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Andre Williams | Running Back | #44

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (25) / 8/28/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 220
College: Boston College
Drafted: 2014 / Rd. 4 (113) / NYG
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Chargers RB Andre Williams (wrist surgery) is done for the season.
Williams has been playing special teams while operating as the Chargers' No. 4 running back behind Melvin Gordon, Austin Ekeler, and Branden Oliver. Mon, Dec 11, 2017 04:30:00 PM

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Chargers promoted RB Andre Williams from the practice squad.

Williams will be the No. 3 back with Branden Oliver out. The Chargers waived S Dexter McCoil in a corresponding move.
Sat, Oct 7, 2017 04:32:00 PM

Chargers waived RB Andre Williams.

The Chargers also cut ties with backup QB Mike Bercovici, PK Josh Lambo, DT Caraun Reid, RB Kenjon Barner, QB Kellen Clemens, TE Jeff Cumberland, and S Dwight Lowery in their final cut to 53. LB Joshua Perry and RB Kenneth Farrow were waived/injured, so they will end up on IR if they pass through waivers. Williams is running out of chances.
Sat, Sep 2, 2017 04:22:00 PM

Andre Williams carried a team-high eight times for just 18 yards in Sunday's preseason opener against the Seahawks.

Williams was given a long look, and we've seen this movie before. He cracked off one 13-yard scamper and then was bottled up the rest of the time. He'll have an uphill climb to garner meaningful touches behind Melvin Gordon, as Branden Oliver and Kenneth Farrow will be tough to leap on the depth chart.
Sun, Aug 13, 2017 11:31:00 PM

Chargers re-signed RB Andre Williams.

Williams bided his time on the Chargers' practice squad last year before finally seeing the field in Week 17. He played well in that game, rushing for 87 yards on 18 carries in a loss to Kansas City. Even if Williams makes the 53-man roster, he won't be more than a bit player behind workhorse Melvin Gordon.
Thu, Mar 9, 2017 08:31:00 PM

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.
Sun, Jan 1, 2017 09:14:00 PM

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

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32Brandon Doughty
33Marquise Williams
34Max Wittek
35Joe Licata
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37Tyler Ferguson
38Bart Houston
39David Olson
40Dane Evans
41Jerry Lovelocke
42Keith Wenning
43Chandler Harnish
44Chase Rettig
45Ryan Nassib
46Trevor Knight
47Josh Johnson
48Alek Torgersen
49Eli Jenkins
50Dalyn Williams
51Jake Waters
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3James Starks
4Rashad Jennings
5Joseph Randle
6Chris Johnson
7Danny Woodhead
8Toby Gerhart
9Khiry Robinson
10Kenneth Farrow
11De'Veon Smith
12Joique Bell
13Dominique Williams
14Tim Hightower
15Joe Banyard
16Karlos Williams
17Alonzo Harris
18LaMichael James
19Brandon Burks
20Terrell Newby
21Khalfani Muhammad
22John Crockett
23Bobby Rainey
24Darren McFadden
25Jordan Johnson
26Ronnie Hillman
27Brandon Ross
28Cedric O'Neal
29Josh Harris
30Bishop Sankey
31Storm Johnson
32Darrin Reaves
33Zac Stacy
34Anthony Dixon
35DuJuan Harris
36Matt Asiata
37Isaiah Pead
38Dan Herron
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40Jerome Smith
41Jeremy Langford
42Jahwan Edwards
43Ross Scheuerman
44Kenneth Harper
45Jawon Chisholm
46Bronson Hill
47Kelvin Taylor
48Zac Brooks
49Brandon Brown-Dukes
50Lenard Tillery
51Glenn Winston
52LaVance Taylor
53Keshawn Hill
54Terrence Magee
55Terrell Watson
56William Stanback
57Shaun Draughn
58Michael Dyer
59Jeremy Stewart
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3Tim Hightower
4Adrian Peterson
5Chris Johnson
6Toby Gerhart
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3James Starks
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5Joseph Randle
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5Emil Igwenagu
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8Julian Howsare
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13Ryan Mueller
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17Glenn Gronkowski
18Juwan Thompson
19Will Ratelle
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22Jordan Campbell
23Patrick Skov
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25Chris Swain
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28Tyler Renew
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32Freddie Stevenson
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39Kiero Small
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41Joey Iosefa
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6Keith Mumphery
7Eli Rogers
8Jerome Simpson
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10Stevie Johnson
11Arrelious Benn
12Douglas McNeil
13Tyler Davis
14Jacoby Ford
15Josh Morgan
16Hakeem Nicks
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18Kain Colter
19Miles Austin
20Greg Salas
21Eddie Royal
22Preston Parker
23Greg Little
24Kris Durham
25Corey Fuller
26Jared Abbrederis
27Corey Brown
28Kyle Prater
29Dwayne Bowe
30James Jones
31Jordan Williams
32Ed Eagan
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34Nate Washington
35Joshua Stangby
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37Andrew Turzilli
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91Josh Stewart
92Devin Street
93Matt Hazel
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97Rodney Smith
98Levi Norwood
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100Danny Anthrop
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105Dom Williams
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54Chris Gragg
55Jake Stoneburner
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60Jack Tabb
61Jake Murphy
62Rory Anderson
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