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DeAngelo Williams | Running Back | #34

Team: Pittsburgh Steelers
Age / DOB:  (33) / 4/25/1983
Ht / Wt:  5'9' / 215
College: Memphis
Drafted: 2006 / Rd. 1 (27) / CAR
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DeAngelo Williams is expected to be the Steelers' starting running back in the first four games of the season.
This is due to Le'Veon Bell's latest substance abuse violation. In the nine games he played start to finish last season, Williams led all NFL running backs in touches per game (22.9), touchdowns (11), and snaps played. Assuming Bell's suspension stands -- and we'd be stunned if it didn't -- Williams will start at the Redskins in Week 1, versus the Vontaze Burfict-less Bengals in Week 2, at Philadelphia in Week 3, and versus Kansas City in Week 4. Jul 22 - 10:21 AM

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DeAngelo Williams (foot) has been cleared for workouts.

Williams has been shut down since January. He plans to be full-go for OTAs. Williams should get the majority of first-team work until Le’Veon Bell (knee) returns.
Source: ESPN.com
Apr 6 - 6:26 PM

DeAngelo Williams (foot) doesn't need offseason surgery.

Williams will likely be sidelined another couple weeks, but he should be fine for a normal offseason program. Williams is under contract for another season at $2 million and will be back as Le'Veon Bell's backup.
Jan 20 - 12:40 PM

DeAngelo Williams (foot) has been ruled out for Sunday's Divisional Round game against the Broncos.

As expected. Fitzgerald Toussaint and Jordan Todman will handle the load in the backfield for the second consecutive week. With Antonio Brown (concussion) also out and Ben Roethlisberger (shoulder) dinged up, Toussaint is a dark horse to lead the Steelers in catches and carries Sunday.
Jan 15 - 12:44 PM

DeAngelo Williams (foot) remained sidelined Thursday.

D-Will was spotted without his walking boot on Thursday, but nearly every other sign suggests he'll miss Sunday's game against the Broncos. Fitzgerald Toussaint will again lead a committee with Jordan Todman mixing in to change the pace.
Jan 14 - 5:02 PM

DeAngelo Williams (foot) is back in a walking boot on Wednesday.

He's not practicing Wednesday. Williams has already been classified as facing an "uphill battle" to play Sunday against the Broncos, and coach Mike Tomlin said Tuesday that Williams is "on the outside looking in" for the Divisional Round. Fitzgerald Toussaint will again lead this backfield timeshare with Jordan Todman after the two combined for 183 yards against the Bengals.
Jan 13 - 10:35 AM

Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said DeAngelo Williams is "still kind of on the outside looking in" in his recovery from a foot injury.

Williams visited a specialist Monday, and NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports it will be an "uphill battle" for him to play Sunday. At this point, it would be surprising if Williams suited up. Fitzgerald Toussaint dominated the snaps last week, but Jordan Todman was more explosive. The duo should share work again against the Broncos.
Source: ESPN
Jan 12 - 12:23 PM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports DeAngelo Williams (foot) is "not looking good" and has an "uphill battle" to be ready for the Divisional Round against the Broncos.

Williams visited specialist Dr. Robert Anderson in North Carolina on Monday and seems to be on the wrong side of questionable to kick off the week. If Williams can't play, Fitzgerald Toussaint and Jordan Todman will again form a committee with Toussaint leading the way. The two combined for 123 rushing yards on 28 carries and 60 yards receiving against the Bengals.
Jan 11 - 7:13 PM

DeAngelo Williams (foot) is visiting a specialist on Monday.

He's seeing the noted Dr. Robert Anderson. It suggests he's no better than 50-50 for Sunday's game against the Broncos, and perhaps a longer shot than that. Fitzgerald Toussaint and Jordan Todman will form another committee if D-Will can't go. Even if D-Will does play, it might not be in the every-down role he owned after Le'Veon Bell went down.
Jan 11 - 3:12 PM

Steelers declared RB DeAngelo Williams, QB Michael Vick, WR Sammie Coates, LB L.J. Fort, OT Byron Stingily, CB Doran Grant and DE L.T. Walton inactive for Saturday's Wild Card game against the Bengals.

Williams did not practice this week because of a foot injury he suffered in the season finale. With Williams sidelined, Fitzgerald Toussaint will handle the lead duties with Jordan Todman filling a change-of-pace role. Williams would be questionable for next week if the Steelers advance.
Jan 9 - 6:53 PM

Steelers officially ruled out DeAngelo Williams (foot) for Saturday's matchup with the Bengals.

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported Williams would sit Friday morning. Fitzgerald Toussaint will be the lead back with Jordan Todman filling a change of pace role. The Steelers will likely lean heavily on the passing game with Williams sidelined.
Jan 8 - 12:37 PM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports DeAngelo Williams (foot) has been ruled out for Saturday's game against the Bengals.

Rapoport said there is a chance Williams could play in the Divisional Round if the Steelers make it that far. Fitzgerald Toussaint will handle most the backfield duties with Williams sidelined, but Jordan Todman should have a role as well. Pittsburgh should lean heavily on the passing game.
Jan 8 - 9:08 AM

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette expects DeAngelo Williams (ankle) to be ready for the Divisional Round if the Steelers advance.

D-Will is an extreme long shot for Saturday's game against the Bengals, but would apparently be ready with another week of rest. Williams might not be formally ruled out until inactives are announced Saturday evening, but every sign has suggested he'll sit.
Jan 7 - 5:51 PM

DeAngelo Williams (ankle) remained sidelined Thursday.

D-Will certainly doesn't need to practice to suit up for Saturday's game against the Bengals, but there's yet to be a positive sign for his Wild Card status. He will likely sit. In his wake will be the thoroughly underwhelming duo of Fitzgerald Toussaint and Jordan Todman
Jan 7 - 3:26 PM

DeAngelo Williams (ankle) remained in a walking boot Wednesday and did not practice.

The Steelers maintain that Williams is day-to-day, but it's looking increasingly unlikely that he's going to be able to play Saturday. If the game were Sunday, chances would be higher. Williams continues to get treatment, but it appears it'll be Fitz Toussaint and Jordan Todman in the backfield.
Jan 6 - 10:49 AM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Ben Roethlisberger
2Bruce Gradkowski
3Landry Jones
4Dustin Vaughan
RB1Le'Veon Bell
2DeAngelo Williams
3Fitzgerald Toussaint
4Daryl Richardson
5Brandon Brown-Dukes
GLB1Le'Veon Bell
2DeAngelo Williams
3RB1Le'Veon Bell
2DeAngelo Williams
FB1David Johnson
2Roosevelt Nix
WR11Antonio Brown
2Sammie Coates
3Issac Blakeney
4Eli Rogers
5Canaan Severin
WR21Markus Wheaton
2Darrius Heyward-Bey
3DeMarcus Ayers
4Shakim Phillips
5Levi Norwood
WR31Sammie Coates
TE1Ladarius Green
2Jesse James
3Xavier Grimble
4Paul Lang
LT1Ali Villanueva
2Ryan Harris
3Matt Feiler
LG1Ramon Foster
2Chris Hubbard
C1Maurkice Pouncey
2Cody Wallace
3B.J. Finney
4Quinton Schooley
RG1David DeCastro
2Cole Manhart
RT1Marcus Gilbert
2Jerald Hawkins
3Brian Mihalik
K1Chris Boswell