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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 re-signed RB Kerwynn Williams.
He's back after getting cut last week. Williams will serve as the No. 4 running back behind David Johnson, Andre Ellington and Stepfan Taylor. QB Zac Dysert was cut to make room for Williams. Oct 11 - 12:59 PM

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Cardinals released RB Kerwynn Williams.

TE Hakeem Valles has been promoted from the practice squad in a corresponding roster move. Williams was signed to take Chris Johnson's roster spot, but the Cardinals are evidently comfortable with Andre Ellington and Stepfan Taylor behind David Johnson.
Oct 6 - 4:31 PM

Cardinals re-signed RB Kerwynn Williams.

It's an indication that the Cardinals expect Chris Johnson (groin) to miss time. Williams spent all of 2014-2015 and this preseason with Arizona and is very familiar with the system. Williams will team with Andre Ellington and Stepfan Taylor to back up David Johnson until Chris returns.
Oct 3 - 4:42 PM

Free agent RB Kerwynn Williams worked out for the Seahawks.

Thomas Rawls (bruised leg) is expected to be fine, but Williams could be the addition if he's not. Williams was let go by the Cardinals at final cuts.
Sep 20 - 5:39 PM

Cardinals waived RB Kerwynn Williams.

Williams was already up against it in a backfield that included David Johnson, Chris Johnson and Andre Ellington, and proceeded to get out-played by "Elijhaa Penny" in the Cardinals' preseason finale. Williams has 80 career carries for 388 yards (4.8 YPC). He's only 25. He'll likely get a shot on someone's practice squad.
Sep 2 - 5:17 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Carson Palmer
2Drew Stanton
RB1David Johnson
2Andre Ellington
3Stepfan Taylor
4Chris Johnson
GLB1David Johnson
2Chris Johnson
3RB1David Johnson
2Andre Ellington
WR11Larry Fitzgerald
2John Brown
WR21J.J. Nelson
2Michael Floyd
3Marquis Bundy
WR31John Brown
TE1Darren Fells
2Jermaine Gresham
3Hakeem Valles
LT1Ulrick John
LG1Mike Iupati
2Earl Watford
C1A.Q. Shipley
2Evan Boehm
3Taylor Boggs
RG1Cole Toner
RT1D.J. Humphries
2John Wetzel
K1Chandler Catanzaro