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Williams (hand) was limited in practice Wednesday, David Newton of ESPN.com reports.

Williams fit in limited practices last week, yet he still was handed inactive status this past Sunday against the Buccaneers, marking his second DNP in a row. Clearly, the fractured finger in his hand is still hindering him, but as the week rolls on, his status for Week 16 against the Browns could receive clarity.

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Williams (hand) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Buccaneers.

Williams' hand is still healing, so the Panthers will go with Jonathan Stewart as the starter Sunday, with Fozzy Whittaker serving as the backup. We'll revisit Williams' status leading up to next weekend's matchup with the Browns.

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Williams (hand) is listed as doubtful for Sunday's game against the Buccaneers, the Charlotte Observer's Jonathan Jones reports.

Head coach Ron Rivera said Williams could be available in an emergency if something happened to one of the other running backs over the weekend, but the most likely scenario is that Williams will be inactive Sunday. Jonathan Stewart will again be the starter for Carolina.

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Williams (hand) was limited in Thursday's practice.

Despite the return to drills, coach Ron Rivera told Joe Person of the Charlotte Observer that Williams likely requires another week before making an in-game appearance. Friday's injury report could confirm Williams' lack of availability for Sunday's contest against the Buccaneers, but even if he's handed questionable status, it may be a stretch to expect him to play in Week 15. If so, Jonathan Stewart (hip) is ready and willing to handle the bulk of the RB workload for a second game in a row.

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Williams (hand) was present for Thursday's practice, Jonathan Jones of the Charlotte Observer reports.

While Williams' presence on the field Thursday is a positive development, Jones notes that the running back's right hand was heavily wrapped Thursday. We'll circle back on Williams' status later in the day, once the Panthers officially classify his level of participation.

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Williams (hand) did not practice Wednesday, Joe Person of the Charlotte Observer reports.

Williams' status for Sunday's game against the Bucs thus remains uncertain, though the running back's Week 15 playing prospects could brighten with a return to the practice field -- in any capacity -- either Thursday or Friday.

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Coach Ron Rivera suggested Monday that Williams (hand) is "day-by-day" in advance of Sunday's game against the Bucs, Steve Reed of the Associated Press reports.

With Williams out this past Sunday against the Saints, fellow RB Jonathan Stewart logged 20 carries for 155 yards. In spite of Stewart's productive Week 14 effort, Rivera isn't inclined to name the running back as the Panthers' starter this week, which suggests that when Williams is able to suit up again, a time-share figures to be in play once again in the Carolina backfield.

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Williams (finger) has officially been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Saints, the Charlotte Observer's Jonathan Jones reports.

With Williams out due to a fractured finger, the Panthers' Week 14 running back picture moves into focus. Jonathan Stewart will start, with Fozzy Whittaker working in as the backup. Williams will set his sights on a possible Week 15 return against Tampa Bay.

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Coach Ron Rivera has all but ruled out Williams for Sunday's contest in New Orleans, Steve Reed of the Associated Press reports.

Williams sustained a fractured finger this past Sunday in Minnesota, so his potential absence isn't unexpected. He could be ruled out upon the release of Friday's injury report, but Jonathan Stewart appears poised to handle running back responsibilities in Week 14.

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Coach Ron Rivera relayed Monday that Williams is dealing with a fractured bone in his finger, Joe Person of the Charlotte Observer reports.

The report indicates that Williams is day-to-day, with Rivera suggesting that Williams could play Sunday against the Saints if the swelling in the running back's finger subsides. In the event that Williams is out or limited at all this weekend, Jonathan Stewart's Week 14 fantasy value would see a boost.