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William Powell | Running Back

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (26) / 3/9/1988
Ht / Wt:  5'9' / 207
College: Kansas State
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Texans waived/released RB William Powell, WR Joe Adams, WR Alec Lemon, NT David Hunter, NT Austin Brown, OLB Terrance Lloyd, OLB Lawrence Sidbury, CB Junior Mertile and G Sam Longo.
Powell was behind Arian Foster, Jonathan Grimes, Alfred Blue and Ronnie Brown in the backfield picture. The Texans need to make four more moves to get to 75. Aug 25 - 10:01 AM

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Texans signed RB William Powell.

Powell, 26, worked out for the Texans on Monday, along with Ronnie Brown and Brian Leonard. Powell was out of the league last season after averaging just 3.6 YPC behind a pathetic Arizona offensive line in 2012. After the Texans cut all three of RBs Andre Brown, Dennis Johnson, and Tim Cornett on Monday, Powell is No. 4 on the depth chart. The backfield is wide open behind Arian Foster.
Aug 11 - 8:56 PM

Eagles waived/failed physical RB William Powell.

Powell was claimed off waivers from the Cardinals on Wednesday. He was never a realistic candidate for a roster spot with the Eagles and will look to continue his career elsewhere.
Fri, Jul 26, 2013 10:16:00 AM

Eagles claimed RB William Powell off waivers from the Cardinals and waived WR/PR Nick Miller.

Philadelphia is building a large stable of tailbacks as it gears up for Chip Kelly's run-dominated offense. They've already got LeSean McCoy, Bryce Brown, Felix Jones, Chris Polk, and Matthew Tucker. Powell will be extremely stretched for a roster spot, however, and is likely only around for insurance.
Wed, Jul 24, 2013 04:49:00 PM

Cardinals waived RB William Powell.

Powell, 25, didn't stand a chance of making the 53-man roster after the Cardinals added Rashard Mendenhall, Andre Ellington, and Stepfan Taylor to the backfield mix. Powell appeared in 13 games last season, starting one, and ran for 217 yards on 60 carries behind the worst offensive line in the sport.
Tue, Jul 23, 2013 05:55:00 PM

Cardinals re-signed exclusive rights free agent RB William Powell to a one-year, $480,000 contract.

Powell, 25, appeared in 13 games for Arizona last season, starting once. The former Kansas State Wildcat rushed for 217 yards on 60 carries (3.62 YPC), while reeling in 19 passes for 132 yards. Powell also returned kicks. He'll battle for a roster spot behind Rashard Mendenhall and Ryan Williams this summer.
Mon, Apr 1, 2013 06:30:00 PM

Cardinals tendered exclusive rights free agent RBs William Powell and Alfonso Smith.

Powell was part of the merry-go-round at running back for the Cardinals last season, starting one game. He rushed for just 217 yards on 60 carries, though, and was typically relegated to handling just kick return duties. Smith is a special teams player. Both players will be fighting for roster spots under a new staff.
Sat, Mar 9, 2013 05:56:00 PM

William Powell got the Week 17 start in the Cardinals backfield and rushed for 52 yards on 14 carries against the 49ers.

It was Powell's first career start, and he was backed up by La'Rod Stephens-Howling while Beanie Wells rode the pine. In his first official season, the former Kansas State back rushed for 216 yards on 59 carries. Powell added 19 catches for 132 yards in the receiving game. He's an exclusive rights free agent this offseason and will likely be brought back for another look.
Sun, Dec 30, 2012 11:35:00 PM

William Powell rushed five times for 20 yards and caught two passes for 13 yards in the Cardinals' Week 14 loss to the Seahawks.

Powell started off behind Beanie Wells, but quickly came on for more and more reps as the game got out of hand. He played ahead of LaRod Stephens-Howling (three touches, seven yards). There's not a single Cardinals skill player worth using against the Lions in Week 15.
Sun, Dec 9, 2012 08:08:00 PM

William Powell rushed three times for 11 yards in Arizona's Week 12 loss to the Rams, adding six catches for 63 yards.

With La'Rod Stephens-Howling (ribs) AWOL after the game's opening minutes, Powell operated as the Cardinals' third-down and change-of-pace back. The 74 yards from scrimmage were a season high, though Powell benefitted from the checkdowns of overwhelmed rookie quarterback Ryan Lindley. Even if LSH isn't ready for Week 13, Powell isn't worth re-adding in fantasy leagues.
Sun, Nov 25, 2012 08:47:00 PM

Cardinals RB William Powell rushed just once for three yards in Week 9 against the Packers.

Powell has clearly fallen well behind La'Rod Stephens-Howling, who touched the ball 19 times in Sunday's loss. Drop Powell during Arizona's Week 10 bye.
Sun, Nov 4, 2012 06:05:00 PM

William Powell rushed just four times for 13 yard and added one reception for five yards at Minnesota in Week 7.

Powell was banished to the doghouse in favor of La'Rod Stephens-Howling after fumbling on the opening kickoffs. He spent the next series on the sidelines with a football in his hands, watching LSH catch fire against a tough defense. Powell doesn't need to be rostered in 12-team leagues heading into a Week 8 bout with the 49ers.
Sun, Oct 21, 2012 05:54:00 PM

William Powell rushed for 70 yards on 13 carries against the Bills in Week 6.

Powell added one catch for eight yards. La'Rod Stephens-Howling got the "start," but Powell acted as the lead back on Sunday. It took Powell and the run game a while to get going, but once he did, it wasn't hard for him to pick up major chunks of yards. Stephens-Howling mustered just 22 yards on 11 carries, so Powell should handle much of the work again in Week 7 versus Minnesota.
Sun, Oct 14, 2012 08:05:00 PM

William Powell (head) and La'Rod Stephens-Howling (hip) are both listed as probable for Week 6.

They'll suit up against the Bills. How they divvy up carries remains the question, but our best guess is LSH will "start" and monopolize third-down touches, while Powell carries the load on first and second down. Alfonso Smith should also get a touch or two. Powell is the No. 25 running back in Chris Wesseling's Week 6 ranks, with LSH checking in at No. 34.
Fri, Oct 12, 2012 05:55:00 PM

According to the Arizona Republic, the Cardinals are not likely to trade for a running back with Ryan Williams and Beanie Wells sidelined.

Any player acquired would be a mere stopgap until Wells returns in November. Beat writer Kent Somers confirms the Cardinals are "not enamored" with any of the available street free agents after getting burned by Chester Taylor a year ago. Arizona will proceed with the underwhelming trio of William Powell, La'Rod Stephens-Howling, and Alfonso Smith.
Fri, Oct 12, 2012 01:12:00 PM

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2B.J. Coleman
3Chandler Harnish
4Josh Portis
5Matt Simms
6Thad Lewis
7Ricky Stanzi
8Curtis Painter
9John Skelton
10Mike Kafka
11Jordan Palmer
12Tyler Thigpen
13Caleb Hanie
14Tim Tebow
15Garrett Gilbert
16Keith Wenning
17Brad Sorensen
18Seth Lobato
19David Carr
20Rex Grossman
21Vince Young
22Brady Quinn
23Kevin Kolb
24Trent Edwards
25Logan Kilgore
26Jordan Rodgers
27Bryn Renner
28Brendon Kay
29Brett Smith
30James Franklin
31Chase Rettig
32Tommy Rees
33Brock Jensen
34Pat White
35Dennis Dixon
36Nate Enderle
37John Parker Wilson
38Tyler Wilson
39Jerrod Johnson
40Adam Weber
41Nick Stephens
42G.J. Kinne
43Alex Tanney
44Ryan Katz
45Colby Cameron
46Kyle Padron
47James Vandenberg
48Mike Hermann
49Nathan Stanley
50Dalton Williams
51Matt Brown
52Caleb TerBush
53Tim Jenkins
54Dayne Crist
55Tajh Boyd
56Stephen Morris
57Collin Klein
58Rusty Smith
59Keith Price
60Alex Carder
61Kory Faulkner
RB1Michael Turner
2Michael Bush
3Brandon Jackson
4D.J. Ware
5Ryan Torain
6Beanie Wells
7Andre Brown
8Chris Ogbonnaya
9BenJarvus Green-Ellis
10Jamie Harper
11LaMichael James
12Chris Rainey
13Terrance Ganaway
14Edwin Baker
15Alvester Alexander
16Jeremy Stewart
17Tauren Poole
18Jewel Hampton
19Zach Brown
20Jeff Demps
21Spencer Ware
22Tim Cornett
23Zurlon Tipton
24Stephen Houston
25D.J. Harper
26Alex Green
27Evan Royster
28Dion Lewis
29Mikel Leshoure
30Brandon Saine
31Lance Ball
32Isaac Redman
33Ray Rice
34Javarris James
35Josh Vaughan
36Darren Evans
37Armond Smith
38Delone Carter
39Anthony Allen
40Damien Berry
41Richard Murphy
42William Powell
43Phillip Tanner
44Jordan Roberts
45Orwin Smith
46Derrick Strozier
47Demitrius Bronson
48David Fluellen
49Roy Finch
50Tim Flanders
51Jordan Lynch
52George Atkinson III
53Zach Bauman
54Terrance Cobb
55Dominique Williams
56Cierre Wood
57Stefphon Jefferson
58Michael Hill
59Ronnie Wingo
60Kendall Gaskins
61Deonte Williams
62Bradley Randle
63Quentin Hines
64De'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
8John Conner
9Harvey Unga
10Owen Marecic
11Shaun Chapas
12Dorson Boyce
13Eric Kettani
14Owen Schmitt
15Quinn Johnson
16Greg Jones
17Evan Rodriguez
18Collin Mooney
19Braden Wilson
20Zach Boren
21Zach Line
22Lonnie Pryor
23Ben Bartholomew
24Ina Liaina
25Stephen Campbell
26J.C. Copeland
27Chad Young
28Kadeem Jones
29Toben Opurum
30Maurice Hagens
31Roosevelt Nix
32James Baker
33Karl Williams
34Cameron White
35Chad Abram
36Nikita Whitlock
37Alex Debniak
38Ryan Roberson
39Jonathan Amosa
40Rupert Bryan
41Devonte Campbell
42Michael Zordich
43Jourdan Brooks
44Emil Igwenagu
45Nate Eachus
46Eddie Williams
47Jon Hoese
48Ben Guidugli
49Ryan D'Imperio
50Brock Bolen
WR11Nate Burleson
2Jabar Gaffney
3Laurent Robinson
4Kevin Ogletree
5Michael Preston
6Titus Young
7Chris Owusu
8Darius Johnson
9Kevin Dorsey
10Lamont Bryant
11T.J. Graham
12Greg Childs
13Ryan Whalen
14Jamar Newsome
15Kevin Hardy
16Tim Benford
17Josh Bellamy
18Keenan Davis
19Kain Colter
20Erik Lora
21Taulib Ikharo
22Juron Criner
23Terrence Toliver
24Richard Goodman
25Damian Williams
26Devery Henderson
27Ben Obomanu
28Matt Willis
29Lavelle Hawkins
30Brett Swain
31Chaz Schilens
32Naaman Roosevelt
33Brian Robiskie
34Tiquan Underwood
35Charly Martin
36Johnathan Haggerty
37Jonathan Krause
38Colin Lockett
39Robby Toma
40Carlin Isles
41Javontee Herndon
42Donte Foster
43Travis Labhart
44Seth Roberts
45Chandler Jones
46Marcus Lucas
47Will Murphy
48Skye Dawson
49Chad Bumphis
50Marcus Jackson
51Derek Moye
52Kamar Jorden
53Nicholas Johnson
54Emmanuel Arceneaux
55Kerry Taylor
56Jeremy Kelley
57Sederrick Cunningham
58Jordan White
59Chris Summers
60Zach Rogers
61Josh Lenz
62Dan Buckner
63Roy Roundtree
64Erik Highsmith
65Tyrone Goard
66T.J. Moe
67Jasper Collins
68Sam McGuffie
69Mark Harrison
70Cole McKenzie
71Jamal Miles
72Rashad Evans
73Jeremy Ebert
74Bert Reed
75Brandon Carswell
76Joseph Anderson
77Terrell Sinkfield
78Jheranie Boyd
79Eric Rogers
80Rashaad Carter
81Chip Reeves
82Mike Davis
83Cody Hoffman
84Kadron Boone
85Torrence Allen
86Quintin Payton
87Wilson Van Hooser
88C.J. Goodwin
89Seantavius Jones
90Andrew Peacock
91Demetrius Fields
92Scott Pillar
93Kevin Smith
94Jon Baldwin
95Chastin West
96LaQuan Williams
97Diondre Borel
98Julius Pruitt
99Mardy Gilyard
WR21Braylon Edwards
2Davone Bess
3Jerome Simpson
4Anthony Armstrong
5Kerry Meier
6Greg Little
7Clyde Gates
8Kealoha Pilares
9Brandon Banks
10Raymond Radway
11Jordan Shipley
12Jacoby Ford
13Marc Mariani
14Donald Jones
15Mohamed Massaquoi
16Earl Bennett
17Micheal Spurlock
18Steve Breaston
19Eric Page
20Brittan Golden
21Chris Givens
22Darius Hanks
23Aaron Mellette
24Robert Gill
25Donte' Stallworth
26Uzoma Nwachukwu
27Myles White
28Chris Williams
29Willie Snead
30Greg Hardin
31Ryan Lankford
32L'Damian Washington
33Lacoltan Bester
34Fred Williams
35Jeremy Gallon
36Eric Thomas
37Dominique Croom
38Emory Blake
39Charles Hawkins
40Alex Gillett
41Chris Harper
42Michael Jenkins
43Duke Calhoun
44Chris Matthews
45Lanear Sampson
46Alec Lemon
47Lamaar Thomas
48Martel Moore
49Nicholas Edwards
50Nick Williams
51David Douglas
52Dale Moss
53Brandon Collins
54Tray Session
55Jeff Fuller
56David Ball
57Devin Aromashodu
58Jarett Dillard
59Dezmon Briscoe
60Tim Toone
61David Reed
62Isaiah Williams
63Tori Gurley
64Ronald Johnson
65Terrence Austin
66Roberto Wallace
67Bobby Sewall
68Deon Butler
69Darius Reynaud
70Early Doucet
71Joe Adams
72Devon Wylie
73Marvin McNutt
74Kevin Elliott
75Jared Green
76Mike Willie
77Michael Calvin
78Taveon Rogers
79Andrew DePaola
80James Shaw
81Devin Goda
82Omarius Hines
83Gerrard Sheppard
84Andy Cruse
85Perez Ashford
86Rodrick Rumble
87Ryan Spadola
88Jerry Johnson
89Brandon Kaufman
90Patrick Crayton
91Jason Thompson
92Anthony Amos
93R.J. Webb
94Andrew Helmick
95Tony Washington
96Jaz Reynolds
97Austin Franklin
98Chris Boyd
99Weston Dressler
100Jordan Harris
101Anthony McClung
102Kelsey Pope
103Micah Hatfield
104Alex Neutz
105Geraldo Boldewijn
WR31Nate Burleson
2Jabar Gaffney
3Laurent Robinson
4Davone Bess
5Kevin Ogletree
6Chris Owusu
TE1Adam Nissley
2Danny Noble
3Leonard Pope
4Tony Scheffler
5David Thomas
6Kevin Boss
7Randy McMichael
8Matthew Mulligan
9Aaron Hernandez
10D.J. Williams
11Tommy Gallarda
12Billy Bajema
13Daniel Graham
14Jamie Childers
15David Paulson
16Sean McGrath
17Chase Ford
18Andrew Szczerba
19Steve Watson
20Justice Cunningham
21Marcel Jensen
22D.J. Tialavea
23Evan Wilson
24Rashaun Allen
25Cameron Brate
26Anthony Denham
27Matt Furstenburg
28Ben Cotton
29David Rolf
30Chris Pantale
31Nelson Rosario
32Mike McNeill
33Hayden Smith
34Jake Byrne
35Joe Sawyer
36Emmanuel Ogbuehi
37Jacob Pedersen
38Justin Jones
39Asa Watson
40Ben Hartsock
41Visanthe Shiancoe
42Dan Gronkowski
43Joel Dreessen
44Zach Potter
45Colin Cloherty
46Kellen Davis
47Martin Rucker
48Cameron Morrah
49Jeron Mastrud
50Steve Maneri
51Dominique Curry
52Konrad Reuland
53Allen Reisner
54Weslye Saunders
55Richard Gordon
56Tom Crabtree
57Brody Eldridge
58Nate Byham
59Dedrick Epps
60Jamie McCoy
61Nathan Overbay
62Martell Webb
63Michael Higgins
64Alex Silvestro
65Brett Brackett
66Cameron Graham
67Travis Beckum
68Richard Quinn
69Jake O'Connell
70Isaiah Stanback
71Evan Moore
72Brian Wozniak
73Justin Perillo
74Erik Swoope
75Blake Annen
76Chase Dixon
77Jason Schepler
78Chase Clement
79Adam Schiltz
80A.C. Leonard
81Rob Blanchflower
82Joe Don Duncan
83Dominique Jones
84Andre Hardy
85Tim Biere
86Evan Landi
87Taylor Cook
88Colin Anderson
89Travis Tannahill
90Jake Murphy
91Morrell Presley
92Jerome Cunningham
93Asante Cleveland
94David Wright
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2Travis Coons
3Jay Feely
4Rob Bironas
5Garrett Hartley
6Nate Freese
7Carey Spear
8Matt Szymanski
9Giorgio Tavecchio
10Derek Dimke
11Danny Hrapmann
12Brandon Bogotay
13Havard Rugland
14Austin Signor
15Dustin Hopkins
16Morgan Lineberry
17Quinn Sharp
18Brett Baer
19Chris Boswell
20Michael Palardy
21Sergio Castillo
22Mitch Ewald
23Kevin Goessling
24Brett Maher
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