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Brandon Williams | Wide Receiver

Team: Pittsburgh Steelers
Age / DOB:  (32) / 2/24/1984
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 183
College: Wisconsin
Drafted: 2006 / Rd. 3 (84) / SF
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Rams PR/KR Brandon Williams sprained his ankle on Sunday.
Williams has been returning kicks with Dante Hall out due to a high ankle sprain. It's unclear how serious the injury is. Mon, Dec 3, 2007 11:31:00 AM

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Rams signed WR Brandon Williams and S Bhawoh Jue.

Williams had been cut by the 49ers after showing little after unexpectedly being drafted in the third round. The team is hoping he can return punts in place of injured Dante Hall. Jue should provide depth to a beat-up secondary. The team released OL Jeremy Parquet to make room.
Tue, Oct 9, 2007 06:20:00 PM

49ers waived WR/PR Brandon Williams.

Williams was a surprise third-round pick in 2006. He was never much of a receiver to begin with and didn’t produce as a return man. Williams doesn’t have practice squad eligibility, and could have a hard time finding work.
Tue, Sep 25, 2007 11:24:00 PM

Brandon Williams will be the 49ers' punt returner this season.

The surprise 2006 third-round pick struggled to stay active as a rookie. Now he'll be up on game days. It's bad news for Jason Hill, who may be buried.
Tue, Jul 3, 2007 12:47:00 AM

Brandon Williams is expected to resume punt return duties this Sunday.

The Niners' third-round pick has a long punt return of 31 yards on the year. He has not made a reception. Arnaz Battle's costly Week 12 muff precipitated the switch to Williams, who was inactive last Sunday.
Sat, Dec 2, 2006 09:20:00 AM

49ers declared WR/KR Brandon Williams, QB Shaun Hill, S Tony Parrish, CB Shawntae Spencer, T Harvey Dahl, T Patrick Estes, and DT Damane Duckett inactive for Week 12.

Sammy Davis is expected to take Spencer's spot. He will likely be taken to school by Torry Holt. Williams has not been much of a contributor in his first season. Arnaz Battle is active, as expected.
Source: sf49ers.com
Sun, Nov 26, 2006 11:39:00 AM

49ers WR Brandon Williams will likely make his NFL debut in Week 3.

The third-round rookie might work on returns. Taylor Jacobs is doubtful.
Sat, Sep 23, 2006 09:31:00 AM

49ers declared WR Brandon Williams, QB Shaun Hill, FB Moran Norris, TE Delanie Walker, CB B.J. Tucker, Ts Harvey Dahl and Patrick Estes, and LB Parys Haralson inactive for Week 1.

A third-round pick, Williams lost out on his camp battle to become the 49ers' No. 3 receiver.
Sun, Sep 10, 2006 03:46:00 PM

49ers signed third-round WR Brandon Williams to a four-year contract.

Williams played collegiately at Wisconsin, where he was a star. He lacks size, however, and doesn't resemble former teammate Lee Evans in terms of playmaking ability. Williams will return kicks and battle Bryan Gilmore to be San Fran's third receiver in camp.
Wed, Jul 26, 2006 08:41:00 PM

Rookie Brandon Williams and Bryan Gilmore are competing to be the Niners' third receiver.

Antonio Bryant and Arnaz Battle are slated to start. Williams could also work on returns.
Sat, Jun 17, 2006 09:48:00 AM

49ers selected Wisconsin WR Brandon Williams with the No. 84 pick in the NFL Draft.

Williams wasn't supposed to go this high. San Francisco probably felt obliged to add another lackluster talent to their receiving corps after two first-rounders with high upside. He'll compete with a deep cast of no-namers for a roster spot.
Sat, Apr 29, 2006 09:11:00 PM

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