Cardinals Still Have “High Hopes” For RB Ryan Williams

Cardinals GM Steve Keim told reporters on Thursday that they still have “high hopes” for RB Ryan Williams. “Ryan is a tremendous talent,” Keim said. “He’s a guy who still, on the practice field, shows us the movement skills, the run ability, the change of direction is fantastic. Obviously he has had to battle injuries, which has probably been his biggest issue.  “He’s...
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February 20, 2014  |  Discuss

The Cardinals’ worst running back ever drafted

Thursday is upon us once again, and that means it’s time for the next part in our series of the worst players drafted by position in the history of the Cardinals franchise. This week we will search the annals of Cardinals history once again and open the book of horrors that has been the running back position for the Arizona Cardinals. Although the Cardinals were actually pretty...
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February 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Cardinals Expected to Cut RB Ryan Williams

Ken Somers of the Arizona Republic feels like the Cardinals will end up releasing running back Ryan Williams during the offseason. Williams was a second round pick back in 2011 out of Virginia Tech. While many suggested trading Williams Somers even hints at the fact that after three injury plagued season Williams trade value is about as good as J.R Smith’s currently is. With the...
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January 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Cardinals expected to release Ryan Williams this offseason

    Kent Somers of the Arizona republic believes the Cardinals will end up releasing running back Ryan Williams this coming offseason. The Cardinals would hate to give up on Williams, a second-round pick in 2011. It’s easy to suggest trading him, but after three seasons filled with injuries, Williams has little or no value. The Cardinals could trim...
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January 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Ryan Williams may have to wait until 2014 to get playing time

AP Images Arizona Cardinals’ running back Ryan Williams may have to wait until 2014 to get playing time.  The second round draft pick in 2011 has had a difficult time in the NFL. During the preseason as a rookie, he tore his patella tendon in his right knee and that ended his season.  He returned to action during the 2012 season but after several poor performances where he averaged...
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December 01, 2013  |  Discuss

As Ryan Williams saga goes on, future with Cardinals unknown

Ryan Williams’ name is above his locker just like every other player in the Cardinals locker room but the running back knows that some people would attach other labels if they could. Like fragile. Unwilling to play through injuries. Resident of coach Bruce Arians’ doghouse. “I’ve been labeled” Williams said “and none of them have really been positive. I don’t really...
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October 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Lindley, Williams make Cardinals' 53-man roster

The Cardinals reduced their roster to the 53-man limit on Saturday by placing tight end Jeff King (knee) and defensive tackle Ricky Lumpkin (shoulder) on injured reserve while releasing the following five players: OT Jamaal Johnson-Webb; LB Kenny Rowe; DT Padric Scott; LB and special teams ace Reggie Walker; and former ASU WR Kerry Taylor.Walker tweeted news of his release on Friday...
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August 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Williams wraps up roster spot in Cardinals' preseason finale

You needed a roster to identify the players on the field for Thursdays preseason finale between the Cardinals and Broncos in Denver. Many of those players are hoping theyll still be on the roster when teams cut down to 53 players this weekend. The Cardinals are expected to announce those cuts Friday afternoon, so heres a look at the bubble boys in their final quest to make the trek...
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August 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Cards Interested In Trading Injury Prone RB Ryan Williams

It sounds like halfback Ryan Williams could be on his way out of Arizona. Jason La Canfora from CBS Sports reports the Cardinals are looking to trade Williams ahead of next week's final roster cuts. Fantasy Spin:If Williams is off the roster by Week 1, it would leave veterans Rashard Mendenhall and Alfonso Smith, plus rookies Andre Ellington and Stepfan Taylor as the team's running backs.
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August 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Cardinals shopping Ryan Williams

According to Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports,  the Cardinals are looking to trade running back Ryan Williams. The Cardinals are shopping RB Ryan Williams ahead of the roster cutdown deadlines. — Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) August 26, 2013 I can’t imagine any team trading for Williams,  he can’t stay healthy and is still unproven in the NFL.   Need NFL Tickets? ...
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August 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Cardinals Shopping RB Ryan Williams

Jason La Canfora reports that the Arizona Cardinals are currently shopping RB Ryan Williams before the deadline to cut rosters to 75 players. There have been rumors that Williams was on the chopping block this preseason, so it is not exactly surprising that they would be calling around to see if anyone is interested in him. Williams, 23, suffered a serious knee injury in his first...
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August 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Cardinals’ Ryan Williams Returns to Practice

Arizona Cardinals running back Ryan Williams has not had the best of luck over the past few seasons.  The 2011 second-round pick missed his entire rookie season with a ruptured patella tendon in his right knee.  Williams returned to the field in 2012, but only managed to play in five games with an average clip of 32.8 YPG. Williams returned to practice yesterday after missing...
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August 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Ryan Williams back at practice for the Cardinals

There’s no doubt that running back Ryan Williams has been a big disappointment for the Cardinals since they drafted him a few years ago. With Williams’ roster spot likely hanging by a thread,  he decided to practice today and head coach Bruce Arians said he could play this week. Williams has been nursing a knee injury throughout training camp, which shouldn’t be a surprise...
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August 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Bruce Arians: Ryan Williams 'needs to start playing'

At this point it's actually quite simple for Arizona Cardinals running back Ryan Williams. He needs to get on the field and the sooner the better. A second-round pick of the team's in 2011 Williams has battled injuries pretty much from the get-go. His latest ailment a right knee injury has caused him to miss practices over the last few weeks as well as both of the team...
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August 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Cards notes: Williams unlikely for Chargers game

GLENDALE, Ariz. In the latest indication that running back Ryan Williams time with the Cardinals could be over, coach Bruce Arians said Monday that Williams isnt ready to resume practice and probably wont play Saturday against the Chargers in the teams third preseason game. Williams is still nursing a right knee injury (the same knee in which he suffered a torn patellar tendon his...
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August 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Time is now for Cardinals’ Ryan Williams

Ryan Williams might not be in an Arizona Cardinals uniform come Week One. The former 2011 second round pick has had season-ending knee and shoulder injuries each of the last two years and has not suited up since very early on in this training camp due to feeling soreness in the same bothersome knee.
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August 15, 2013  |  Discuss

No timeframe for Cardinals RB Ryan Williams' return

When Arizona Cardinals running back Ryan Williams went down with his knee injury just after the start of training camp, the team assumed he would need only a few days to recover. Since then, nearly two weeks have passed, and the Cardinals appear to be getting frustrated with the running back's lack of progress. Head coach Bruce Arians showed some of that angst yesterday when...
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August 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Bruce Arians not sure when Ryan Williams will return

When Arizona Cardinals’ head coach Bruce Arians was asked when running back Ryan Williams would return to training camp after missing most of it with a knee injury, Arians said he has “absolutely no idea”. Bruce Arians asked today when RB Ryan Williams might return: "I have absolutely no idea." #azcardinals — Kent Somers (@kentsomers) August 13, 2013 Williams,...
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August 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Ryan Williams hopes to get relief from PRP injection

Cardinals running back Ryan Williams underwent a platelet-rich plasma injection in his ailing right knee about 10 days ago. Williams is just one of many athletes to receive such injections which are designed to send highly-concentrated platelets the part of blood that helps us heal to the injured area. It works like this: The patient’s blood is drawn and then put through a centrifuge...
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August 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Cardinals’ Ryan Williams could miss the Cowboys game

Photo: Scott Rovak, US Presswire Arizona Cardinals running back Ryan Williams could miss more time including the Week 2 preseason meeting against the Dallas Cowboys according to Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians. “I don’t know if he’ll play this week,” said Arians Williams, a 2nd round pick out of Virginia Tech  in 2011, has played in just five games in two years due to...
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August 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Cardinals' Rashard Mendenhll, Ryan Williams out with knee injuries

Arizona Cardinals running backs Rashard Mendenhall and Ryan Williams are both out with knee injuries, according to NFL.com's Chris Wesseling. Both are expected to contribute to the backfield rotation in 2013. Mendenhall is reportedly suffering from knee tendonitis and sat out Saturday’s practice. Williams has what is being referred to as “an irritation to the fatty pad under...
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August 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Cardinals notebook: Williams sits, bubble taking shape

TEMPE, Ariz. Cardinals coach Bruce Arians said running back Ryan Williams will take another day off on Thursday to rest his right knee, which experienced a flare-up on Sunday. Williams was originally expected to return Thursday, but the knee apparently hasnt responded to treatment as well as the team had hoped. The knee is the same one in which Williams suffered a torn patellar...
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August 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Arizona's Colledge, Williams out with injuries

Starting guard Daryn Colledge and injury-plagued running back Ryan Williams were among four Arizona players missing the Cardinals' practice on Monday with injuries. Linebacker Jasper Brinkley was sidelined with a sore knee and wide receiver LaRon Byrd sustained a concussion in the team's first practice in pads on Sunday. Coach Bruce Arians says Colledge had nerve irritation...
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July 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Arizona Cardinals Running Ryan Williams Makes Ultimate Mistake

Ryan Williams looked like the real deal in his one full season at Virginia Tech. Even in his abbreviated second season he didn't look half bad. His short professional career has been something else entirely. While injuries have had a lot to do with his limited success in the NFL, a recent admission puts his future potential in a dark light. I can't get hurt while I...
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May 25, 2013  |  1 Comment

Cardinals RB Ryan Williams Says He Was ‘Scared To Run The Ball’ Last Season

We all ask our athletes to be honest, but the ones that brutally honest usually catch the most flak. Arizona Cardinals running back Ryan Williams admitted to the Arizona Republic that  he played through last season in a state of fear, worried that his surgically repaired right knee wouldn’t hold up. Williams told the paper that he was freaked out about running a play called...
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May 23, 2013  |  Discuss

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