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Damien Williams


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31 yrs


5'11'' / 221 lbs



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Cut with injury settlement

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-11-09

The Cardinals cut Williams (foot) from the practice squad injured list with an injury settlement Thursday, Aaron Wilson of KPRC 2 Houston reports.

The Cardinals made two cuts from their backfield Thursday, with the other one Tony Jones getting waived from the active roster. The combination of moves may mean James Conner (knee) is poised to be activated from injured reserve ahead of Sunday's game against the Falcons, but Williams himself now must meet the terms of the settlement in order to find another opportunity elsewhere.

Fantasy Points by Week 2022


Weekly Stats 2022

Fantasy PointsBettingRushing StatsReceiving Stats
1 NO Dome 77° 0.2 29th

Performance Splits: 2020 to 2022

Fantasy PointsRushing AveragesReceiving Averages
Home Outdoor 5 13.41.07110th120.24.824%
Home Retractable Dome 1 10.20.1048th20.01.0100%
Away Outdoor 5 03.00.78132nd80.03.552%
Away Dome 2 114.41.3725th320.54.011%

Career Stats by Season: 2014 to 2022

Fantasy PointsRushing StatsReceiving Stats
2014 22 MIA 16 0 58 73rd3612203.456%3009%211871
2015 23 MIA 16 0 45 79th165903.766%2005%211421
2016 24 MIA 15 0 93 53rd3511533.362%4109%232493
2017 25 MIA 11 4 60 75th4618103.941%31113%201551
2018 26 KC 16 3 99 48th5025645.140%73013%231602
2019 27 KC 11 6 141 38th11149854.572%62230%302132
2021 29 CHI 12 2 61 70th4016424.126%4108%161031
2022 30 ATL 1 1 0 165th2201.0100%0000%000
"YAC%" is percent of total yards gained after first contact. "Share" of team passing targets.

Goes on practice squad IR

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-10-31

The Cardinals placed Williams (foot) on the practice squad injured list Tuesday, Darren Urban of the team's official site reports.

Williams turned three touches for nine yards in Sunday's 31-24 loss to the Ravens before exiting the game in the second quarter after sustaining a foot injury. He will have to sit out for the next four games and will be eligible to return against the Rams on Nov. 26.

Heads back to practice squad

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-10-30

Williams (foot) reverted to the Cardinals' practice squad Monday, per the NFL's transaction report.

Williams made an early exit from Sunday's loss to the Ravens late in the second quarter and was unable to return, finishing Week 8 with two carries for five yards and one catch (on one target) for four yards. Arizona has elevated him three times from the practice squad, so the team must sign him to the active roster in order for him to be a part of its backfield. Having said that, Williams' health might prevent that from happening in the short term.

Injures foot Sunday

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-10-29

Williams sustained a foot injury during Sunday's game against the Ravens, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.

With James Conner (knee) on injured reserve, Arizona has elevated Williams for three consecutive contests, but his touch count has wavered from nine Week 6 to one last Sunday and now three this week. Prior to Williams' departure, those looks translated to nine yards from scrimmage. Emari Demercado will remain the team's lead runner moving forward, with Keaontay Ingram in reserve.

Elevated for third straight week

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-10-28

The Cardinals elevated Williams to the active roster Saturday, Josh Weinfuss of reports.

Williams joined the Cardinals' practice squad on Oct. 5 after being let go by the Raiders during training camp. He's been promoted and played in each of the last two games as a depth running back behind Keaontay Ingram and Emari Demercado with James Conner (knee) on injured reserve since Oct. 10. Since this is the third time Williams has been elevated this season, the Cardinals would need to sign him to their active roster if they want to continue to play him for the rest of 2023.

Back to practice squad

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-10-23

Williams reverted to the Cardinals' practice squad Monday, per the NFL's transaction log.

The 31-year-old continues his roster dance, getting activated on game days before heading back to the taxi squad the following day. In Sunday's 20-10 loss to the Seahawks, Williams rushed one time for two yards on 12 offensive snaps as Arizona's distant RB2 behind Emari Demercado.

Back on active roster

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-10-21

Williams was elevated to the team's active roster Saturday.

This comes as zero surprise after the veteran produced 44 scrimmage yards on 13 offensive snaps in last week's loss. Expect Keaontay Ingram to still see the majority of the rushing opportunities over Williams with Emari Demercado operating as the team's main option in passing situations.

Heads back to practice squad

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-10-16

Williams reverted to the Cardinals' practice squad Monday, per the NFL's transaction log.

In the wake of James Conner's (knee) IR stint, Arizona's backfield was in some flux, but Williams was elevated from the practice squad ahead of Sunday's game at the Rams to provide some veteran experience. While Keaontay Ingram got the start and the most touches (12) and Emari Demercado had the largest snap share (43 percent) among the team's available options, Williams received touches on the majority of his plays (eight of 13). Overall, Ingram racked up 51 yards from scrimmage, Williams had 44, and Demercado brought up the rear with 17. Conner must miss at least three more games, so Williams is a decent bet to continue getting game-day elevations the next two contests.

Promoted to active roster

RotoWire Logo Published: 2023-10-14

The Cardinals elevated Williams from the practice squad Saturday, Jose M. Romero of The Arizona Republic reports.

Williams signed with the Cardinals' practice squad on Oct. 5 after being let go by the Raiders at the end of training camp. He played just one game last year for the Falcons and was placed on IR last September with a rib injury. Williams will add backfield depth for the Cardinals after the team placed James Conner (knee) on injured reserve Tuesday.

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