William Powell RB PHI 8 Months
Eagles claimed RB William Powell off waivers from the Cardinals and waived WR/PR Nick Miller.
Philadelphia is building a large stable of tailbacks as it gears up for Chip Kelly's run-dominated offense. They've already got LeSean McCoy, Bryce Brown, Felix Jones, Chris Polk, and Matthew Tucker. Powell will be extremely stretched for a roster spot, however, and is likely only around for insurance.
William Powell RB PHI 8 Months
Cardinals waived RB William Powell.
Powell, 25, didn't stand a chance of making the 53-man roster after the Cardinals added Rashard Mendenhall, Andre Ellington, and Stepfan Taylor to the backfield mix. Powell appeared in 13 games last season, starting one, and ran for 217 yards on 60 carries behind the worst offensive line in the sport.
William Powell RB PHI 11 Months
Cardinals re-signed exclusive rights free agent RB William Powell to a one-year, $480,000 contract.
Powell, 35, appeared in 13 games for the Cardinals last season, starting one contest. The former Kansas State Wildcat rushed for 217 yards on 60 carries, while also reeling in 19 passes for 132 yards. Powell also returned kicks. He'll battle for a roster spot behind Rashard Mendenhall and Ryan Williams this summer.
William Powell RB PHI Mar 09 '13
Cardinals tendered exclusive rights free agent RBs William Powell and Alfonso Smith.
Powell was part of the merry-go-round at running back for the Cardinals last season, starting one game. He rushed for just 217 yards on 60 carries, though, and was typically relegated to handling just kick return duties. Smith is a special teams player. Both players will be fighting for roster spots under a new staff.
William Powell RB PHI Dec 09 '12
William Powell rushed five times for 20 yards and caught two passes for 13 yards in the Cardinals' Week 14 loss to the Seahawks.
Powell started off behind Beanie Wells, but quickly came on for more and more reps as the game got out of hand. He did played ahead of LaRod Stephens-Howling (three touches, seven yards). There's not a single Cardinals skill player worth using against the Lions in Week 15.
William Powell RB PHI Nov 25 '12
William Powell rushed three times for 11 yards in Arizona's Week 12 loss to the Rams, adding six catches for 63 yards.
With La'Rod Stephens-Howling (ribs) AWOL after the game's opening minutes, Powell operated as the Cardinals' third-down and change-of-pace back. The 74 yards from scrimmage were a season high, though Powell benefitted from the checkdowns of overwhelmed rookie quarterback Ryan Lindley. Even if LSH isn't ready for Week 13, Powell isn't worth re-adding in fantasy leagues.
William Powell RB PHI Oct 21 '12
William Powell rushed just four times for 13 yard and added one reception for five yards at Minnesota in Week 7.
Powell was banished to the doghouse in favor of La'Rod Stephens-Howling after fumbling on the opening kickoffs. He spent the next series on the sidelines with a football in his hands, watching LSH catch fire against a tough defense. Powell doesn't need to be rostered in 12-team leagues heading into a Week 8 bout with the 49ers.