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Steelers | Seven players released

Fri, 31 Aug 2012 13:39:18 -0700

The Pittsburgh Steelers have released QB Jerrod Johnson, OT Trai Essex, WR Derrick Williams, FS DaMon Cromartie-Smith, WR David Gilreath, WR Marquis Maze and WR Toney Clemons.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review - Mark Kaboly

Steelers | Five signed to future contracts

Fri, 20 Jan 2012 11:44:49 -0800

The Pittsburgh Steelers have signed WRs Tyler Beiler, Jimmy Young, David Gilreath and Derrick Williams and CB Walter McFadden to future contracts. Terms of the contracts were not disclosed.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review - Scott Brown

Lions | Derrick Williams waived

Sat, 03 Sep 2011 14:39:30 -0700

The Detroit Lions have waived WR Derrick Williams, who struggled to find a role in two seasons with the team. He started training camp strong, but two drops in the first preseason game seemed to hurt his confidence.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Detroit Free Press - Dave Birkett

Lions | Derrick Williams on the bubble

Thu, 28 Jul 2011 10:26:53 -0700

Detroit Lions WR Derrick Williams is on the bubble to make the team this year. The Lions hoped he would develop into a dynamic special teams player, but he has not lived up to expectations and may now be a long-shot to make the roster with the addition of special teams ace Rashied Davis. Davis is also likely to take over as the No. 4 receiver, which is where Williams was previously slated.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: MLive.com - Tom Kowalski

Lions | Derrick Williams to take over as No. 4 receiver

Tue, 26 Jul 2011 17:41:39 -0700

Detroit Lions WR Derrick Williams is expected to enter training camp as the team's No. 4 receiver with the pending release of WR Bryant Johnson.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Detroit Free Press - Dave Birkett

Lions | Bryant Johnson, Derrick Williams to battle for No. 4 WR job?

Tue, 12 Jul 2011 23:25:41 -0700

Detroit Lions WRs Bryant Johnson and Derrick Williams are likely to be battling for the No. 4 receiver job once training camp opens.

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Lions | Two WRs may compete for one roster spot

Fri, 10 Jun 2011 14:32:25 -0700

Detroit Lions WR Derrick Williams and Bryant Johnson could compete for the one roster spot during training camp.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Detroit Free Press - Dave Birkett

Lions | Two WRs could be in jeopardy

Sun, 08 May 2011 11:26:59 -0700

Detroit Lions WRs Bryant Johnson and Derrick Williams could be candidates to be released because of the addition of WR Titus Young.

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Lions | Derrick Williams placed on IR

Fri, 10 Dec 2010 08:47:43 -0800

The Detroit Lions have placed WR Derrick Williams (ankle) on Injured Reserve, ending his season, according to CBSSports.com.

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Lions | Three miss practice Thursday

Thu, 09 Dec 2010 14:09:13 -0800

Detroit Lions QB Shaun Hill (finger), WR Derrick Williams (ankle) and OT Gosder Cherilus (knee) did not participate in practice Thursday, Dec. 9.

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Lions | Three limited in practice

Wed, 08 Dec 2010 20:58:02 -0800

Detroit Lions DE Cliff Avril (quadriceps), LB DeAndre Levy (groin) and WR Derrick Williams (ankle) were limited participants in practice Wednesday, Dec. 8.

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Lions | Week 10 Inactives

Sun, 14 Nov 2010 08:47:57 -0800

The Detroit Lions have declared RB Aaron Brown, DL Cliff Avril, WR Derrick Williams, LB Isaiah Ekejiuba, PK Jason Hanson, OT Jason Fox, QB Matthew Stafford, QB Zac Robinson inactive for Week 10.

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Lions | Week 8 Inactives

Sun, 31 Oct 2010 08:43:51 -0700

The Detroit Lions have declared RB Aaron Brown, CB Brandon McDonald, C Cody Wallace, WR Derrick Williams, OT Jason Fox, DL Lawrence Jackson, QB Shaun Hill, DL Willie Young inactive for Week 8.

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Lions | Week 2 Inactives

Sun, 19 Sep 2010 09:03:56 -0700

The Detroit Lions have declared DL Cliff Avril, LB DeAndre Levy, WR Derrick Williams, OT Jason Fox, RB Kevin Smith, OG Manuel Ramirez, QB Matthew Stafford, DL Willie Young inactive for Week 2.

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Lions | Week 1 Inactives

Sun, 12 Sep 2010 05:54:03 -0700

The Detroit Lions have declared LB DeAndre Levy, WR Derrick Williams, QB Drew Stanton, OT Jason Fox, RB Kevin Smith, DL Lawrence Jackson, OG Manuel Ramirez, DL Willie Young inactive for Week 1.

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Lions | Derrick Williams more comfortable

Sun, 08 Aug 2010 06:18:11 -0700

Detroit Lions WR Derrick Williams has looked better during training camp fielding kicks, catching passes and showing his speed, reports Tom Kowalski, of MLive.com. Williams said he still makes mistakes from time to time, but he feels more comfortable on the field. With the team's top three receiver spots locked up, Williams has a chance to stick with one of the other two spots, as value on special teams will go a long way in locking up a roster spot.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: MLive.com - Tom Kowalski

Lions | Various players being used on return duties

Fri, 16 Jul 2010 08:23:16 -0700

Detroit Lions RB Aaron Brown and WR Derrick Williams handled most of the kickoff return duties during the summer, reports Tim Twentyman, of The Detroit News. RB Jahvid Best, WR Nate Burleson, Williams and others were used on punt returns.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Detroit News - Tim Twentyman

Lions | Derrick Williams working on catching kicks and punts

Sun, 09 May 2010 16:19:34 -0700

Detroit Lions WR Derrick Williams said he is using his first full NFL offseason to get extra work catching kicks and punts, reports John Niyo, of The Detroit News.

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Lions | Expect improvement from Derrick Williams

Sat, 08 May 2010 14:36:07 -0700

Detroit Lions general manager Martin Mayhew said the team expects a dramatic improvement from WR Derrick Williams this season, reports John Niyo, of The Detroit News.

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Lions | Expected D. Williams to be better as a returner

Thu, 14 Jan 2010 20:41:31 -0800

Nicholas J. Cotsonika, of the Detroit Free Press, reports Detroit Lions general manager Martin Mayhew said he anticipated rookie WR Derrick Williams would struggle as a wide receiver. Mayhew added, "If you go back and look at him at Penn State, he was in the wildcat (formation). He was a gadget type of guy. He was not a receiver that ran the full route tree." However, Mayhew did not anticipate Williams would "struggle as a returner, especially in terms of catching the ball. You saw some of that on film, but a lot of times, (the game) was outside. It was at Penn State on punts. I thought he would do a better job catching punts for us."

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Lions | A. Brown loses kick returner job

Tue, 15 Dec 2009 10:53:31 -0800

Nicholas J. Cotsonika, of the Detroit Free Press, reports Detroit Lions RB Aaron Brown was benched during the team's Week 14 game after a mistake on a kickoff return. Brown fielded a bouncing ball at the Lions' one-yard line, with the sideline to his left and the goal line behind him. He was tackled at the four-yard line. Head coach Jim Schwartz said Brown could have established himself out of bounds and then touched the ball, making the ball out of bounds and giving the Lions possession at the 40-yard line. He also could have let the ball go. If the ball went out of bounds on the sideline, the Lions would have had it at the 40. If the ball went into the end zone, it could have been a touchback. WR Derrick Williams has taken over the team's kick returner role.

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Lions | Week 12 Inactives

Thu, 26 Nov 2009 08:49:18 -0800

The Detroit Lions have declared WR Derrick Williams, DL Dewayne White, QB Drew Stanton, OT Ephraim Salaam, LB Ernie Sims, SS Kalvin Pearson, C Melvin Fowler, FB Terrelle Smith inactive for Week 12.

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Lions | Williams not on injury report

Wed, 25 Nov 2009 14:58:28 -0800

Nicholas J. Cotsonika, of the Detroit Free Press, reports Detroit Lions WR Derrick Williams (hip) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Nov. 25. He is not on the injury report for Week 12.

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Lions | Seven limited Monday

Mon, 23 Nov 2009 14:40:24 -0800

Packers.com reports Detroit Lions DL Joe Cohen (ankle), FS Louis Delmas (ankle), LB Jordon Dizon (neck), LB Zack Follett (neck), DL Grady Jackson (knee), OT Daniel Loper (back) and WR Derrick Williams (hip) were limited in practice Monday, Nov. 23.

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Lions | Week 11 Inactives

Sun, 22 Nov 2009 09:01:47 -0800

The Detroit Lions have declared WR Derrick Williams, DL Dewayne White, QB Drew Stanton, LB Ernie Sims, OT Jon Jansen, SS Kalvin Pearson, C Melvin Fowler, FB Terrelle Smith inactive for Week 11.

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Lions | Williams questionable for Week 11

Fri, 20 Nov 2009 14:35:08 -0800

Nicholas J. Cotsonika, of the Detroit Free Press, reports Detroit Lions WR Derrick Williams (hip) was limited during practice Friday, Nov. 20. He is listed as questionable for Week 11.

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Lions | D. Williams practices Thursday

Thu, 19 Nov 2009 18:55:10 -0800

Nicholas J. Cotsonika, of the Detroit Free Press, reports Detroit Lions WR Derrick Williams (hip) returned for the team's practice Thursday, Nov. 19, but he is questionable for Week 11. Williams said he was going to test the hip.

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Lions | Williams practicing Thursday

Thu, 19 Nov 2009 14:36:50 -0800

Nicholas J. Cotsonika, of the Detroit Free Press, reports Detroit Lions WR Derrick Williams (hip) was practicing during the media-access portion of practice Thursday, Nov. 19.

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Lions | Five players miss practice Wednesday

Wed, 18 Nov 2009 14:15:58 -0800

Detroit Lions FS Kalvin Pearson (hamstring), OG Stephen Peterman (ankle), LB Ernie Sims (hamstring), DE Dewayne White (toe) and WR Derrick Williams (hip) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Nov. 18.

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Lions | D. Williams dealing with hip injury

Mon, 16 Nov 2009 23:03:18 -0800

John Niyo, of The Detroit News, reports Detroit Lions WR Derrick Williams (hip) is dealing with a hip injury.

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Lions | D. Williams, FitzSimmons used in slot

Mon, 09 Nov 2009 11:41:45 -0800

John Niyo, of The Detroit News, reports Detroit Lions WR Derrick Williams and TE Casey FitzSimmons were used for slot-receiving duties in Week 9 after the team benched WR Dennis Northcutt. Williams had no catches and FitzSimmons had six for 42 yards.

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Lions | Schwartz liked what he saw from Williams

Tue, 13 Oct 2009 15:05:13 -0700

Tim Twentyman, of The Detroit News, reports Detroit Lions head coach Jim Schwartz said he liked how WR Derrick Williams performed in the offense and on special teams in Week 5.

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Lions | D. Williams to return kickoffs

Mon, 05 Oct 2009 14:09:06 -0700

Nicholas J. Cotsonika, of the Detroit Free Press, Detroit Lions head coach Jim Schwartz said WR Derrick Williams will take over the team's kickoff return duties.

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Lions | Week 4 Inactives

Sun, 04 Oct 2009 09:00:22 -0700

The Detroit Lions have declared OG Daniel Loper, WR Derrick Williams, DL Dewayne White, QB Drew Stanton, OT Jon Jansen, SS Kalvin Pearson, DL Sammie Hill, LB Turk McBride inactive for Week 4.

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Lions | Week 2 Inactives

Sun, 20 Sep 2009 09:05:11 -0700

The Detroit Lions have declared DL Cliff Avril, OG Daniel Loper, WR Derrick Williams, QB Drew Stanton, OT Ephraim Salaam, CB Marcus McCauley, OG Stephen Peterman, FB Terrelle Smith inactive for Week 2.

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Lions | Week 1 Inactives

Sun, 13 Sep 2009 09:17:45 -0700

The Detroit Lions have declared WR Derrick Williams, QB Drew Stanton, OT Jon Jansen, CB Kevin Hobbs, OG Manuel Ramirez, DL Orien Harris, CB Phillip Buchanon inactive for Week 1.

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Lions | D. Williams likely won't play much Week 1

Fri, 11 Sep 2009 17:38:43 -0700

Tom Kowalski, of Mlive.com, reports Detroit Lions WR Derrick Williams likely won't see much action during the team's Week 1 game. Williams has not nailed down either the punt or kickoff return jobs, and he is listed as the No. 4 wide receiver on the depth chart.

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Lions | Williams may not be active Week 1

Thu, 10 Sep 2009 16:56:32 -0700

Nicholas J. Cotsonika, of the Detroit Free Press, reports Detroit Lions WR Derrick Williams may not be active for the team's Week 1 game because he struggled as a returner during the preseason.

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Lions | Williams expected to take pressure off Calvin Johnson

Mon, 07 Sep 2009 18:00:10 -0700

John Niyo, of The Detroit News, reports Detroit Lions WR Derrick Williams is being counted on to add another vertical threat to their offense. He flopped as a potential special teams return man during the preseason, but he was able to make plays at the receiver position.

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Lions | Harris, D. Williams could be used at QB in emergency Thursday

Tue, 01 Sep 2009 15:51:12 -0700

Nicholas J. Cotsonika, of the Detroit Free Press, reports Detroit Lions head coach Jim Schwartz said P Nick Harris and WR Derrick Williams could be used at quarterback in an emergency during the team's final preseason game Thursday, Sept. 3.

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Lions | Two rookies step up in first preseason game

Sat, 15 Aug 2009 22:51:33 -0700

Detroit Lions rookie WR Derrick Williams caught two passes for 35 yards and a touchdown during the team's preseason game Saturday, Aug. 15, against the Atlanta Falcons. Rookie RB Aaron Brown also stood out, rushing six times for 47 yards and a touchdown, while chipping in two receptions for 51 yards and another score.

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Lions | A. Brown works out returns

Sun, 02 Aug 2009 11:21:35 -0700

Nicholas J. Cotsonika, of the Detroit Free Press, reports Detroit Lions RB Aaron Brown worked on returning kicks with RB Aveion Cason and WR Derrick D. Williams during practice Sunday, Aug. 2.

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Lions | Williams signed

Fri, 31 Jul 2009 09:22:38 -0700

The Detroit Lions have announced they have signed third-round draft choice WR Derrick D. Williams to a three-year deal. Financial terms were not disclosed.

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Lions | Worried Williams will be behind at camp

Tue, 07 Jul 2009 13:27:18 -0700

Tom Kowalski, of MLive.com, reports the Detroit Lions coaches are worried WR Derrick D. Williams (hamstring) will be behind at the start of training camp because he missed the team's final minicamp.

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Lions | D. Williams to serve as return specialist

Tue, 07 Jul 2009 06:32:26 -0700

Tom Kowalski, of Mlive.com, reports the Detroit Lions envision WR Derrick D. Williams (hamstring) as strictly a return specialist this season. However, the team is hoping that eventually they can move Williams around the field, from receiver to the slot and also coming out of the backfield. Williams could also play in some Wildcat formations because he has some quarterback in his background.

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Lions | Johnson, Williams miss practice Thursday

Thu, 25 Jun 2009 13:10:56 -0700

Tom Kowalski, of MLive.com, reports Detroit Lions WR Bryant Johnson (ankle) and WR Derrick D. Williams (hamstring) did not participate in practice Thursday, June 25.

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Lions | Williams misses morning practice Wednesday

Wed, 24 Jun 2009 11:28:16 -0700

Tom Kowalski, of MLive.com, reports Detroit Lions WR Derrick D. Williams (hamstring) did not participate in morning practice Wednesday, June 24, and may miss the remainder of the team's minicamp, according to head coach Jim Schwartz.

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Lions | D. Williams misses practice Tuesday

Tue, 23 Jun 2009 12:42:02 -0700

Nicholas J. Cotsonika, of the Detroit Free Press, reports Detroit Lions WR Derrick D. Williams (hamstring) did not participate in practice Tuesday, June 23, because of a hamstring injury.

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Lions | D. Williams may fit into slot

Sat, 02 May 2009 16:39:10 -0700

Detroit Lions head coach Jim Schwartz said rookie WR Derrick D. Williams could be used as a slot receiver. He feels Williams' skill set is best used in the slot.

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Lions | D. Williams selected in third round

Sun, 26 Apr 2009 08:15:17 -0700

The Detroit Lions continued to add fire-power to their offense, selecting Penn State WR Derrick D. Williams at No. 82 overall.

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