The Washington Redskins signed running back Keiland Williams and released running back Ryan Grant. Grant spent four weeks on the Redskins roster and had just one carry for five yards. Williams was released by the Lions on Oct. 18. He played for the Redskins as a rookie in 2010. Washington signed Williams as a college free agent out of LSU. Williams has played in 35 career...
The Detroit Lions have signed cornerback Alphonso Smith and released running back Keiland Williams.
Detroit is desperate for help at cornerback because Bill Bentley and Jacob Lacey missed Thursday's practice. Bentley was held out with a shoulder injury and Lacey because of a concussion
Smith was among the Lions' final cuts just before the season.
Detroit originally acquired...
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October 18, 2012
(Eds: Updates. With AP Photos.) By LARRY LAGE AP Sports Writer Keiland Williams was with the Washington Redskins a year ago, believing he had a shot to start after showing signs of promise as a rookie.
The Redskins surprised Williams by cutting him just before last season and he was claimed by the Lions the next day to bolster their depth without then-rookie Mikel Leshoure and with...
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August 14, 2012
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Lions looked primed to score.
Third-and-2 coming up.
Lions take a timeout as they prepare for a third-and-6 on the Vikings 12.
More boos here at Ford Field. Keiland Williams fumbles at the 28, a fumble forced by Jordan Senn. Fumble picked up by Andre Neblett. This is the Lions third turnover of the quarter, and we still have 2:24 left.
Keiland Williams makes his case for carries with an 18-yard gain on first down that gets the ball to the Falcons 23. Showed some wiggle in between the tackles on the play. Probably the most exciting offensive play of the first half so far for the Lions. More on Williams later.
He's not going to transform their running game from afterthought to one of the best in the NFL, but a month after he arrived via waiver claim from the Redskins, Keiland Williams has carved out a role with the Lions.
He's starting to show he can fill the role the Lions envisioned for him, but the Lions are also finding out that he's not just a one-trick pony, either.