DeAngelo Williams
RB PIT (8)
1 month ago

Williams ran for 34 yards and a touchdown on 14 carries in the Steelers' 36-17 loss to the Patriots on Sunday. He also caught seven passes for 51 yards.

EDGE Analysis

The combination of losing Le'Veon Bell (groin) and trailing early forced Pittsburgh to become one-dimensional on offense. As a result, Williams was more of a factor in the passing game. Injuries and suspensions to Bell have required the Steelers to call upon Williams often during his tenure with the team. He'll turn 34 before next season, but the unrestricted free agent may seek a starting role elsewhere next season.

DeAngelo Williams
RB PIT (8)
2 months ago

Williams ran twice for two yards in Pittsburgh's 30-12 playoff win against Miami on Sunday.

EDGE Analysis

The Steelers jumped out to an early lead, then leaned heavily on Le'Veon Bell, whose 165 rushing yards were the most by a Pittsburgh player in a postseason game, breaking the mark of 158 set by Franco Harris in Super Bowl IX against the Vikings (January 12, 1975). Thus, they didn't need to call on Williams until the final minutes of the game. Bell ran for 144 yards in a 43-14 win over the Chiefs earlier this season, so Williams may not see much action in next week's playoff game either. Serving as Bell's primary back-up this season, Williams totaled 343 yards and four touchdowns on 98 carries, and caught 18 passes for 118 yards and another two scores.

DeAngelo Williams
RB PIT (8)
2 months ago

Williams carried 23 times for 67 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's game against the Browns. He also caught three of four targets for 27 yards and another touchdown in the 27-24 win.

EDGE Analysis

Starting for a resting Le'Veon Bell, Williams caught an 11-yard touchdown pass in the second quarter and later plowed in from one yard out for his second score of the day. Despite a bit of inefficiency on the ground, Williams' performance was extremely positive for the team, as he looks poised to return to a useful backup role during the playoffs after not contributing in any of the last seven games due to injury.

DeAngelo Williams
RB PIT (8)
2 months ago

Williams (knee) practiced fully Wednesday.

EDGE Analysis

Williams experienced some swelling on his knee in advance of Week 15's action, but in the absence of any setbacks, he's expected to be able to serve as Le'Veon Bell's primary backup Sunday against the Ravens.

DeAngelo Williams
RB PIT (8)
2 months ago

Williams (knee) is expected to suit up Sunday against the Ravens, Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

EDGE Analysis

During a media session Tuesday, head coach Mike Tomlin relayed that Williams experienced some "swelling on his knee" before the Steelers' Week 15 win at Cincinnati, which factored into the decision to include the running back on the inactive list. With the issue "behind him", per Tomlin, Williams will prepare this week as if he'll serve as Le'Veon Bell's primary backup Sunday.

DeAngelo Williams
RB PIT (8)
2 months ago

Williams is inactive for Sunday's game against the Bengals.

EDGE Analysis

With Williams still shelved, Fitzgerald Toussaint is in line to remain the Steelers' top backup behind No. 1 RB Le'Veon Bell on Sunday.

DeAngelo Williams
RB PIT (8)
2 months ago

Williams (knee) does not carry an injury designation heading into Sunday's game against the Bengals.

EDGE Analysis

After practicing fully Friday, Williams is on track to return to action this week to serve as the Steelers' top backup to undisputed starter Le'Veon Bell.

DeAngelo Williams
RB PIT (8)
2 months ago

Williams (knee) did not practice Thursday.

EDGE Analysis

After logging a full session Wednesday, Williams sat out Thursday's practice, suggesting that the veteran back is not a lock to return to action Sunday against the Bengals. More on Williams' status Friday, once the Steelers release their final Week 15 injury report.

DeAngelo Williams
RB PIT (8)
2 months ago

Williams (knee) practiced fully Wednesday.

EDGE Analysis

Williams, who has missed the last five games, thus appears to be trending toward a return to action in Week 15. In such a scenario, he'd serve as a backup behind Pittsburgh's undisputed No. 1 RB Le'Veon Bell on Sunday against the Bengals.

DeAngelo Williams
RB PIT (8)
2 months ago

Head coach Mike Tomlin said Tuesday that Williams (knee) has a "legitimate" chance to play in Sunday's game against the Bengals, Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

EDGE Analysis

Williams was in-and-out of practice last week and ultimately did not play in the Steelers' matchup with the Bills, but Tomlin's comments indicate he may be able to return to action in Week 15.