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Top Xavier Williams News

  • Texans' Xavier Williams: Inks with Texans

    The Texans signed Williams on Tuesday, Brooks Kubena of the Houston Chronicle reports.

    Williams and defensive end Ron'Dell Carter were signed by Houston, which has six defensive linemen on the reserve/COVID-19 list. Williams, a seven-year veteran, has some history with general manager Nick Caserio, having played with the Patriots in 2020.

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  • Xavier Williams: Works out with Houston

    Williams worked out with the Texans on Tuesday, Aaron Wilson of Sportstalk 790 Houston reports.

    Williams spent training camp with Arizona but was waived due to an undisclosed injury. He was a significant contributor to the Bengals last season, racking up 22 total tackles and one sack across 11 games.

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  • Xavier Williams: Released with injury settlement

    Williams (undisclosed) was released by Arizona with an injury settlement Monday, Howard Balzer of SI.com reports.

    Williams appeared in 12 games with the Bengals and Patriots last year, registering 24 tackles, a sack and a fumble recovery. His future in the NFL is uncertain until more information is known about the extent of his injury.

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  • Cardinals' Xavier Williams: Placed on IR

    Williams was placed on injured reserve with an undisclosed issue Sunday.

    The Cardinals haven't specified the nature of Williams' injury. He appeared in 12 games with the Bengals and Patriots last year and recorded 24 tackles (11 solo), a sack and a fumble recovery.

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  • Cardinals' Xavier Williams: Back with Arizona

    Williams signed a contract with the Cardinals on Monday, Darren Urban of AZCardinals.com reports.

    Williams has bounced around over the last few seasons, spending time in Kansas City, Cincinnati and New England. He spent the first three seasons of his NFL career with the Cardinals, appearing in 23 games over that stretch.

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  • Bengals' Xavier Williams: Fine to face Dolphins

    Williams (back) is active for Sunday's matchup against Miami, Ben Baby of ESPN.com reports.

    The 28-year-old had his practice workload curtailed Thursday and Friday, but he's ultimately proven healthy enough to make his eighth appearance of the season. Williams is slotted in as one of Cincinnati's starting defensive tackles entering a matchup against the Dolphins' 30th-ranked rush offense.

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  • Bengals' Xavier Williams: Shakes off injury

    Williams (back) is active for Sunday's game against Washington, Marisa Contipelli of the Bengals' official site reports.

    Williams was limited in practice all week but has been cleared for Sunday's cross-conference showdown. The veteran defensive tackle has played four games with Cincinnati this year and recorded nine tackles, a sack and a fumble recovery.

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  • Bengals' Xavier Williams: Questionable to face Washington

    Williams (back) is questionable for Sunday's contest against Washington, Geoff Hobson of the Bengals' official site reports.

    Williams put forth a trio of limited practices this week. Geno Atkins and Mike Daniels would be candidates to handle increased defensive snaps in Washington if Williams can't go.

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  • Bengals' Xavier Williams: Signs in Cincy

    Williams signed with the Bengals on Monday.

    The Bengals placed defensive tackle D.J. Reader (quadriceps) on injured reserve Monday with a potentially season-ending injury, so Williams will add depth at the position moving forward. He's played sparingly over the last two seasons, picking up 10 tackles over six games.

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  • Xavier Williams: Let go by Pats

    Williams was cut by the Patriots on Friday, Mike Dussault of the team's official website reports.

    Williams was let go in favor of adding depth at linebacker for the team. He will now be able to look for a new destination or potentially revert to the team's practice squad.

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  • Patriots' Xavier Williams: Promoted from practice squad

    Williams was promoted from the Patriots' practice squad Saturday, Mike Reiss of ESPN.com reports.

    The Patriots' defensive line lost depth earlier this week with Beau Allen (undisclosed) being placed on injured reserve. Williams will have the chance to serve on the active roster in the team's Week 1 matchup against Miami and could earn some snaps on special teams.

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  • Patriots' Xavier Williams: Inks with New England

    Williams signed a contract with the Patriots on Saturday, Mike Reiss of ESPN.com reports.

    Williams was limited to five regular-season games with the Chiefs due to an ankle injury last year. He stands to provide the Patriots with interior depth along the defensive line.

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  • Xavier Williams: Hitting open market

    The Chiefs are allowing Williams to test the open market, Sam McDowell of The Kansas City Star reports.

    Williams just turned 28 and missed 11 games with an ankle injury in 2019. He should still have some suitors in free agency.

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  • Chiefs' Xavier Williams: Only eight tackles in 2019

    Williams made eight tackles (seven solo) and one forced fumble across five games in 2019.

    Williams contributed as a reserve option at defensive tackle across the 2019 season, and he also notched two tackles in two postseason appearances. The 28-year-old is set to become an unrestricted free agent this offseason.

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  • Chiefs' Xavier Williams: Full speed ahead

    Williams (ankle) wasn't listed on Wednesday's injury report.

    Williams hasn't played since Week 5 and spent time on IR with this ankle injury, but he'll be ready for the Chiefs' first playoff game. He'll work in a reserve role behind Chris Jones and Derrick Nnadi on Sunday versus the Texans.

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  • Chiefs' Xavier Williams: Sitting out Week 17

    Williams (ankle) is officially inactive for Sunday's game against the Chargers, BJ Kissel of the Chiefs' official site reports.

    Williams appeared on track to play after working as a full practice participant all week, but he won't be suiting up for the regular-season finale. Mike Pennel should see increased opportunities as a reserve option at defensive tackle Sunday.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-2, 309 lbs
Birthplace: Grandview, MO
Age: 32
School: Northern Iowa
Experience: 7