DeAngelo Williams
RB FA
4 months ago

Williams said he wants to play in the NFL this season, ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Steelers seem content with some combination of James Conner (hamstring), Knile Davis and Fitzgerald Toussaint serving as the backups to Le'Veon Bell (knee). The 34-year-old Williams might get a call from his former team if one of those players suffers a serious injury, but in all likelihood he'll need to find a new team in order to continue his career. After averaging 4.5 yards on 200 carries and 7.8 yards on 47 targets in 2015, he dropped off to 3.5 yards on 98 carries and 4.4 yards on 27 targets in nine games last season. Continuing his career might mean accepting a job with a team that wants him to battle for a roster spot.

DeAngelo Williams
RB FA
8 months ago

Williams could still re-sign with the Steelers if he decides to play another season, ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

The 33-year-old unrestricted free agent hasn't commented on whether he plans to continue playing, but he also hasn't hinted toward any intention of retiring. Coming off an injury-plagued season in which he averaged only 3.5 yards per carry in nine games, Williams doesn't seem to be drawing much attention from other teams. The Steelers recently signed Knile Davis to boost their backfield depth, but the new addition doesn't preclude Williams from returning, as Davis owns a career YPC of just 3.2 and has done his best work as a kick returner. Should he ultimately return to Pittsburgh for another season, Williams would mostly have value as a handcuff for Le'Veon Bell owners.

DeAngelo Williams
RB FA
10 months 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 FA
10 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 FA
11 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 FA
11 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 FA
11 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 FA
11 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 FA
11 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 FA
11 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.