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Andre Williams | Running Back | #44

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (24) / 8/28/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 220
College: Boston College
Drafted: 2014 / Rd. 4 (113) / NYG
Contract: view contract details

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Chargers waived RB Andre Williams.
With Antonio Gates sidelined, the Chargers needed a spot for practice squad TE Asante Cleveland. Getting waived after Danny Woodhead suffered a season-ending ACL injury is a bad sign for Williams, who was a healthy scratch the first two games. Williams could be re-signed next week if he clears waivers. Sep 24 - 4:15 PM

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Chargers declared RB Andre Williams, WR Isaiah Burse, T Tyreek Burwell, DT Ryan Carrethers, S Adrian Phillips, C Max Tuerk and OL Kenny Wiggins inactive for Week 1 against the Chiefs.

Williams is a healthy scratch. Keenan Allen (rest) and Jason Verrett (calf) were limited at practice this week but both are healthy and active for Week 1.
Sep 11 - 11:44 AM

Chargers claimed RB Andre Williams off waivers from the Giants.

Williams was beat out in New York by Orleans Darkwa, rookie Paul Perkins, and Bobby Rainey, but the former fourth-rounder quickly finds a new home where he'll likely slide in as Melvin Gordon's direct backup on early downs.
Sep 4 - 12:57 PM

Giants waived RB Andre Williams.

The No. 113 overall pick of the 2014 draft, Williams has specialized in smashing into brick walls and falling down. He's a "power" runner who doesn't bowl people over, a major problem since he lacks speed and has stone hands. It's frankly surprising he lasted as long as he did in New York. Williams owns a pathetic 3.20 YPC on 305 career carries.
Sep 3 - 4:09 PM

Andre Williams managed 35 yards on ten carries in the Giants' preseason finale.

Most ominously, Williams played in the fourth quarter of the fourth preseason game, strongly suggesting his roster spot is not secure. He played behind Orleans Darkwa and rookie Paul Perkins. Williams didn't touch the ball in the Giants' regular season dress rehearsal last week. The inefficient third-year back finishes the preseason with 91 yards on 25 carries (3.64 YPC).
Sep 1 - 10:51 PM

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. 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

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

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