Williams recorded 47 tackles and two passes defensed over 12 games in 2019.
Williams, the Browns' second-round pick (46th overall) in the 2019 draft, had the predictable issues one might expect of a rookie NFL cornerback. An early season hamstring injury was one hurdle, but Cleveland expects development during Williams' second season. With Adam Schefter of ESPN.com reporting the Browns are closing in on San Francisco defensive back coach Joe Woods to become the new defensive coordinator, the organization is looking to add a good defensive mind. Woods has a ton of experience coaching cornerbacks, 12 years in all, and he could have a hand in guiding both Williams and 2018 first-round draft pick Denzel Ward.
Williams (shoulder) does not carry an injury designation for Sunday's divisional tilt against the Bengals, Scott Petrak of the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram reports.
Williams practiced in full Friday after beginning the week with two straight limited sessions. The rookie second-round pick appears set to draw his usual start at cornerback across from Denzel Ward in Week 14.
Coach Freddie Kitchens said Monday that Williams (shoulder) is still receiving medical evaluation, Scott Petrak of the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram reports.
Kitchens expressed optimism that Williams may have avoided a major injury, but details surrounding the rookie cornerback's recovery timetable still remain undisclosed. Williams picked up the shoulder issue during Sunday's loss to the Steelers. As long as he remains sidelined, Terrance Mitchell stands to play an expanded role on defense.
Williams (shoulder) is questionable to return to Sunday's game against the Steelers, Dale Lolley of DKPittsburghSports.com reports.
Williams was forced to exit the contest in the fourth quarter, and it's unclear how he picked up the shoulder issue. As long as the 2019 second-round pick is sidelined, however, look for Terrance Mitchell to be the beneficiary of an increase in snaps during the game.
Williams (hamstring) was a full participant in Wednesday's practice, Scott Petrak of the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram reports.
Williams will gear up for the first time since Week 2 in Sunday's game against the Patriots. He'll return at the same time as Denzel Ward (hamstring), who matched Williams' recovery timeline. Williams, a rookie second-round pick, should take over as an every-snap cornerback against the Patriots offense, which lost Josh Gordon (knee) but added Mohamed Sanu.
Williams (hamstring) said Tuesday that he returned to practice and is expecting to be ready for Week 8's matchup against New England, Scott Petrak of the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram reports.
Williams missed Sunday's matchup with the Seahawks because of this hamstring issue. The 21-year-old played in the season's first two games -- recording five total tackles over 107 defensive snaps -- but hasn't seen the field since.
Williams (hamstring) is inactive Sunday against Seattle.
No surprises here, as the Browns expected to hold out Williams through their Week 7 bye. It will be the fourth consecutive game Cleveland will be without both starting cornerbacks, as Denzel Ward will end up on the inactive list as well. Both may return after the bye, but in the meantime, look for Terrance Mitchell to step in and start in place of Williams.
Williams (hamstring), who is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Seahawks, isn't expected to play, Josina Anderson of ESPN reports.
Williams was able to return to practice this week as a limited participant, but it looks like the Browns will keep both him and Denzel Ward (hamstring) out another week.
Williams (hamstring) is officially listed as questionable for Sunday's tilt against the Seahawks, Mary Kay Cabot of The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.
Williams' hamstring issue has caused him to miss the last three games, but he now appears to be nearing a return. With Denzel Ward (hamstring) also listed as questionable, it's possible the Browns will have both starting cornerbacks on hand against Seattle.
Williams (hamstring) was a limited participant in Wednesday's practice, Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.
This is Williams' first time practicing in three weeks, and he'll look to get up to game speed before Sunday's matchup versus the Seahawks. Denzel Ward (hamstring) also returned to practice, so the Browns' secondary could have both players healthy for the first time since Week 2.
Williams (hamstring) is listed as inactive for Monday's showdown against the 49ers.
Williams and fellow starting cornerback Denzel Ward (hamstring) will both be sidelined for the third straight week. TJ Carrie and Terrance Mitchell are expected to fill in, while Robert Jackson and Tavierre Thomas should also see increased workloads.
Williams (hamstring) isn't expected to play in Monday's game versus the 49ers, Mary Kay Cabot of The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.
Williams and Denzel Ward (hamstring) are on track to miss their third straight game. The Browns' secondary has survived without the two, but it's still a hefty downgrade to TJ Carrie and Terrance Mitchell. Williams will look to shake the injury before Week 6's game versus the Seahawks.
Williams (hamstring) is listed as questionable for Monday's game versus the 49ers, Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.
Williams didn't practice all week so it's unlikely he'll be able to shake this injury by kickoff Monday at 8:15 p.m. ET. However, the Browns aren't ruling him out completely. Their secondary could be in rough shape for the third straight game since Denzel Ward (hamstring) also missed every practice this week.
Williams (hamstring) is trending toward another absence ahead of Monday's game against the 49ers, Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com reports.
Williams has been a non-participant at practice all week, and there is not much reason for optimism regarding his or fellow starting corner Denzel Ward's (hamstring) status for the Week 5 contest. Should either ultimately sit, TJ Carrie and Terrance Mitchell will again be called upon to see increased roles in the secondary.
Williams (hamstring) did not practice Thursday, Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.
Williams has missed two straight games due to a lingering hamstring injury. The rookie second-round pick's recovery will be worth monitoring as the week progresses, as he'll likely need to practice in some capacity ahead of Monday's tilt against the 49ers in order to suit up.
Williams (hamstring) is inactive for Sunday's divisional tilt in Baltimore.
As expected, the hamstring injury that kept Williams from practicing all week will sideline him Sunday. The Browns' secondary will also be without Denzel Ward (hamstring), setting the stage for Terrance Mitchell and T.J. Carrie to serve as the team's starting cornerbacks.
Williams (hamstring) is not expected to play in Sunday's divisional clash against Baltimore, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Williams was unable to practice the entire week leading up to the game, so this news doesn't come as a complete surprise. If he does in fact miss time, the Browns could be without him and Denzel Ward, who is also nursing a hamstring injury. If both officially can't suit up, it likely would be Terrance Mitchell and T.J. Carrie grabbing the starts at cornerback.
Williams (hamstring) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Ravens, Andrew Gribble of the Browns' official site reports.
Williams didn't practice at all this week. The rookie second-round pick's chances of suiting up Week 4 appear murky considering his lack of on-field activity, but he at least has a shot to take the field in Baltimore. If Williams is forced to miss any time, Terrance Mitchell will slot into the starting lineup.
Williams (hamstring) didn't participate in Wednesday's practice, Scott Petrak of the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram reports.
Williams began jogging Monday and said he believed he'd be ready for Week 4's game versus the Ravens, but his initial absence from practice tells a different story. He still has two more practices this week to work in some capacity, and a quick progression would be favorable considering the Ravens rank seventh in the league with 295 passing yards per game.
Williams (hamstring) resumed jogging Monday but doesn't know when he'll practice next, Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.
Williams is trending up, and he's hopeful he'll be able to play in Sunday's game versus the Ravens. The Browns' secondary struggled with Williams and Denzel Ward (hamstring) sitting out, so the sooner the better for their returns considering a strong Baltimore pass attack is up next.