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Duke Williams: Settles out of Buffalo
Williams (hamstring) has been removed from injured reserve after coming to an injury settlement with the Bills, independent NFL journalist Aaron Wilson reports.
One would think a hamstring injury wasn't going to sideline Williams an entire season, so this gives him a chance to look for work elsewhere after not really having a spot in a deep Bills receiving corps.... See More ... See Less
Bills' Duke Williams: Flips over to IR
Williams (hamstring) has cleared waivers and reverted to injured reserve, Sal Capaccio of WGR Sports Radio 550 Buffalo reports.
Williams didn't have much of a role for the team last year with just four offensive snaps in the regular season, and he'll now spend the 2021 campaign on the shelf unless he works out an injury settlement with the team.... See More ... See Less
Duke Williams: Let go by Buffalo
Williams (hamstring) was waived with an injury designation by the Bills on Monday.
The 29-year-old suffered a hamstring injury during practice back on Aug. 10, and he's now been waived as he continues to deal with the issue. Williams will revert to Buffalo's injured reserve if he goes through the waiver wire unclaimed.... See More ... See Less
Bills' Duke Williams: Suffers hammy injury
Williams exited Tuesday's practice due to a hamstring injury, Sal Capaccio of WGR Sports Radio 550 Buffalo reports.
He's likely been passed by camp star Jake Kumerow in the race for the final receiver spot in the last few weeks, and with others perhaps also ahead of him, Williams can't afford to miss much camp time or preseason action. He likely sits somewhere between 8-10 on the WR depth chart at this moment.... See More ... See Less
Bills' Duke Williams: Signs reserve/future contract
Williams signed a reserve/future contract with the Bills on Tuesday.
Williams only played in one contest for the Bills last season, logging four snaps in a Week 7 win over the Jets. The wideout bounced back and forth between the active roster and practice squad throughout the year and will now get a chance to remain with the team for offseason activities.... See More ... See Less
Duke Williams: Drops to practice roster
Williams reverted to the Bills' practice squad Monday, Sal Capaccio of WGR Sports Radio 550 Buffalo reports.
Williams was elevated to the active roster for Saturday's wild-card game against the Colts, but he was ultimately a healthy scratch. The 28-year-old will rejoin fellow wideouts Kenny Stills and Tanner Gentry on the practice squad.... See More ... See Less
Bills' Duke Williams: Will not play Saturday
Williams (coach's decision) will not play in Saturday's wild-card matchup against the Colts.
While Williams was recently brought up from the practice squad, the Bills have decided to sit him out for the wild-card round. The receiver is yet to see a single target this season as he has only played in one game throughout the 2020 campaign.... See More ... See Less
Bills' Duke Williams: Called up from practice squad
Williams was elevated from Buffalo's practice squad Friday, Chris Brown of the Bills' official site reports.
Brown notes that whether Williams will be active in the wild-card round against the Colts on Saturday likely hinges on the status of fellow Bills wide receivers Stefon Diggs (oblique) and Cole Beasley (knee), who are both listed as questionable. Williams dressed for only one game in the regular season and didn't record a catch.... See More ... See Less
Duke Williams: Relegated to practice squad
Williams reverted to Buffalo's practice squad after suiting up in the Bills' 18-10 win against the Jets on Sunday, per the NFL's official transaction log.
The 27-year-old was called up for the Bills' Week 7 road trip to MetLife Stadium, but he's been sent back down to the practice squad after fielding just four offensive snaps. John Brown (knee) was inactive for the game, allowing Williams the chance to dress, but Josh Allen leaned on his most trusted weapons Cole Beasley and Stefon Diggs in what was a closely contested affair throughout.... See More ... See Less
Bills' Duke Williams: Elevates from practice squad
The Bills elevated Williams to the active roster Saturday.
Williams entered the league in 2016 and didn't make his NFL debut until 2019, when he played four games, recording 12 receptions for 166 yards and a touchdown. With John Brown (knee) sidelined for Sunday's game versus the Jets, Williams will add depth. He's lined up as the No. 6 wide receiver in the pecking order, but he could handle some garbage time reps if the game gets out of hand early.... See More ... See Less
Duke Williams: Circles back to practice squad
Williams has been added to the Bills' practice squad after being cut Saturday.
The Bills like the size and athleticism Williams brings to the wideout position, but in the end he was eked out by a couple of talented rookies for a depth spot. The team will have no problem calling him up if anyone gets hurt in 2020 after he shined at times of need in 2019.... See More ... See Less
Bills' Duke Williams: Cut by Bills
Buffalo waived Williams on Saturday, Marcel Louis-Jacques of ESPN.com reports.
Williams appeared in four games with the Bills last season, across which span he caught 12 of 19 targets for 166 yards and a score. He'll look to resurface in a depth capacity elsewhere.... See More ... See Less
Bills' Duke Williams: Coming off COVID list
The Bills activated Williams (illness) from the reserve/COVID-19 list Sunday.
The Bills aren't able to reveal whether Williams tested positive for COVID-19 or merely was exposed to someone who did as he reported to camp. Having said that, he spent 12 days working his way back to the active roster. As a part of a receiving corps that welcomed Stefon Diggs to its ranks this offseason, Williams may have a difficult climb to land a spot on the regular-season roster.... See More ... See Less
Bills' Duke Williams: On COVID-19 list
Williams was placed on the Bills' reserve/COVID-19 list Wednesday, Sal Capaccio of WGR Sports Radio 550 Buffalo reports.
It has not been confirmed whether Williams has tested positive for COVID-19 or has been in close contact with an infected person or persons. Once he's cleared of any virus implications, he's set to compete for a depth spot at wide receiver, a challenge that got a bit more difficult when the team traded for Stefon Diggs this offseason.... See More ... See Less
Bills' Duke Williams: Active Saturday
Williams is expected to be active for Saturday's wild-card tilt against the Texans, Jenna Harner of News 4 Buffalo reports.
Williams had a productive regular-season finale, as he hauled in six of 12 targets for 108 yards. He had not suited up since Week 8 prior to that, but with the team resting several starters to keep them healthy for the playoffs, the rookie got an opportunity to shine. It looks like he did enough to earn an active designation, but he is simply expected to provide depth at wide receiver.... See More ... See Less
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