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D.J. Williams | Tight End | #48

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (27) / 9/10/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 245
College: Arkansas
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 5 (141) / GB
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Redskins signed TE D.J. Williams, formerly of the Buccaneers.
Williams was billed as an athletic, catch-first tight end coming out of Arkansas in 2011, but he isn't particularly athletic and really struggles to block. In Washington, Williams will have a realistic chance at making the 53-man roster after Niles Paul and Logan Paulsen were placed on I.R. The Redskins should be continuing to look at tight ends at final NFL cuts. Sun, Aug 16, 2015 08:11:00 PM

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The Redskins are hosting free agent TE D.J. Williams on Sunday.

He's being put through a workout as the Redskins prepare to place both Niles Paul (ankle) and Logan Paulsen (toe) on injured reserve. A 26-year-old journeyman, Williams was the Packers' fifth-round draft pick in 2011.
Sun, Aug 16, 2015 02:33:00 PM

Bucs signed TE D.J. Williams and TE Cameron Brate.

WR Marcus Thigpen has been waived. The fact that the Bucs have signed two tight ends can't be considered a good sign for Austin Seferian-Jenkins' (back) Week 13 status. Williams appeared in nine games between the Patriots and Jaguars last season, catching zero passes.
Tue, Nov 25, 2014 02:07:00 PM

Patriots waived TE D.J. Williams and DT Marcus Forston.

Williams had been sidelined for over two weeks with a leg injury. We suppose his release could be a vote of confidence in Rob Gronkowski's health, but Williams was always a roster long-shot. One month shy of his 26th birthday, Williams hasn't caught a pass since 2012.
Thu, Aug 21, 2014 04:04:00 PM

The Patriots' website considers D.J. Williams a long shot to make New England's 53-man roster.

Williams is the Patriots' top "move" tight end, but his roster spot won't be guaranteed if Rob Gronkowski (knee) is available for Week 1. Michael Hoomanawanui is a lock to return after re-signing to a two-year deal in March and New England likes blocking FB/TE James Develin. Williams is the only player capable of playing the "F" position in the Patriots' offense and will push for a role in two tight-end sets if he makes the team.
Sat, Jul 5, 2014 05:15:00 PM

D.J. Williams is currently the top "move" tight end on the Patriots.

In other words, the Patriots don't have anyone to play the "F" position once held by Aaron Hernandez. Williams is a borderline NFL player with nine catches in 35 career games. Tom Brady projects to use a three-wide formation featuring Julian Edelman, Danny Amendola and Aaron Dobson as his base.
Source: ESPN Boston
Wed, May 28, 2014 08:11:00 AM

Patriots waived TE D.J. Williams.

Williams was signed last week. Now the Michael Hoomanawanui (knee) is back at practice, Williams is no longer needed.
Wed, Dec 4, 2013 04:56:00 PM

Patriots signed TE D.J. Williams.

Williams provides insurance for No. 2 tight end Michael Hoomanawanui, who is dealing with a sprained knee. He's not going to have a meaningful role as a pass catcher.
Tue, Nov 26, 2013 03:03:00 PM

Jaguars waived TE D.J. Williams.

Although Marcedes Lewis (calf) has barely played, Williams has recorded no catches on the season. The ex-Packer is allegedly a pass-catching tight end.
Mon, Nov 4, 2013 10:13:00 AM

Jaguars claimed TE D.J. Williams off waivers from the Packers.

Williams was one of the better players to hit the waiver wire on Saturday. He's a smallish pass-catching tight end at 6-foot-2, 245 who doesn't bring much to the table as a blocker. Williams has just nine career catches for 70 yards through 26 games. He should get plenty more opportunities in Jacksonville.
Sun, Sep 1, 2013 01:13:00 PM

Packers waived TE D.J. Williams.

Williams is a pass-catching tight end that consistently gets trucked in the run game. He finished the preseason with six catches for 38 yards and no scores.
Sat, Aug 31, 2013 01:54:00 PM

ESPN.com doesn't project Packers TE D.J. Williams to make the final roster.

Williams, a 2011 fifth-round pick, has reportedly been far too inconsistent. He practices well, but never carries it over to the games. Williams has just three catches for 25 yards through two preseason games, and has been destroyed as a run blocker. He has just nine career catches in 26 games.
Source: ESPN.com
Thu, Aug 22, 2013 05:36:00 PM

ESPN Boston mentions Packers TE D.J. Williams and Eagles TE Clay Harbor as "names that come to mind" if the Patriots want to try and trade for a tight end.

Beat writer Field Yates is just tossing a couple of names in the air. He wasn't suggesting the Patriots were actually targeting Williams or Harbor, but either one could make some sense. Harbor has fallen out of favor in Philadelphia, and Williams has caught just nine passes in 26 career games as he's been hard-pressed to find the field. Green Bay may be more inclined to keep Williams, especially with Jermichael Finley's contract wrapping up after 2013. Both Williams and Harbor are athletic catch-first tight ends.
Source: ESPN Boston
Sun, Jun 30, 2013 10:38:00 AM

ESPN Milwaukee wonders if TE D.J. Williams fits into the Packers' plans.

Williams, a 2011 fifth-round pick, caught just seven passes for 57 yards in his sophomore season and was a healthy inactive down the stretch. He was deemed a solid pass-catching tight end coming out of Arkansas, but his impact was minimal even as Jermichael Finley struggled mightily in the first half of 2012. Williams, as it stands right now, is fourth on the depth chart.
Mon, Jan 21, 2013 12:19:00 PM

Packers TE D.J. Williams (hamstring) was limited in practice on Friday and is listed as questionable for Week 6.

Williams was looking at an increased role on Sunday with Jermichael Finley's (shoulder) status in doubt. The second-year tight end is staring at a game-time decision. If both he and Finley are forced to miss, the Packers wouldn't have a tight end worth considering in fantasy.
Fri, Oct 12, 2012 01:48:00 PM

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24Josh Harper
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26David Porter
27DaVaris Daniels
28Tyler McDonald
29Ezell Ruffin
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5Joe Morgan
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27Tom Nelson
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