RB - FA
Week 4 Outlook
Damien Williams has been released by the Las Vegas Raiders.
Williams signed with the Raiders just a couple of weeks ago, but the team is now cutting him and he'll once again be a free agent. The team initially brought him in as an insurance option in case Josh Jacobs didn't play, but he's good to go now, so the team isn't concerned with their depth at this point.
Damien Williams has signed with the Las Vegas Raiders.
Williams worked out with the Raiders earlier in the week and now the two sides have agreed to a deal. He was limited to just one game last season with the Falcons due to a rib injury. He'll look to carve out a role in the offense behind Josh Jacobs.
Damien Williams was one of two veteran backs who worked out for the Raiders Tuesday, as the team looks to add a body with the uncertainty surrounding Josh Jacobs.
Williams was the starting RB on the Chiefs' Super Bowl-winning team in 2020 but then took a year off with the concerns surrounding the Covid-19 pandemic. Since returning in 2021 he has briefly played for Chicago and Atlanta. The Raiders are one of the many teams who have uncertainty surrounding their RB room and perhaps Williams will earn a roster spot. Even if the veteran does sign in Las Vegas he is not worth a roster spot on your fantasy team for the time being.
The Atlanta Falcons released veteran RB Damien Williams on Monday.
Heading into the 2022 campaign Williams was expected to be a part of the Atlanta backfield rotation as a free agent signing. He ended up making just one appearance for the team before getting hurt and was phased out from that point forward. According to Williams, he is now fully healthy and will be looking to latch on with another team in the near future. Contending playoff teams could look towards the veteran and former Super Bowl hero as a depth signing for the postseason.
Damien Williams said that he is “mentally ready to go, but needs to be smart with his rib physically.” Williams has attended meetings and in tune with the plays.
Williams has not played since Week 1 due to a rib injury. The 30-year-old may be ready mentally, but it sounds as if there is some uncertainty if he is physically ready to go. The Falcons will likely to continue to rely on rookie Tyler Allgeier as the primary back heading into Week 6.