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Kerwynn Williams | Running Back | #33

Team: Arizona Cardinals
Age / DOB:  (25) / 6/9/1991
Ht / Wt:  5'8' / 198
College: Utah State
Drafted: 2013 / Rd. 7 (230) / IND
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Cardinals declared RB Kerwynn Williams, DT Red Bryant, QB Matt Barkley, CB Corey White, LB Shaq Riddick, OT D.J. Humphries and DT Xavier Williams inactive for their Divisional Round game against the Packers.
Both Williams and Bryant played a role down the stretch, but neither is needed anymore with the Cardinals returning to full health. Jan 16 - 6:50 PM

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Kerwynn Williams rushed six times for 59 yards and a touchdown in Arizona's Week 13 win over the Rams.

Williams was signed off the practice squad just five days ago, but ended up out-touching and out-rushing Stepfan Taylor behind David Johnson. With Taylor picking up a shoulder injury Sunday, Williams could be the Cardinals' clear-cut No. 2 back against the Vikings in Week 14.
Sun, Dec 6, 2015 05:36:00 PM

Cardinals promoted RB Kerwynn Williams from the practice squad.

CB Corey White has also been signed, with CB Robert Nelson cut loose. With Chris Johnson out for the regular season and Andre Ellington highly iffy for Week 13, Williams will likely slide in as the Cards' No. 3 back behind David Johnson and Stepfan Taylor.
Tue, Dec 1, 2015 04:51:00 PM

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.
Tue, Sep 22, 2015 04:12:00 PM

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.
Sat, Sep 19, 2015 02:14:00 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.
Mon, Sep 7, 2015 04:16:00 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.
Sat, Sep 5, 2015 02:19:00 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.
Sat, Jan 3, 2015 08:15:00 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

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Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Carson Palmer
2Drew Stanton
3Matt Barkley
4Jake Coker
RB1David Johnson
2Chris Johnson
3Andre Ellington
4Stepfan Taylor
5Kerwynn Williams
GLB1David Johnson
2Chris Johnson
3RB1David Johnson
2Andre Ellington
WR11Larry Fitzgerald
2Michael Floyd
3Jaron Brown
4Jaxon Shipley
5Chris Hubert
WR21John Brown
2J.J. Nelson
3Brittan Golden
4Amir Carlisle
5Marquis Bundy
WR31Michael Floyd
TE1Darren Fells
2Jermaine Gresham
3Troy Niklas
4Gerald Christian
5Ifeanyi Momah
LT1Jared Veldheer
2Rob Crisp
3Givens Price
LG1Mike Iupati
2Clay DeBord
3Jake Bernstein
C1A.Q. Shipley
2Evan Boehm
3Taylor Boggs
RG1Evan Mathis
2Earl Watford
3Antoine McClain
RT1D.J. Humphries
2Cole Toner
3John Wetzel
K1Chandler Catanzaro