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Andre Williams | Running Back | #44

Team: New York Giants
Age / DOB:  (24) / 8/28/1992
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 230
College: Boston College
Drafted: 2014 / Rd. 4 (113) / NYG
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Giants RB Andre Williams didn't touch the ball in Saturday's preseason game against the Jets.
Williams isn't known to be injured, and wasn't listed amongst the pre-game inactives. Rashad Jennings, Shane Vereen, Orleans Darkwa and Paul Perkins all got run. NJ.com recently opined that Williams had "all but won" No. 2 duties, but No. 2 backs don't usually sit out the third preseason game. Aug 27 - 11:14 PM

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NJ Advance Media believes Andre Williams has "all but won" the Giants' backup running back job.

It has certainly seemed that way through two preseason games. Williams has just 56 yards on 15 preseason carries (3.7 YPC), but he has shown signs of life with a couple chunk plays. Even so, he is a minor threat to Rashad Jennings' workload.
Aug 22 - 8:57 AM

Andre Williams managed 15 yards on six carries in the Giants' second preseason game.

Williams peeled off one 14-yard run and was otherwise persistently buried in the backfield, managing one yard combined on his other five totes. Williams does appear to be second in line for carries in the Giants' backfield, but he isn't posing a significant threat to Rashad Jennings' workload.
Aug 20 - 6:37 PM

Giants RB Andre Williams said he "feels faster" after dropping weight this offseason.

Williams dropped 12 pounds and trimmed almost five inches off his waist over the offseason. "Not just faster, more in control of my weight," he said. "I can make my cuts stronger and pick up speed quicker. It’s helping me out." Williams had a good showing with 41 yards on nine carries in the preseason opener, but 28 of those yards came on two carries. Four of his nine attempts went for one yard or less, and he was stuffed on the goal line. Williams looked like the clear No. 3 back, but he has work to do to earn a role behind Rashad Jennings and Shane Vereen.
Source: ESPN
Aug 13 - 11:58 AM

Andre Williams delivered 41 yards on nine carries in Friday’s preseason opener against the Dolphins.

He entered on New York’s second drive of the game. Williams broke free for 16 yards on his second carry but stumbled to just 25 yards on his other eight touches. He wasn’t targeted in the passing game. Based on Friday’s showing, we can assume Williams is third on the Giants’ depth chart behind Rashad Jennings and Shane Vereen but ahead of Orleans Darkwa, Paul Perkins and Bobby Rainey. A plodder throughout his career, Williams’ tepid effort against second-teamers on Friday likely did little to change that perception.
Aug 12 - 9:49 PM

ESPN Giants reporter Jordan Raanan says Andre Williams is in the lead for the team's No. 2 back job.

This does not include Shane Vereen, who has a specialty role. Raanan is saying Williams is second in line for carries behind Rashad Jennings. Colleague Ralph Vacchiano recently stated the Giants hope to work in Williams for "a couple of series a game." The G-Men continue to seem hellbent on making Williams work. He poses a threat to Jennings' short-yardage and goal-line usage.
Aug 10 - 9:17 PM

According to SNY's Ralph Vacchiano, it "sounds like" the Giants want to work in Andre Williams "for a couple of series a game."

Vacchiano says the Giants envision Rashad Jennings as their "starter and a pseudo-workhorse," but they continue to seem intent on making Williams work. The NFL's least effective running back over the past two seasons, Williams' carries and passing-game targets are typically a black hole. The Giants would be better off cutting their losses with Williams and waiving him before Week 1.
Aug 6 - 9:24 AM

Giants coach Ben McAdoo reportedly believes Andre Williams is poised for a bounce-back season.

If he means bounce back as into the backfield for a loss, he may have a point. The owner of a career 3.2 yards-per-carry average, Williams should not be taking work from Rashad Jennings or fifth-round rookie Paul Perkins.
Jul 23 - 2:04 PM

The New York Post's Paul Schwartz believes Giants RB Andre Williams is competing with Orleans Darkwa for a roster spot.

In a telling case study of the sunk-cost fallacy, the Giants have yet to give up on Williams despite his terrible performance through two seasons. His fourth-round pedigree certainly has something to do with that decision, and that draft cost could prevent New York from moving on even if Williams is outperformed by Darkwa in camp.
Jun 28 - 11:57 AM

ESPN Giants reporter Dan Graziano believes Andre Williams may not make the final roster.

Based on his play through two years, he shouldn't. A fourth-round pick in 2014, Williams has managed a paltry 3.2 yards per attempt on 305 career carries and somehow regressed as a sophomore. With fifth-rounder Paul Perkins now in the mix, Williams is certainly on the bubble.
Source: ESPN
Jun 2 - 12:11 PM

Giants RB Andre Williams lost 10 pounds this offseason.

He now checks in at 220 pounds. The lost weight should allow him to slam into the backs of his blockers with more velocity.
Source: Giants.com
May 23 - 6:38 PM

Coach Ben McAdoo insisted Wednesday that the Giants aren't ready to give up on third-year RB Andre Williams.

McAdoo went so far as to say Williams can "make a jump" in his third pro year. With 305 carries on his NFL resume averaging 3.21 yards a pop, the sample size is big enough that the Giants would be smart to give up this ghost. "No one's going to outwork him," said McAdoo of Williams. Tim Tebow worked hard, too.
Mar 23 - 12:42 PM

Andre Williams rushed five times for 26 yards in the Giants' Week 17 loss to the Eagles.

He finishes the season with 88 carries for 257 yards (2.92 YPC) and one touchdown in his second year out of Boston College. Williams posted a 217-721-7 line as a rookie, and the Giants smartly got the ball out of his hands in 2015, even though his 88 carries were still 88 too many. He's averaged 3.21 YPC on his first 305 carries. Williams will likely be kept throughout the offseason and into training camp, but odds are probably high that he doesn't play another snap for the Giants. There's even a good chance he's out of the league altogether in 2016.
Jan 3 - 5:52 PM

Andre Williams had three carries for five yards in Week 16 against the Vikings.

Williams opened the game in a short-yardage role, but didn’t see the field with the Giants in comeback mode. He remains just a low-volume backup.
Mon, Dec 28, 2015 12:36:00 AM

Andre Williams rushed six times for 21 yards in the Giants' Week 15 loss to the Panthers.

It was one of Williams' best games of the season, which is all you need to know. If coach Tom Coughlin is fired this offseason, Williams' roster spot will be far from assured for 2016.
Sun, Dec 20, 2015 06:40:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Eli Manning
2Ryan Nassib
3Logan Thomas
RB1Rashad Jennings
2Shane Vereen
3Andre Williams
4Paul Perkins
5Bobby Rainey
GLB1Rashad Jennings
2Andre Williams
3RB1Shane Vereen
2Rashad Jennings
FB1Will Johnson
WR11Odell Beckham
2Dwayne Harris
3Geremy Davis
4Roger Lewis
5Darius Powe
WR21Sterling Shepard
2Victor Cruz
3Tavarres King
WR31Victor Cruz
TE1Larry Donnell
2Will Tye
3Jerell Adams
4Ryan Malleck
LT1Ereck Flowers
2Emmett Cleary
3Will Beatty
4Byron Stingily
LG1Justin Pugh
2Adam Gettis
C1Weston Richburg
2Brett Jones
3Dillon Farrell
RG1John Jerry
2Ryan Seymour
RT1Marshall Newhouse
2Bobby Hart
3Jake Rodgers
K1Josh Brown
2Randy Bullock