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October 14, 2019 07:00 PM
Packers' Dexter Williams: Sidelined again Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Williams (coach's decision) is listed as inactive Monday against the Lions.

As he has been for the previous five contests, Williams will don street clothes on game day. Instead, the Packers are rolling with a top-two RB duo of Aaron Jones and Jamaal Williams while Tra Carson will suit up and be available in relief.

October 6, 2019 03:04 PM
Packers' Dexter Williams: Healthy scratch Week 5
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Williams (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's game in Dallas.

There was a belief Williams would get his first NFL action with Jamaal Williams (concussion) out of commission, but both Williams have found themselves on the inactive list. Behind Aaron Jones, Tra Carson is the only RB available to the offense, though fullback Danny Vitale is on hand for touches.

October 3, 2019 06:16 PM
Packers' Dexter Williams: Could make NFL debut Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Williams is preparing to dress as the Packers' backup running back for Sunday's game against the Cowboys in the likely event Jamaal Williams (concussion) isn't cleared to play, Wes Hodkiewicz of the team's official site reports.

After cracking the 53-man roster at the conclusion of the preseason, Williams, a sixth-round pick out of Notre Dame, has been inactive for the Packers' first four games. With Williams sustaining a concussion in the Week 4 win over the Eagles and having yet to resume practicing in any capacity, however, the rookie looks on track to make his debut by virtue of being the lone healthy backfield option available behind starter Aaron Jones and fullback Danny Vitale. In such a scenario, Jones would likely handle an even greater snap share than he usually does, but Williams could be in store for a handful of touches when the veteran needs a breather.

September 26, 2019 06:56 PM
Packers' Dexter Williams: Inactive Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Williams (coach's decision) is inactive for Thursday's matchup against the Eagles, Jason Wahlers of the Packers' official site reports.

Williams has yet to make his NFL debut. With Aaron Jones and Jamaal Williams both healthy, it appears as though the rookie sixth-round pick simply doesn't factor into Green Bay's plans on offense.

September 15, 2019 11:44 AM
Packers' Dexter Williams: Second week on inactive list
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Williams (coach's decision) is once again on the inactive list for Week 2's matchup against the Vikings.

While Williams showed flashes of promise in the preseason, he isn't a back expected to be highly involved in the offense barring a shakeup ahead of him on the depth chart. Aaron Jones is the clear No. 1, while Jamaal Williams likely finds his way on the gameday roster due to his tremendous ability in pass blocking and blitz pickup. While there's still some long-term upside here, don't expect much from Williams while the aforementioned two backs are healthy, unless he can find a way to carve out a role on special teams.

September 5, 2019 07:16 PM
Packers' Dexter Williams: Deemed inactive Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Williams (coach's decision) is inactive for Thursday's game at Chicago.

While the rookie made the Packers' 53-man roster out of the preseason, Williams won't be available to the backfield in his first potential contest. The team will rely on Aaron Jones and Jamaal Williams to fuel the ground game.

August 30, 2019 01:04 AM
Packers' Dexter Williams: Scores winning touchdown
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Williams rushed nine times for 34 yards and a touchdown, and caught both his targets for 30 yards in Thursday night's 27-20 preseason win over the Chiefs.

Williams entered the game behind Tra Carson, who finished with six carries for 25 yards and one catch for 14. The rookie sixth-rounder did well by totaling 64 yards on his 11 touches, but he'll be most pleased by his three-yard touchdown during the fourth quarter, which ultimately won the Packers the game. Whether Williams has done enough to earn a regular-season roster spot remains to be seen, but his effort Thursday should at least help his cause.

August 23, 2019 07:52 PM
Packers' Dexter Williams: Behind Carson on depth chart
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Williams is behind Tra Carson on the running back depth chart according to coach Matt LaFleur, Ryan Wood of the Green Bay Press-Gazette reports.

LaFleur praised Carson's knowledge and pass protection, suggesting Williams isn't picking up some intricacies of the game as quickly as the coach would like. The rookie sixth-rounder out of Notre Dame is far from a lock for a roster spot at this point.

August 23, 2019 07:52 PM
Packers' Dexter Williams: Dozen touches Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Williams had 11 carries for 27 yards and one reception for five yards in Thursday's preseason loss to the Raiders.

Williams did not do anything particularly notable Thursday, but his performance was far better than it was in the exhibition game the previous week. Williams and Tra Carson continue to compete for the No. 3 running back spot on the Packers' depth chart, and Williams still likely has a better chance to make the squad. Each player will get one more chance to show what he can do with extended playing time next week.

August 16, 2019 06:24 PM
Packers' Dexter Williams: Quiet in second preseason game
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Williams had three carries for five yards and one reception for four yards in Thursday's preseason loss to the Ravens.

Williams piled up 80 yards on 15 touches in the Packers' exhibition opener, but he was quiet in the box score in Game 2. He also was guilty of a couple of mishaps that weren't readily apparent, dropping a screen pass with a lot of space in front of him and playing a part in a botched handoff -- the fumble was charged to quarterback Tim Boyle -- deep in the Packers' end of the field. None of the team's running backs stood out Thursday, so Williams' chances of making the roster presumably weren't affected much. He does, however, appear to have a ways to go before he's ready to play a key role.

August 9, 2019 12:44 AM
Packers' Dexter Williams: Productive in preseason debut
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Williams rushed 14 times for 62 yards and caught his lone target for 18 yards in Thursday night's 28-26 preseason win over the Texans.

Williams was handed a big chunk of playing time with Aaron Jones and Jamaal Williams both sidelined by hamstring injuries. The rookie sixth-rounder did fairly well for himself, showing some wiggle while ripping off a game-long 14-yard run and going for another big gain through the air. With Green Bay's other tailbacks producing very little Thursday, Williams is surely trending toward a roster spot, and will aim to impress further next week versus the Ravens.

June 25, 2019 05:52 PM
Packers' Dexter Williams: Well-positioned for roster spot
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Williams is one of four tailbacks on the Green Bay roster after the team cut Kapri Bibbs earlier in June.

The rookie sixth-round pick is in excellent position for a spot on the 53-man roster, likely competing with 26-year-old Tra Carson (ribs) for a single job. Williams may even have an opportunity to push Jamaal Williams for backup work -- a potentially valuable role given that lead back Aaron Jones has suffered three MCL sprains in two pro seasons. Jones returned healthy for the start of the offseason program and reportedly is in much better shape after he changed his diet to reduce sugar intake.

April 27, 2019 05:20 PM
Packers' Dexter Williams: Heading to Green Bay
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Packers selected Williams in the sixth round of the 2019 NFL Draft, 194th overall.

Williams was arrested in 2016 for marijuana possession and possession of a handgun with a license, the latter of which was dropped, and also missed a portion of his senior season due to an undisclosed team suspension. Still, the Notre Dame product ran for 995 yards and 12 touchdowns across 158 carries in the aforementioned campaign, displaying enough burst to accelerate through the hole and enough agility to routinely get around the corner on outside carries. That likely won't be as easy to replicate on the NFL level, but the fact Williams is a proven workhorse certainly can't hurt with injury-prone Aaron Jones and Jamaal Williams currently slotted above him on the depth chart.

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