Williams (heel) isn't taking part in Thursday's practice, Vic Tafur of The Athletic reports.
Williams' absence from practice for the second straight day doesn't come as much of a surprise after coach Jon Gruden said Wednesday that the wideout was still bothered by plantar fasciitis coming out of a Week 6 bye. Unless Williams demonstrates some progress and is able to log some on-field work Friday to keep hope alive for an appearance this weekend, the Raiders are likely to rely on Hunter Renfrow, Trevor Davis, Keelan Doss and Zay Jones as their primary receivers Sunday in Green Bay.
Coach Jon Gruden revealed Wednesday that Williams has a case of plantar fasciitis, Scott Bair of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
Williams sat out Week 5 due to an undisclosed foot injury, and even after the Raiders' bye, he didn't make an appearance at practice Wednesday, according to Vic Tafur of The Athletic. Afterward, Gruden revealed the reason for Williams' continued absence, which seemingly could extend for some time. Aside from Williams, Dwayne Harris (ankle) was listed as limited on Wednesday's injury report, leaving five healthy players (Hunter Renfrow, Zay Jones, Trevor Davis, Keelan Doss and Marcell Ateman) in the Raiders' receiving corps at the moment.
Williams (foot) isn't practicing Wednesday, Vic Tafur of The Athletic reports.
Williams hasn't seemed to make any tangible progress in his recovery from the foot injury during Oakland's bye week and is looking iffy for Sunday's game in Green Bay. His availability for the contest will likely be determined by the extent of his participation in practice Thursday and Friday. If Williams is unable to go Week 7, the Raiders will be forced to make do with the likes of Hunter Renfrow, Zay Jones, Dwayne Harris (ankle) and Trevor Davis at receiver.
Williams (foot) was present for the Raiders' practice Monday but looked to be a non-participant, Scott Bair of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
The Raiders won't reveal their first injury report of Week 7 until Wednesday, but Williams' lack of activity during Monday's session suggests the Raiders' recent bye week wasn't enough for him to fully overcome the foot issue. If Williams doesn't gain active status for Sunday's game in Green Bay, the Raiders would be down to a green receiver room that counts recent pickup Zay Jones (90 career receptions) as its most established member.
Williams (foot) is inactive for Sunday's Week 5 tilt against the Bears in London.
Williams was trending downward earlier in the weekend, and his inactive status is now confirmed. With fellow wideouts J.J. Nelson (knee) and Dwayne Harris (ankle) also on the shelf Sunday, the Raiders are down to a top receiver trio of rookie Hunter Renfrow, Keelan Doss and Trevor Davis against a ferocious Bears defense. Tight end Darren Waller may be in line for a bump in his already massive workload as a result, but quarterback Derek Carr's prospects, already shaky to start with versus Chicago, become downright grim in the wake of the multiple absences.
Williams (foot), who is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Bears, is viewed as a "longshot" to play, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
The Raiders will presumably put Williams through a pregame workout before deciding on his fate, but it doesn't sound like the team expects him to demonstrate enough progress to get the green light to play. If that's the case, a weak Raiders passing attack would likely become more reliant on tight end Darren Waller, while receivers J.J. Nelson (knee) and Hunter Renfrow may also notice heightened roles.
Williams (foot) is considered questionable for Sunday's game against the Bears in London, Scott Bair of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
Williams was a non-participant at practice throughout the week, but the questionable tag leaves him with a chance to play Week 5. The 27-year-old has 17 receptions for 216 yards and four touchdowns -- one in each game -- this season, but the Bears present a daunting matchup should he be cleared to suit up. The Raiders could have their depth at wide receiver tested Sunday with J.J. Nelson (knee) and Dwayne Harris (ankle) also questionable.
Williams (foot) didn't participate in Thursday's practice.
With absences from both of the Raiders' first two practices of the week, Williams doesn't seem to be trending toward suiting up Sunday against the Bears in London. Oakland will wait and see if Williams is able to get any on-field work in Friday before ruling on his status for Sunday, but an absence over the weekend would likely lock in tight end Darren Waller as Derek Carr's undisputed top target in the passing game.
Oakland offensive coordinator Greg Olson believes Williams (foot) will benefit from rest and improve his chances of suiting up Sunday against the Bears, Scott Bair of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
Williams has already been held out of Wednesday's practice due to the foot issue, and Thursday's update suggests he'll likely see very limited, if any, practice time this week. The plan appears to be to simply give Williams rest and see how he responds, but the Raiders do have an added variable this week, given they will be traveling to London for their Week 5 tilt. Williams is the only wide receiver to score a touchdown in each game this season, offering surprising value relative to his ADP. Those relying on him to date should at least be prepared to look in another direction, while the Raiders would be left to the likes Hunter Renfrow, Trevor Davis and Keelan Doss to lead the receiving corps, as J.J. Nelson (knee) and Dwayne Harris (ankle) are dealing with injuries of their own.
Williams was held out of practice Wednesday due to a foot injury that will likely make him questionable for Sunday's game in London against the Bears, Jerry McDonald of the Oakland Tribune reports.
Williams didn't show any sign of injury during the 31-24 win over the Colts in Week 4, catching three of seven targets for 36 yards and a touchdown while playing 93 percent of the offensive snaps. The Raiders don't have much depth behind him, with Hunter Renfrow the only other wide receiver on the roster with 10 or more targets or five or more catches this season. Trevor Davis and Keelan Doss got some playing time in the win over Indianapolis, while J.J. Nelson was a late scratch after feeling tightness in his leg during pregame warmups.
Williams caught three of seven passes for 36 yards and a touchdown during Sunday's 31-24 win over Indianapolis.
Williams got on the scoreboard early in the second quarter, fighting his way back to the ball for a 19-yard touchdown near the front pylon. Williams has only six catches in his last two games and hasn't topped 50 yards receiving since Week 1, but fans aren't likely to be complaining too much as the free-agent pickup has scored in each game to start the season. That will be a tough streak to extent to five with the Bears in town in Week 5.
Williams caught all three of his targets, accounting for 29 receiving yards and one touchdown during the Raiders' 34-14 loss to Minnesota on Sunday.
The 27-year-old wideout has been a touchdown machine since donning the Silver and Black, reaching the end zone in each of his first three games as a member of the Raiders. Williams' catch and receiving yardage totals have trended downward over the past two weeks since he logged six catches for 105 yards in the season opener, but he looks to reverse that trajectory in Week 4 against a Colts defense that allowed three Falcons players to exceed 65 receiving yards in its last time out.
Williams (hip) doesn't have a designation for Sunday's contest at Minnesota.
Williams emerged from Week 2 with a hip pointer, resulting in limited designations on the Raiders' first two injury reports of this week. There was an expectation that he'd get past the issue, which came to pass with a full practice Friday. Through two games with his new team, Williams has received exactly seven targets and scored one TD in both while handling a 94.3 percent share of the offensive snaps.
Williams (hip) remained limited at practice Thursday, Paul Gutierrez of ESPN.com reports.
Though Williams has been bothered by a hip pointer, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network previously reported that Williams plans to play Sunday against the Vikings. It remains to be seen, however, if the Raiders' top wideout is listed as questionable for that contest, or heads into the weekend minus an injury designation.
Williams (hip) was limited at practice Wednesday.
That said, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network previously reported that Williams plans to play Sunday against the Vikings "despite a painful hip pointer." In that context, we'd expect Williams to remain limited at practice Thursday, and Oakland's top wideout could be listed as questionable for this weekend's tilt.
Williams (hip) intends to play in Sunday's game against the Vikings, a source told Tom Pelissero of NFL Network.
Williams came out of the Week 2 loss to the Chiefs with a painful hip pointer, but it didn't stop the 27-year-old from playing 61 of the Raiders' 65 offensive snaps while finishing with five receptions for 46 yards and a score. The injury is expected to limit Williams' practice time this week, but so long as he's willing to play at less than 100 percent health, he'll likely get the green light to suit up Sunday. Following the team's release of Antonio Brown shortly before the season, Williams has emerged as Oakland's top wideout, hauling in 11 of 14 targets for 151 yards and two touchdowns through two contests.
Williams came out of Sunday's loss to the Chiefs with a hip pointer, Paul Gutierrez of ESPN.com reports.
Despite the issue, Williams logged 61 of a possible 65 snaps on offense Sunday, en route to hauling in five passes for 46 yards and a TD. Two games into the 2019 season, Williams has established himself as QB Derek Carr's top wideout option, a role that has resulted in back-to-back seven-target outings and a total of 11 catches for 151 yards and two scores.
Williams caught five of seven targets for 46 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 28-10 loss to the Chiefs.
While his overall performance wasn't as impressive as in his Raiders debut, Williams still found the end zone for the second straight game. The former Charger has quickly established himself as Derek Carr's top downfield option, and he already seems poised to challenge or top his career-high numbers from 2016 (69 catches for 1,059 yards and seven touchdowns).
Williams was a limited practice participant Friday due to an illness but doesn't have a designation for Sunday's game versus the Chiefs.
Clearly, the Raiders aren't concerned about Williams' chances to suit up Week 2. In Monday's season-opening win against the Broncos, he led Oakland's wideout corps by a long shot in terms of snap share (95 percent) and targets (seven), with only tight end Darren Waller (100 percent, eight) challenging him on those fronts. Expect much of the same Sunday against an exploitable Kansas City defense.
Williams turned seven targets into six receptions for 105 yards and a touchdown during Monday's 24-16 win against Denver.
The former Charger started off 2018 red-hot by accounting for five receiving touchdowns over his first eight outings of the year, but failed to get into the end zone from Week 10 on. It didn't take long for Williams to get off the schneid upon donning the Silver and Black, boxing out Broncos defensive back Justin Simmons to haul in an eight-yard Derek Carr touchdown pass on Oakland's 10th play from scrimmage. With previously presumed No. 1 wideout Antonio Brown having been released by the team Saturday, Williams carries immense upside as Carr's top target Week 2 against a Kansas City defense that last week allowed both DJ Chark and Chris Conley to exceed 95 receiving yards.
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