Williams will not draw the start at weakside linebacker during Sunday's contest against the Saints, John Oehser of the Jaguars' official site reports.
Williams will be replaced by Najee Goode in Jacksonville's starting lineup. The rookie third-round pick has played the majority of snaps on defense over the last four games. It remains to be seen whether the cause of his reduced workload is injury-related, or due to some other circumstance.
Williams finished Sunday's 26-24 win over the Broncos with eight tackles (four solo).
For a third straight week, Williams recorded eight tackles. He is now up to 28 total for the season. Somewhat concerning was his Week 4 usage; Williams saw 55 defensive snaps against Denver, a week after being on the field 79 times versus the Titans. He'll hope to eclipse the 60-snap threshold in Week 5 when the Jaguars visit the Panthers.
Williams recorded eight tackles (four solo) in Thursday's 20-7 win over the Titans.
Williams played 99 percent of snaps on defense during Thursday's win. The rookie third-round pick appears to have earned a starting role in the middle of Jacksonville's defense alongside Myles Jack, and he could have weekly value in IDP formats if he's able to keep compiling tackles with consistency.
Williams had nine tackles (six solo) in Sunday's loss at Houston.
The rookie third-round pick had four tackles in his NFL debut last week and played a major role in holding the Texans to 13 points Sunday. Williams should continue to see a heavy workload in the middle of Jacksonville's defense alongside Myles Jack.
Williams (knee) returned to Sunday's game versus the Chiefs, Phillip Heilman of The Athletic reports.
Williams was evaluated in the locker room, and he returned to the field after halftime. The rookie third-round pick slotted back into his weakside linebacker position.
Williams (knee) is questionable to return to Sunday's game versus the Chiefs, Hays Carlyon of 1010 AM WJXL reports.
Williams suffered a torn meniscus in training camp, but he was cleared before the season opener. It's unclear if this injury is related. The rookie third-round pick looked solid through the first half of his NFL debut, making three solo tackles -- one for a loss.
Williams (knee) is a full-go for Week 1 against the Chiefs, Phillip Heilman of The Athletic reports.
Despite having meniscus surgery early in training camp, the rookie third-round pick was listed as the starting weak-side linebacker on Jacksonville's depth chart throughout the preseason. Williams should have a significant Week 1 role, but it isn't clear if he'll be an every-down player. Starting mike linebacker Myles Jacks remains the safe bet for three-down usage and IDP value in Jacksonville.
Williams (knee) practiced on an individual basis Tuesday, Phillip Heilman of The Athletic reports.
Tuesday's individual work is Williams' first practice participation since he underwent surgery to address a partially torn meniscus Aug. 1. It remains to be seen whether the rookie first-round pick will make his preseason debut Thursday against Atlanta. If Williams continues to progress well in his recovery, he could take the field for Jacksonville's regular-season opener against the Chiefs.
Williams will be sidelined 4-to-6 weeks after undergoing surgery to address a partially torn meniscus, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Williams was making a solid impression in training camp but is now likely to be sidelined for the start of the regular season. The rookie third-round pick could be moved to the PUP list if he ends up likely to miss the first few weeks of the regular season.
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