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Keiland Williams | Running Back

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (28) / 8/14/1986
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 230
College: LSU
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Redskins waived RB/FB Keiland Williams and TE Emmanuel Ogbuehi.
Williams was a core special teamer, but didn't offer enough value on offense to be carried over Evan Royster. Williams' release also gives big-play rookie Chris Thompson a chance to make the 53 despite his preseason fumbles. Sat, Aug 31, 2013 09:51:00 AM

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Redskins signed FB Keiland Williams.

Williams is an upgrade on Ryan Grant thanks to his versatility. He'll help on special teams, can do some lead blocking and can even be a power back in a pinch. Williams knows the scheme after spending the 2010 season in Washington.
Tue, Oct 23, 2012 12:15:00 PM

Lions waived FB Keiland Williams.

Williams was mostly a special teamer for the Lions, so this doesn't really have an impact on Kevin Smith's projected role. A roster spot was needed for secondary help as Bill Bentley (shoulder) and Jacob Lacey (concussion) are both in doubt for Week 7.
Thu, Oct 18, 2012 10:24:00 AM

Keiland Williams ran eight times for 27 yards in Friday's preseason game against the Ravens, adding three catches for 26 yards.

Three of his touches came with Matthew Stafford still in the game. Williams' stat-line wasn't as impressive as Joique Bell's, who rushed five times for 35 yards while reeling in three catches for 44 yards, but Bell didn't play a down until third-stringer Kellen Moore entered. Bell also lost a fumble near the goal line at the end of a 20-yard run. Williams, who has 17 preseason totes for 98 yards, is ahead of Bell on the depth chart. Bell has carried 21 times for 124 yards.
Fri, Aug 17, 2012 11:44:00 PM

Keiland Williams, Joique Bell and Stephon Green will likely battle for one running back spot at training camp.

There's not much room behind Jahvid Best, Mikel Leshoure and Kevin Smith. The bulky Williams didn't exactly impress with his chances last season anyway, averaging a meager 3.4 yards on 58 carries. He's still the favorite from this group.
Mon, Jun 25, 2012 08:51:00 AM

Keiland Williams rushed 12 times for 43 yards and added two catches for 17 yards in the Lions' Week 14 win over the Vikings.

With Maurice Morris limited severely by a chest injury, Williams handled the feature back job for the majority of three quarters. He got what was blocked, but the 230-pounder has no explosion or burst. Only the most desperate of owners should consider an add heading into next week's game at Oakland. Morris' injury does not appear serious.
Sun, Dec 11, 2011 06:39:00 PM

Keiland Williams rushed two times for 14 yards in Sunday's loss to the Saints, adding one catch for seven yards.

Williams' limited use is noteworthy because it came on a night where Kevin Smith aggravated his ankle injury early in the second half. Maurice Morris carried the load after Smith went down. Although Williams will undoubtedly be in line for more touches if Smith can't give it a go in Week 14, he's an extremely low-upside flier in all formats.
Mon, Dec 5, 2011 01:15:00 AM

Keiland Williams rushed two times for 18 yards with a touchdown and added four catches for 33 yards in Thursday's loss to the Packers.

Williams only got significant snaps in this one thanks to Kevin Smith's ankle injury. He tore through a gaping hole in the fourth quarter for a 16-yard score, but played behind Maurice Morris. If Smith's sprain proves to be serious, Williams will function as the power back behind Morris in Week 13.
Thu, Nov 24, 2011 04:22:00 PM

Keiland Williams rushed for just 25 yards on 11 carries and added one reception for five yards against the Broncos in Week 8.

Williams didn't enter the game until 11 minutes left in the second quarter. He did have one shot at a touchdown, but was stuffed on the goal-line one play after Maurice Morris failed to get in. The Lions hope to have Jahvid Best back in Week 10, so Williams is droppable in all formats.
Sun, Oct 30, 2011 07:36:00 PM

Keiland Williams rushed nine times for 44 yards against the Falcons in Week 7.

Williams handled feature-back work in the second quarter after Maurice Morris did the same in the first. The two backs essentially split snaps and touches down the middle, though Williams never got a shot at goal-line work. He's not an attractive fantasy option against the Broncos in Week 8.
Sun, Oct 23, 2011 05:50:00 PM

Keiland Williams and Maurice Morris shared first-team reps at Lions practice Wednesday.

They're essentially competing for snaps on Sunday with Jahvid Best (concussion) not expected to play. Ronnie Brown hasn't joined practice yet, but is expected to do so Thursday after passing his physical. Morris is slated to draw the start against the Falcons, but he's going to be a timeshare back in Week 7.
Wed, Oct 19, 2011 04:46:00 PM

Coach Jim Schwartz confirmed that RB Keiland Williams is still getting up to speed on "protections and things like that."

"We are getting him up to speed," Schwartz said. "He's doing a lot of different things, including playing fullback on our scout team." Just fourth on the depth chart, Williams was a healthy scratch in Week 1. He's not going to have fantasy value any time soon.
Fri, Sep 16, 2011 10:14:00 AM

Lions declared RB Keiland Williams inactive for Sunday's game against the Bucs.

Williams may eventually earn a short-yardage role as the biggest back the Lions' have, but he's not ready yet. The ex-Redskins has only been with the Lions for a week. Other Lions inactives: QB Drew Stanton, T Jason Fox, G Jacques McClendon, DT Nick Fairley, LB Doug Hogue and CB Alphonso Smith.
Sun, Sep 11, 2011 11:52:00 AM

According to Phillip Zaroo of MLive.com, the Lions plan to use Keiland Williams in the same "manner" they planned to use Mikel Leshoure (injured reserve, Achilles).

Zaroo isn't saying Williams will be the No. 2 back, only that he offers a similar size in a less talented skill-set. "We saw him as a runner at LSU. He's a little bit bigger than some of the guys that we have," said coach Jim Schwartz. It appears that Williams will get a long look in a short-yardage and clock-killing situations. We'd advise carrying Jerome Harrison on fantasy rosters instead.
Source: MLive.com
Tue, Sep 6, 2011 08:17:00 AM

Lions claimed RB Keiland Williams off waivers from the Redskins.

Detroit needed a bigger back to go with Jahvid Best, Jerome Harrison, and Maurice Morris. At 5'11/230, Williams was a better fit than Aaron Brown. Versatility is Williams' calling card, as he can play all three downs in a pinch. His addition won't alter the fantasy value of Best.
Sun, Sep 4, 2011 05:33:00 PM

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QB1Kyle Orton
2Josh Freeman
3B.J. Coleman
4Dominique Davis
5Tim Tebow
6Josh Portis
7John Skelton
8Vince Young
9Kevin Kolb
10Tyler Thigpen
11David Carr
12Pat White
13John Parker Wilson
14Jerrod Johnson
15Adam Weber
16Nate Enderle
17Nick Stephens
18Ryan Katz
19Colby Cameron
20Kyle Padron
21James Vandenberg
22Mike Hermann
23Nathan Stanley
24Dalton Williams
25Matt Brown
26Caleb TerBush
27Tim Jenkins
28Dayne Crist
29Brett Smith
30Tommy Rees
31Brock Jensen
32Jordan Rodgers
33Alex Carder
34Keith Price
35Kory Faulkner
36Collin Klein
37Rusty Smith
RB1Michael Turner
2Michael Bush
3Brandon Jackson
4D.J. Ware
5Ryan Torain
6Beanie Wells
7Andre Brown
8Jamie Harper
9Chris Rainey
10Terrance Ganaway
11Alvester Alexander
12Zach Brown
13Brandon Saine
14D.J. Harper
15Tim Cornett
16Isaac Redman
17Lance Ball
18Javarris James
19Darren Evans
20Delone Carter
21Anthony Allen
22Damien Berry
23Richard Murphy
24Phillip Tanner
25Jordan Roberts
26Orwin Smith
27Armond Smith
28Stefphon Jefferson
29Deonte Williams
30Bradley Randle
31Quentin Hines
32De'Leon Eskridge
GLB1Michael Turner
2Michael Bush
3Ryan Torain
4Beanie Wells
5Andre Brown
3RB1Michael Bush
2D.J. Ware
3Beanie Wells
4Andre Brown
FB1Lousaka Polite
2Vonta Leach
3Lawrence Vickers
4Le'Ron McClain
5Jacob Hester
6Chris Pressley
7Brit Miller
8Braden Wilson
9Owen Marecic
10Dorson Boyce
11Owen Schmitt
12Quinn Johnson
13Roosevelt Nix
14James Baker
15Ben Bartholomew
16Alex Debniak
17Ryan Roberson
18Jonathan Amosa
19Rupert Bryan
20Ryan D'Imperio
21Eddie Williams
22Jon Hoese
23Ben Guidugli
24Nate Eachus
25Jourdan Brooks
26Devonte Campbell
27Brock Bolen
WR11Laurent Robinson
2Jabar Gaffney
3Titus Young
4Darius Johnson
5Lamont Bryant
6Keenan Davis
7Taulib Ikharo
8Terrence Toliver
9Greg Childs
10Kevin Hardy
11Ben Obomanu
12Devery Henderson
13Richard Goodman
14Johnathan Haggerty
15Marcus Jackson
16Nicholas Johnson
17Jordan White
18Matt Willis
19Lavelle Hawkins
20Brett Swain
21Chaz Schilens
22Charly Martin
23Emmanuel Arceneaux
24Robby Toma
25Carlin Isles
26Chandler Jones
27Jeremy Kelley
28Sederrick Cunningham
29Zach Rogers
30Roy Roundtree
31Erik Highsmith
32Sam McGuffie
33Tyrone Goard
34Cole McKenzie
35Jamal Miles
36Rashad Evans
37Quintin Payton
38Chip Reeves
39Terrell Sinkfield
40Jheranie Boyd
41Eric Rogers
42Rashaad Carter
43Demetrius Fields
44Scott Pillar
45Julius Pruitt
46Mardy Gilyard
47Diondre Borel
48Bert Reed
49Brandon Carswell
50Joseph Anderson
51Jon Baldwin
52Chastin West
WR21Braylon Edwards
2Davone Bess
3Kerry Meier
4Jordan Shipley
5Earl Bennett
6Mohamed Massaquoi
7Eric Weems
8Steve Breaston
9Donte' Stallworth
10Donald Jones
11Brandon Banks
12Raymond Radway
13Chris Givens
14Aaron Mellette
15Robert Gill
16Darius Hanks
17David Douglas
18Martel Moore
19Dominique Croom
20Brandon Collins
21Tray Session
22Jeff Fuller
23Tim Toone
24Duke Calhoun
25Nicholas Edwards
26Michael Jenkins
27David Ball
28Devin Aromashodu
29Jarett Dillard
30Terrence Austin
31Deon Butler
32Early Doucet
33Patrick Crayton
34Perez Ashford
35Roberto Wallace
36Bobby Sewall
37Ronald Johnson
38Andrew DePaola
39James Shaw
40Kevin Elliott
41Jared Green
42Michael Calvin
43Taveon Rogers
44Jason Thompson
45Omarius Hines
46Anthony Amos
47R.J. Webb
48Andrew Helmick
49Alex Neutz
50Kelsey Pope
51Jordan Harris
52Rodrick Rumble
53Devin Goda
54Brandon Kaufman
55Jerry Johnson
WR31Jabar Gaffney
2Laurent Robinson
3Davone Bess
TE1Randy McMichael
2Leonard Pope
3Tony Scheffler
4David Thomas
5Kevin Boss
6Aaron Hernandez
7Adam Nissley
8Danny Noble
9Jamie Childers
10Sean McGrath
11Andrew Szczerba
12Tommy Gallarda
13Daniel Graham
14Billy Bajema
15Steve Watson
16Matt Furstenburg
17Ben Cotton
18David Rolf
19Hayden Smith
20Joel Dreessen
21Tom Crabtree
22Brody Eldridge
23Nate Byham
24Dedrick Epps
25Martin Rucker
26Konrad Reuland
27Dan Gronkowski
28Colin Cloherty
29Dominique Curry
30Nelson Rosario
31Joe Sawyer
32Ben Hartsock
33Visanthe Shiancoe
34Tim Biere
35Evan Moore
36Alex Silvestro
37Cameron Graham
38Richard Quinn
39Jake O'Connell
40Jamie McCoy
41Isaiah Stanback
42Evan Landi
43Taylor Cook
44Travis Tannahill
45Chase Clement
46A.C. Leonard
47Joe Don Duncan
48Chase Dixon
49David Wright
K1Rob Bironas
2Garrett Hartley
3Matt Szymanski
4Danny Hrapmann
5Brandon Bogotay
6Havard Rugland
7Austin Signor
8Morgan Lineberry
9Brett Baer
10Brett Maher
11Jose Maltos
12Adam Yates
13Zach Ramirez
14Michael Palardy
15Sergio Castillo