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Kerwynn Williams | Running Back

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (24) / 6/9/1991
Ht / Wt:  5'8' / 198
College: Utah State

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Cardinals waived RB Kerwynn Williams.
Williams was re-signed just three days ago, but the Cards need a roster spot for RT Bobby Massie, who's coming off suspension. Williams will be stashed back to the practice squad if he clears waivers. Sep 22 - 4:12 PM

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Cardinals promoted RB Kerwynn Williams from the practice squad.

With Andre Ellington sidelined, Williams adds depth behind Chris and David Johnson. He takes the roster spot of TE Joseph Fauria, who was waived.
Sep 19 - 2:14 PM

Cardinals signed RB Kerwynn Williams to the practice squad.

Williams has failed to run with multiple opportunities in Arizona's backfield, but will get the first call if the big squad needs a back.
Sep 7 - 4:16 PM

Cardinals waived RB Kerwynn Williams.

Williams had ample opportunity to establish himself in Arizona's thin backfield, but wasn't up to the challenge. The 2013 seventh rounder will search for backup work elsewhere.
Sep 5 - 2:19 PM

Kerwynn Williams rushed 10 times for 23 yards in the Cardinals' Wild Card loss to the Panthers.

He caught three passes for zero yards. Stepfan Taylor got the start for Arizona, but Williams led the backfield in touches. Signed off the practice squad in November, Williams managed 246 scoreless yards on 53 carries in the regular season. He'll have to compete for a roster spot in training camp next summer.
Jan 3 - 8:15 PM

Kerwynn Williams rushed 17 times for 67 yards in the Cardinals' Week 17 loss to San Francisco.

Williams served as Arizona's primary back in this one and has outplayed Stepfan Taylor late in the season. An excellent find by GM Steve Keim, Williams is a quick between-the-tackles runner and can also be very useful as a receiver, although he wasn't used there much in Sunday's game. Expect Williams and Taylor to continue sharing work in the postseason, with Arians deciding which back to ride based on whom he deems is displaying the "hotter hand." The Cards visit the Panthers in the Wild Card round.
Sun, Dec 28, 2014 07:37:00 PM

Kerwynn Williams was held to two carries for four yards in Sunday night's loss to Seattle.

Williams barely saw the field behind Stepfan Taylor. He surprisingly wasn't part of the gameplan after leading the backfield in snaps last week. Taylor averaged just 1.7 YPC, so Williams could be more involved in Week 17 against the 49ers.
Mon, Dec 22, 2014 12:45:00 AM

Kerwynn Williams led the Cardinals backfield with 33 snaps in Thursday night's Week 15 game against the Rams.

He narrowly edged out Stepfan Taylor, who once again got the start and played 29 snaps. Marion Grice was in on two plays. Williams out-gained Taylor 86-61, but coughed the football up late deep inside his own territory. Fortunately for Arizona, the Cardinals recovered it. But Williams was sent to the sideline in favor of Taylor the rest of the way. While Williams has shown some ability the past two weeks, this is a backfield to avoid in Week 16 vs. Seattle.
Fri, Dec 12, 2014 09:14:00 AM

Kerwynn Williams rushed 15 times for 75 yards in the Cardinals' Week 15 win over the Rams, adding two catches for an additional 11 yards.

Williams came off the bench behind Stepfan Taylor, but the duo proceeded to rotate carries all night. Williams out-touched Taylor 17-14, and out-gained him 86-61. Things were going swimmingly until Williams fumbled with just 4:40 remaining. Thankfully, the Cardinals recovered, but Williams got just one more touch as coach Bruce Arians leaned on Taylor as his primary clock killer. Williams has shown some serious acceleration the past two weeks, averaging 5.14 yards on his 34 carries, but he can't be relied on if you're fighting for a fantasy championship in Week 16. The Cardinals have a forbidding matchup in the Seahawks, and Williams' workload is just too unpredictable.
Thu, Dec 11, 2014 11:58:00 PM

Speaking Monday, coach Bruce Arians said Stepfan Taylor was still the Cardinals' starting running back, and that the team would continue to go with a committee.

It was a diplomatic comment from the often-feisty Arians, but we'd still expect Kerwynn Williams to get the first crack at establishing the "hot hand" against the Rams on Thursday. Williams out-touched Arizona's other backs 19-12 in Sunday's win, and averaged 5.3 yards per carry. Taylor figures to get completely enveloped by the Rams' dominating front. Williams will be the Cards' best bet at making plays from the running-back position. He's a boom-or-bust RB3 for Week 15.
Mon, Dec 8, 2014 02:44:00 PM

Kerwynn Williams rushed 19 times for 100 yards Week 14 against the Chiefs.

Williams surprisingly dominated the Cardinals' running back work, out-touching Stepfan Taylor 19-to-7 and handling almost all of the second-half carries. Only signed off the practice squad on Friday, Williams gave the Cardinals' offense a rushing spark they have desperately needed the past month. Williams has at least earned a shot at lead back duties Week 15 against the Rams. He will be an interesting FLEX play on Thursday night.
Sun, Dec 7, 2014 07:23:00 PM

Cardinals signed RB Kerwynn Williams off their practice squad.

DT Bruce Gaston was cut in a corresponding move. A 2013 seventh-round pick by the Chargers, Williams played in one game as a rookie. He will serve as the No. 3 back behind Andre Ellington and rookie Marion Grice.
Sat, Nov 1, 2014 01:40:00 PM

Chargers waived/released RB Kerwynn Williams, OT Nick Becton, FB Zach Boren, TE Jake Byrne, WR Brelan Chancellor, LB Adrian Hamilton, WR Micah Hatfield, OG Darryl Johnson, TE Ryan Otten, CB Lowell Rose and P Chase Tenpenny.

A 2013 seventh-rounder, Williams appeared in one game for the Colts as a rookie. Getting waived at this stage of the offseason is concerning, as it means the Chargers don't view him as a candidate for the practice squad. The Bolts saw more potential in UDFA Branden Oliver. Williams should get a shot to prove he's worth a practice-squad spot somewhere else.
Mon, Aug 25, 2014 04:41:00 PM

Colts waived RB Kerwynn Williams.

The No. 230 pick of April's draft, Williams was promoted from the practice squad on September 13, but is no longer needed following the acquisition of Trent Richardson. He should land back on the practice squad.
Tue, Sep 24, 2013 02:38:00 PM

Colts promoted RB/KR Kerwynn Williams from their practice squad.

He'll be No. 3 on the tailback depth chart, behind Ahmad Bradshaw and Donald Brown with Vick Ballard sent to injured reserve. Though undersized at 5-foot-8, 195, Williams has terrific long speed and receiving ability. He lacks re-draft value, but is worth a roster spot in deep Dynasty leagues.
Fri, Sep 13, 2013 02:12:00 PM

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