sustained a high ankle sprain in Sunday's loss to the Colts, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.

Pelissero also notes that this type of injury could take anywhere from four to six weeks to recover from, although the team is considering placing Williams on injured reserve. With Chris Jones (goin) considered week-to-week and Alex Okafor dealing with a hip injury, health is shaping up to be an issue for Kansas City's defensive front.

October 7, 2019 01:04 PM
Chiefs' Xavier Williams: Set for MRI on ankle
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Williams is nursing a significant ankle sprain and will receive an MRI on Monday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Williams was forced out of Sunday's loss to the Colts due to his ankle issue, and it appears as though he's at risk of missing significant time. With Chris Jones (groin) also set to receive an MRI on Monday and Alex Okafor (hip) nursing an injury, health could be an issue for the Chiefs' defensive line Week 6.

October 7, 2019 07:36 PM
Chiefs' Xavier Williams: Done for night due to ankle
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Williams' injury has been clarified as one to his ankle, and it will keep him out for the remainder of Sunday's game against the Colts.

The exact severity of Williams' injury is unknown at this point, so he can be considered questionable for Kansas City's Week 6 meeting with the Texans.

October 6, 2019 10:00 PM
Chiefs' Xavier Williams: Off to locker room
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Williams had to go to the locker room with an undisclosed injury in the second quarter of Sunday's game against the Colts, Nate Taylor of The Athletic reports.

Williams first went to the blue medical tent and then to the locker room. His return should be considered questionable at this time.

August 19, 2018 03:36 PM
Chiefs' Xavier Williams: Gets in preseason action
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Williams (stinger) logged 23 snaps in Friday's preseason game against the Falcons, collecting four tackles (one solo).

Williams appeared in 11 games for the Cardinals last season and is slated for a significant role for the Chiefs in 2018 now that his stinger is out of the way. With a number of guys vying for playing time, Williams could be bound for a starting role along with Stefan Charles and rookie Derrick Nnadi both candidates to rotate in.

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Game Log
Sun 10/18@ INDL 27-3131410000
Sun 10/25vs CLEL 34-3710100000
Sun 11/01vs TENW 31-2021300000
Sun 11/15@ PITL 10-3601100000
Sun 11/22@ WASL 9-2001100000
Sun 11/29vs NYGL 17-1911200000
Sun 12/06@ MIAL 7-1921300000
Sun 12/13vs DALL 7-3002200000
Mon 12/21vs PITW 27-1700000000
Sun 12/27@ HOUW 37-3100000000
Sun 01/03vs BALL 3-3814500000
Career Defensive Stats
Total569107 65.042 400-00

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