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Andre Williams | Running Back | #44

Team: Los Angeles Chargers
Age / DOB:  (24) / 8/28/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 230
College: Boston College
Drafted: 2014 / Rd. 4 (113) / NYG
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Andre Williams rushed 18 times for 87 yards Week 17 against the Chiefs.
We have said some not nice things about Williams throughout the years, but he looked very good against the Chiefs, showing patience he never displayed in his ill-fated stint with the Giants. Williams still has stone hands and is not going to supplant Melvin Gordon anytime soon, but he likely earned an exclusive-rights tender and a shot at a backup role next August. Jan 1 - 9:14 PM

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Chargers signed RB Andre Williams off their practice squad.

He'll take the place of Kenneth Farrow (shoulder), who was placed on injured reserve. Williams hasn't played since being let go by the Giants at the end of training camp. With Melvin Gordon (hip, knee) banged up, Williams could see a handful of carries in Sunday's regular season finale.
Tue, Dec 27, 2016 12:36:00 PM

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.
Sat, Sep 24, 2016 04:15:00 PM

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.
Sun, Sep 11, 2016 11:44:00 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.
Sun, Sep 4, 2016 12:57:00 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.
Sat, Sep 3, 2016 04:09:00 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).
Thu, Sep 1, 2016 10:51:00 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. 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.
Sat, Aug 27, 2016 11:14:00 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.
Mon, Aug 22, 2016 08:57:00 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.
Sat, Aug 20, 2016 06:37:00 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
Sat, Aug 13, 2016 11:58:00 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.
Fri, Aug 12, 2016 09:49:00 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.
Wed, Aug 10, 2016 09:17:00 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.
Sat, Aug 6, 2016 09:24:00 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.
Sat, Jul 23, 2016 02:04:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Philip Rivers
2Mike Bercovici
RB1Melvin Gordon
2Branden Oliver
3Kenneth Farrow
4Andre Williams
GLB1Melvin Gordon
2Kenneth Farrow
3RB1Melvin Gordon
2Branden Oliver
FB1Derek Watt
WR11Keenan Allen
2Dontrelle Inman
3Stevie Johnson
4Geremy Davis
5Da'Ron Brown
WR21Tyrell Williams
2Travis Benjamin
3Isaiah Burse
4Javontee Herndon
5Jeremy Butler
WR31Dontrelle Inman
TE1Antonio Gates
2Hunter Henry
3Sean McGrath
4Asante Cleveland
5Jake McGee
LT1King Dunlap
2Chris Hairston
3Tyler Johnstone
LG1Orlando Franklin
2Kenny Wiggins
3Brett Boyko
C1Matt Slauson
2Max Tuerk
RG1D.J. Fluker
2Spencer Pulley
3Donavon Clark
RT1Joe Barksdale
2Tyreek Burwell
K1Josh Lambo