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August 10, 2018 01:00 PM
Colts' Kasen Williams: Has strong preseason debut
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Williams had three receptions for 46 yards in Thursday's preseason win at Seattle.

Williams is a long shot to win a roster spot, but he had a nice showing. However, Williams' action came in the second half with the third- and fourth-string offense. The final wide receiver spots on the Colts are wide open at this point.

May 12, 2018 12:16 PM
Colts' Kasen Williams: Signs with Colts
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Williams signed a contract with the Colts on Friday, Liz Matthews of USA Today reports.

Williams spent time with the Browns in 2017, recording 84 yards on nine catches in seven games. He'll face tough competition at the receiver position, though he could catch on in a depth role for Indianapolis in 2018.

May 1, 2018 02:56 PM
Kasen Williams: Waived by Browns
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Williams (knee) was waived by the Browns on Monday.

After appearing in seven games and catching nine passes for 84 yards with the Browns in 2017, Williams was signed to a reserve/future contract in January. Now, should he clear waivers as expected, he will become an unrestricted free agent.

January 1, 2018 05:24 PM
Kasen Williams: Signs reserve/future contract with Browns
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Browns signed Williams (knee) to a reserve/future contract Monday.

Williams appeared in seven games for the Browns in 2017, accruing nine catches and 84 receiving yards in seven games. Although he ended the season on the practice squad injury list due to an unspecified knee injury, Williams has plenty of time to recover in time for offseason workouts in April.

December 27, 2017 12:08 AM
Kasen Williams: Hits practice squad IR
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Browns placed Williams (knee) on the practice squad injury list Tuesday, Scott Petrak of the Elyria Chronicle-Times reports.

The exact nature of Williams' knee injury isn't certain. Cleveland filled his spot on the practice squad with fellow wideout C.J. Board.

November 16, 2017 03:48 PM
Browns' Kasen Williams: Cut loose by Cleveland
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Browns will waive Williams on Thursday, Scott Petrak of the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram reports.

Williams' dismissal likely paves the way for fellow wideout Corey Coleman (hand) to return from injured reserve in advance of Sunday's game against the Jaguars. Since turning in back-to-back four-reception outings in Weeks 5 and 6, Williams had seen his role within the Cleveland passing attack fall by the wayside, earning one total target over the Browns' subsequent three contests.

October 16, 2017 03:30 AM
Browns' Kasen Williams: Paces team in receptions Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Williams brought in four of six targets for 41 yards in Sunday's 33-17 loss to the Texans.

With Kenny Britt (knee, groin) sidelined once again, Williams was able to log four catches for the second straight week. The 24-year-old's reception and yardage totals paced the Browns, and he clearly seems to have a developing rapport with quarterback Kevin Hogan. Given Britt's struggles when he's been on the field and Williams' encouraging performances over the last pair of contests, he's certainly a fantasy piece to monitor in the coming weeks, irrespective of who lines up behind center.

October 10, 2017 08:48 PM
Browns' Kasen Williams: Four receptions Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Williams was targeted five times and managed four receptions for 33 yards in Sunday's 17-14 loss to the Jets.

Williams had his best game of the season Sunday, as he was one of the main focal points of Cleveland's offense with both Corey Coleman (hand) and Kenny Britt (knee/groin) sidelined. Still, with inept quarterback play, Williams doesn't provide much in terms of fantasy value and should be ignored until further notice.

September 17, 2017 10:24 PM
Browns' Kasen Williams: Heads to bench Week 2
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Williams (coach's decision) is listed as inactive for Sunday's matchup against the Ravens.

Williams was active Week 1 against Pittsburgh but failed to haul in his only two targets and logged just 12 offensive snaps. The Browns will try something different Week 2, sending Williams to the bench and instead activating Rashard Higgins, who was recently promoted from the practice squad.

September 14, 2017 10:20 AM
Browns' Kasen Williams: Expects more opportunities
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Williams said that he anticipates earning more opportunities in future weeks after playing just 12 snaps in the Browns' season-opening loss to the Steelers, Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.

Though he was on the field for just 18 percent of the Browns' offensive snaps, Williams was involved when his number was called, seeing two targets but failing to haul in either of them. With Kenny Britt seemingly in coach Hue Jackson's doghouse after a crucial drop in the opener, it wouldn't be a shock to see Williams get a boost in playing time against the Ravens on Sunday.

September 3, 2017 01:12 PM
Kasen Williams: Claimed by Browns
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Browns claimed Williams off waivers Sunday, Albert Breer of TheMMQB.com reports.

A 2015 undrafted free agent, Williams spent most of the past two years on Seattle's practice squad prior to breaking out for a 13-208-1 receiving line this preseason. He seemed to have a roster spot locked up once the Seahawks traded Jermaine Kearse, but the team only kept five wideouts and Williams wasn't one of them. Richard Sherman expressed displeasure on Twitter, perhaps capturing the sentiment of the entire team. In any case, Williams may actually have a better opportunity in Cleveland, where 2016 fourth-round pick Ricardo Louis currently profiles as the No. 3 receiver behind Kenny Britt and Corey Coleman. It isn't hard to imagine Williams making a quick push for the third or fourth spot on the depth chart.

September 2, 2017 09:04 PM
Kasen Williams: Waived by Seahawks
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Seahawks waived Williams (undisclosed) on Saturday.

Williams worked often with the first-team offense in the preseason, gobbling up nine of 13 targets for 208 yards and one touchdown overall. With a roster spot more or less expected, he made a surprise appearance on the Seahawks' list of cuts Saturday. While he initially had an injury designation attached to his name, he was actually exposed to plain old waivers, so a spot on the team's practice squad is likely, assuming no other team makes a claim on the wideout.

August 19, 2017 05:36 PM
Seahawks' Kasen Williams: Roster spot likely after another solid game
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Williams likely nailed down a roster spot as he caught two of four targets for 28 yards and a touchdown in Seattle's second exhibition game Friday against the Vikings.

Williams backed up his impressive preseason debut with a solid game, making two more highlight-reel catches. This time, though, the receptions came against a first-team defense as he started at flanker with Tyler Lockett (leg) and Paul Richardson (shoulder) out with injuries. Williams just missed a second touchdown on a deep throw from Russell Wilson. He also made a standout tackle on kickoff return coverage. Williams has all but locked up the last wide receiver job. If Lockett and Richardson are limited in Week 1, Williams likely would start over Jermaine Kearse. The Seahawks could also move Lockett/Richardson inside to the slot and start Williams on the outside. Keep an eye on Williams' progress.

August 14, 2017 02:16 PM
Seahawks' Kasen Williams: Favorite for last WR job
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Williams, who led the Seahawks with four catches for 119 yards in the preseason opener Sunday against the Chargers, looks like the favorite for the last wide receiver spot on the roster, Bob Condotta of The Seattle Times reports.

Williams was a fixture on the highlight reel with four impressive catches, putting him in position to take advantage of injuries to his fellow receivers. Third-round pick Amara Darboh has a sternum injury and Paul Richardson suffered a shoulder injury that is expected to keep him out "a while," so Williams will have ample opportunity to pick up reps in the Seahawks' subsequent preseason contests. The Seahawks had J.D. McKissic returning kicks Sunday, but if Tyler Lockett (leg) gets healthy enough to reclaim that role, that's another receiver spot that would open. If Williams does make the team, his role likely will be determined by the health of Richardson and/or Lockett.

August 14, 2017 11:28 AM
Seahawks' Kasen Williams: Racks up 119 receiving yards versus Chargers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Williams caught all four of his targets for 119 yards in Sunday's 48-17 win over the Chargers in preseason action.

Williams' big-play ability was on display in this one, as each of his gains went for at least 28 yards. He was the most heavily-targeted player on the team as many of the regulars exited the game early in the first half. Williams will need to continue contributing at a high level to give himself a shot at making the final roster.

December 26, 2015 05:10 PM
Seahawks' Kasen Williams: Added to active roster Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Williams was added to Seattle's active roster Saturday.

Seattle is dealing with some injuries to its receiving corps, most notably with Doug Baldwin (hamstring) questionable and Jermaine Kearse (calf) probable heading into Sunday, so Williams has been added to the active roster. Still, it's a long shot that Williams sees much in the way of playing time Sunday provided that Baldwin and Kearse are ultimately able to take the field against the Rams. Anthony McCoy was placed on injured reserve Saturday, opening a roster spot for Williams.

 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-2/219
Birthdate:
12/5/1992
Age:
27
Hometown:
Issaquah, WA, USA
School:
Washington
NFL Experience:
2
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