Williams (undisclosed) was waived by the Bengals with an injury settlement.
Williams was dealing with an undisclosed injury suffered in last Sunday's preseason game against the Bills. The severity of the injury remains unclear, but the 22-year-old is now free to sign elsewhere if healthy enough to play.
Williams injured his knee and will not return to Sunday's preseason game against the Bills, Paul Dehner Jr. of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
The severity of Williams' injury is yet to be determined, but any sort of extended absence likely hurts his chances of making the Bengals' 53-man roster.
Williams was promoted to the Bengals' active roster Saturday, Jay Morrison of the Dayton Daily News reports.
Williams has spent the entirety of his rookie season on the Bengals' practice unit, but will get the opportunity to make his NFL debut Sunday against the Vikings. It looks like the Bengals were looking to add depth to their running back corps, as starter Joe Mixon (concussion) is considered questionable for the contest. Williams does not figure to have much of an impact on offense, but he could receive an opportunity to impress via special teams.
Williams signed with the Bengals practice squad.
With the Bengals posting plenty of depth at the running back position between the likes of Jeremy Hill, Giovani Bernard and rookie Joe Mixon, Williams was unable to find his way onto the final roster but will remain within the organization as a depth option.
Williams will be in store for an increased workload in Thursday's preseason contest against the Colts with Jeremy Hill (ankle) and Tra Carson (undisclosed) likely sidelined, Geoff Hobson of the Bengals' official site reports.
In addition to Hill and Carson, Giovani Bernard and Joe Mixon will receive limited snaps, at best, leaving Williams to gobble up whatever remains as the sole running back remaining on the roster. Through three preseason games and 40 offensive snaps, Williams has tallied 14 carries for 33 yards and two receptions (on three targets) for 19 yards.
Williams (undisclosed) passed a physical Monday and was able to practice with the team, Geoff Hobson of the Bengals' official website reports.
Williams started all four years at the University of Texas at San Antonio, and he had over 1,000 all-purpose yards each of his final two years. The Bengals have some serious talent at running back with rookie veteran Giovani Bernard, Jeremy Hill and highly touted rookie Joe Mixon. Williams faces an uphill battle to win playing time in Cincinnati.
Williams (undisclosed) was placed on the Active/Physically Unable to Perform list Wednesday, CMG's Jay Morrison reports.
It isn't immediately clear what Williams is dealing with, but he's eligible to return to practice as soon as he's medically cleared.