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Kerwynn Williams | Running Back

Team: Detroit Lions
Age / DOB:  (27) / 6/9/1991
Ht / Wt:  5'8' / 198
College: Utah State
Drafted: 2013 / Rd. 7 (230) / IND

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Lions signed RB Kerwynn Williams to a reserve/future contract.
The longtime Cardinal spent 2018 out of the league. A plodder, Williams fits coach Matt Patricia's style, but he is unlikely to crack the 53-man roster in 2019. Jan 3 - 2:58 PM

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Chiefs signed RB Kerwynn Williams, formerly of the Cardinals, to a one-year contract.

Williams started six games for the Cardinals last season but averaged just 3.6 yards per carry and one score over 130 touches. He'll compete with Spencer Ware, Charcandrick West, and Damien Williams for touches behind Kareem Hunt.
Sun, Apr 15, 2018 02:33:00 PM

Free agent RB Kerwynn Williams worked out for the Chiefs.

Williams drew six starts for Arizona last year but was mostly ineffective, averaging just 3.6 yards per carry with one touchdown over 130 touches (120 carries, 10 catches). He'd give KC some backfield depth behind starter Kareem Hunt.
Fri, Apr 6, 2018 04:55:00 PM

Kerwynn Williams rushed 23 times for 75 yards in the Cardinals' Week 17 win over the Seahawks, adding a six-yard reception.

Making his fifth-straight start, Williams' carries were a new career high. Williams ran as a workhorse in David Johnson and Adrian Peterson's absences but wasn't terribly effective. He averaged 3.55 yards on his 120 totes. Williams has been a fairly steady presence in the Cardinals' backfield since 2014 but is headed to free agency. With the Cardinals headed for somewhat of a fresh start this offseason, Williams could be allowed to walk.
Sun, Dec 31, 2017 10:19:00 PM

Kerwynn Williams (quad, ribs) is active for Week 17 against the Seahawks.

Williams will lead the Cardinals' rushing attack in Seattle. Inactive for the Cardinals are QB Matt Barkley, WR Chad Williams, LB Edmond Robinson, LB Josh Bynes, C Max Tuerk, TE Gabe Holmes and DL Xavier Williams.
Sun, Dec 31, 2017 03:11:00 PM

Kerwynn Williams (quad, ribs) is questionable for Week 17 against Seattle.

Williams looks on track to play after a limited week of practice. He's had at least 16 carries the last three games and is in line for another heavy workload. Williams is our No. 28-ranked running back for the season finale.
Fri, Dec 29, 2017 05:11:00 PM

Kerwynn Williams (quad, ribs) remained "limited" on Thursday.

Williams has been banged up for weeks but has continued to take the field. He will be on the RB2/3 borderline against the Seahawks.
Thu, Dec 28, 2017 07:42:00 PM

Kerwynn Williams (quad, ribs) was limited at Wednesday's practice.

The rib injury is new. Williams has been filling in for Adrian Peterson (I.R., neck), but hasn't made much of a dent in fantasy. He's averaged just 3.49 yards per carry with no touchdowns over his last three games.
Wed, Dec 27, 2017 07:53:00 PM

Kerwynn Williams rushed 16 times for 51 yards and caught 2-of-3 passes for 14 yards in Week 16 against the Giants.

Williams played through a questionable tag, but this was a step back from his previous two starts. He didn't do much outside of a 21-yard run. Williams avoided setbacks with his quad injury and remains clear lead the back. He has a shy-away matchup with Seattle in Week 17.
Sun, Dec 24, 2017 07:57:00 PM

Kerwynn Williams (quad) is active for Week 16 against the Giants.

Williams will play at less than 100 percent after missing practice time this week. He's a FLEX play, but will but at risk of an in-game setback. The Cardinals inactives are QB Matt Barkley, WR Chad Williams, LB Gabe Martin, LB Josh Bynes, OG Earl Watford, TE Troy Niklas, and DL Xavier Williams.
Sun, Dec 24, 2017 03:07:00 PM

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Kerwynn Williams (quad, questionable) is expected to play Week 16 against the Giants.

Williams was knocked out of last week's game with a quad injury and missed the first two days of practice. He gave himself a shot with a limited session on Friday, however, and it looks like he is going to give it a go. Williams comes with some risk, but he is an RB3/FLEX option in a good matchup.
Sun, Dec 24, 2017 12:39:00 AM

Kerywnn Williams (quad) is questionable for Week 16 against the Giants.

He returned to a limited practice on Friday following absences on Wednesday and Thursday. If Williams can't go Sunday, Elijhaa Penny would slide in as the lead back with D.J. Foster mixing in on passing downs.
Fri, Dec 22, 2017 04:01:00 PM

Kerwynn Williams (quad) remained sidelined at Thursday's practice.

He injured his quad in Sunday's loss to Washington. Elijhaa Penny and D.J. Foster will share backfield work if Williams can't suit up against the Giants in Week 16.
Thu, Dec 21, 2017 01:44:00 PM

Kerwynn Williams (quad) didn't practice Wednesday.

Williams went down in the second half of Sunday's game. He'll need to get in at least a limited practice to have a chance at playing this week. The Cardinals would go with a committee of Elijhaa Penny and D.J. Foster if Williams sits.
Wed, Dec 20, 2017 04:33:00 PM

Kerwynn Williams suffered a quad injury Week 15 against the Redskins.

It explains why Elijhaa Penny saw so much work in the second half. It is not clear if this injury is a long-term concern. If Williams is able to play, he will be an upside RB3 in a good matchup against the Giants.
Source: ESPN
Mon, Dec 18, 2017 10:49:00 AM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Matthew Stafford
2Matt Cassel
RB1Kerryon Johnson
2LeGarrette Blount
3Theo Riddick
4Kerwynn Williams
GLB1LeGarrette Blount
2Kerryon Johnson
3RB1Theo Riddick
2Kerryon Johnson
FB1Nick Bellore
WR11Kenny Golladay
2T.J. Jones
3Bruce Ellington
WR21Marvin Jones
2Andy Jones
3Bruce Ellington
WR31Brandon Powell
TE1Luke Willson
2Michael Roberts
3Levine Toilolo
LT1Taylor Decker
2Tyrell Crosby
3Jarron Jones
LG1Frank Ragnow
2Joe Dahl
C1Graham Glasgow
RG1T.J. Lang
2Kenny Wiggins
RT1Rick Wagner
2Andrew Donnal
K1Matt Prater