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William Powell | Running Back

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (27) / 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. Mon, Aug 25, 2014 10:01:00 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.
Mon, Aug 11, 2014 08:56:00 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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2Seth Lobato
3Tim Tebow
4Ryan Lindley
5Stephen Morris
6Bryan Bennett
7Phillip Sims
8Jerry Lovelocke
9Chandler Harnish
10Chase Rettig
11Josh Freeman
12Cody Fajardo
13Shane Carden
14R.J. Archer
15Pat Devlin
16Jake Waters
17Jake Heaps
RB1Joseph Randle
2Dri Archer
3LaMichael James
4Trent Richardson
5Cyrus Gray
6Dan Herron
7Storm Johnson
8Montee Ball
9Josh Harris
10Pierre Thomas
11Keshawn Hill
12Lache Seastrunk
13LaVance Taylor
14Mack Brown
15Kenneth Harper
16Jawon Chisholm
17Bronson Hill
18Jerome Smith
19Michael Dyer
20Daniel Thomas
21Jeremy Stewart
3RB1Joseph Randle
FB1James Casey
2Erik Lorig
3Joe Don Duncan
4Austin Johnson
5Henry Hynoski
6Trey Millard
7Brad Smelley
8Jordan Campbell
9Toben Opurum
10Emil Igwenagu
11Zach Boren
12Kiero Small
13J.C. Copeland
14Joey Iosefa
15John Conner
16Brandon Cottom
WR11Preston Parker
2Greg Little
3Kris Durham
4C.J. Goodwin
5Chandler Worthy
6Michael Bennett
7Douglas McNeil
8Jacoby Ford
9Josh Morgan
10Frankie Hammond
11Cobi Hamilton
12Aldrick Robinson
13Ryan Spadola
14Tevin Reese
15Armon Binns
16Reggie Dunn
17Nick Harwell
18Vincent Brown
19Carlton Mitchell
20Zach D'Orazio
21Kenzel Doe
22Antwan Goodley
23Ricky Collins
24Terrelle Pryor
25Jarrett Boykin
26Damian Williams
27Solomon Patton
28Travis Labhart
29G.J. Kinne
30Lance Lewis
31Josh Stewart
32Josh Harper
33Titus Davis
34Marquez Clark
35Donatella Luckett
36Deon Long
37David Porter
38DeAndre Carter
39Tyler McDonald
40Ezell Ruffin
41DaVaris Daniels
42L'Damian Washington
WR21Ace Sanders
2Denarius Moore
3Joe Morgan
4Ryan Broyles
5Austin Pettis
6Tandon Doss
7Onterio McCalebb
8A.J. Jenkins
9Damaris Johnson
10Emory Blake
11Walter Powell
12Mike Brown
13Jimmie Hunt
14Bernard Reedy
15Ryan Lankford
16Damarr Aultman
17Rasheed Bailey
18Josh Lenz
19Daniel Rodriguez
20James Butler
21Issac Blakeney
22Vince Mayle
23Milton Williams III
24DeVier Posey
25Devante Davis
26Phil Bates
27Marcus Lucas
28Jordan Leslie
29Devon Wylie
30Michael Preston
31Clyde Gates
32Ryan Whalen
33Juron Criner
34Tom Nelson
35Shane Wynn
36Levi Norwood
37Reggie Bell
38LaRon Byrd
39Trindon Holliday
40Demetrius Wilson
41Josh Reese
42Trevor Harman
43Paul Browning
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2Kyle Miller
3Anthony McCoy
4Mickey Shuler
5Orson Charles
6Chase Dixon
7D.J. Williams
8Chase Coffman
9Adrien Robinson
10Sean McGrath
11Brian Leonhardt
12Alex Smith
13David Paulson
14Jimmay Mundine
15Steve Maneri
16Gerell Robinson
17Brandon Barden
18Jacob Maxwell
19Jake Murphy
20Ryan Taylor
21Brett Brackett
22Michael Egnew
23Dan Light
LT1David Foucault
LG1Taylor Boggs
C1Jacques McClendon
RG1Shelley Smith
2Jarvis Harrison
K1Kyle Brindza
2Zach Hocker
3Josh Scobee
4Brandon Bogotay
5Michael Palardy
6Carey Spear
7Billy Cundiff
8Andrew Furney
9Mike Meyer
10Ty Long
11Justin Manton
12Corey Acosta
13Patrick Murray
14Tom Obarski
15Giorgio Tavecchio