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Sun, 31 Aug 2003 20:17:20 -0700
The Detroit Lions have announced the team has placed LB Brian Williams on the injured reserved list.
Fri, 29 Aug 2003 13:50:12 -0700
Updating a previous report, the Sporting News reports Detroit Lions LB Brian Williams (shoulder) has a dislocated left shoulder. There is no estimation as to how long he will out.
Thu, 28 Aug 2003 18:30:05 -0700
DetroitLions.com reports Detroit Lions LB Brian Williams (shoulder) was taken to the locker room during the second quarter of the team's game Thursday, Aug. 28. He suffered an injury to his left shoulder.
Fri, 15 Aug 2003 08:16:49 -0700
Updating previous reports, James Royer, of DetroitLions.com, reports Detroit Lions LB Brian Williams (knee) will likely be held out of Saturday's, Aug. 16, preseason game to rest his knee.
Thu, 07 Aug 2003 08:19:22 -0700
Updating previous reports, Mlive.com, reports Detroit Lions LB Brian Williams (knee) is expected to be activated from the physically unable to perform list soon.
Tue, 05 Aug 2003 03:23:36 -0700
Curt Sylvester, of the Detroit Free Press, reports Detroit Lions LB Brian Williams (knee) remains on the team's PUP list.
Thu, 24 Jul 2003 21:41:16 -0700
Detroit Lions LB Brian Williams (leg) was placed on the team's physically-unable-to-perform list, according to DetroitLions.com. Being placed on the Active/PUP means he is ineligible to practice but can be activated anytime prior to August 31.
Fri, 14 Mar 2003 19:24:14 -0800
DetroitLions.com reports the Detroit Lions have agreed to terms with unrestricted free agent LB Brian Williams (Lions) on a one-year deal. Financial terms were not disclosed. He spent most of last season on injured reserve with the Lions after suffering a broken bone in his leg.
Sat, 19 Oct 2002 16:03:01 -0700
Associated Press reports Detroit Lions LB Brian Williams was placed on injured reserve, bringing an end to his season.
Sun, 13 Oct 2002 09:18:22 -0700
The Detroit Lions have announced WR Eddie Drummond, RB Richard Huntley, S Brian Walker, TE Matt Murphy, DE Antwan Lake and LB Brian Williams as inactive for week 5. Ty Detmer will be the team's No. 3 QB.
Sat, 28 Sep 2002 00:27:50 -0700
mlive.com reports the Detroit Lions will likely audition several free agent linebackers next week. They need to fill a spot that for LB Brian Williams. As noted earlier, he is probably headed to IR.
Sat, 28 Sep 2002 00:24:42 -0700
Tom Kowalski reports for mlive.com the Detroit Lions are likely to place LB Brian Williams (broken leg) on IR, ending his 2002 season.
Tue, 24 Sep 2002 13:40:56 -0700
Updating previous reports, the Detroit Free Press reports Detroit Lions LB Brian Williams (leg) suffered a broken leg over the weekend and is probably done for the year.
Tue, 24 Sep 2002 13:14:17 -0700
Mlive.com reports Detroit Lions LB Clint Kriewaldt will replace LB Brian Williams (foot) in the starting lineup.
Sun, 22 Sep 2002 19:52:08 -0700
Associated Press reports Detroit Lions LB Brian Williams (ankle) suffered an injured right ankle on Sunday. The team fears it could be broken.
Fri, 30 Aug 2002 21:37:22 -0700
The Ap reports Detroit Lions starting LB Clint Kriewaldt (foot) is expected to miss 2-4 weeks of action. LB Brian Williams will replace Kriewaldt.
Wed, 28 Aug 2002 08:17:04 -0700
The Free Press reports, barring a last minute setback like last week, Detroit Lions LB Brian Williams (knee) should be able to play in this week's pre-season game.
Sun, 25 Aug 2002 09:55:36 -0700
The Detroit News reports Detroit Lions LB Brian Williams (knee) was expected to return to action Saturday, but he had swelling in his knee and could not play. Coach Marty Mornhinweg hopes Williams can play against Buffalo on Thursday night.
Mon, 12 Aug 2002 15:23:07 -0700
DetroitLions.com reports the Detroit Lions have activated LB Brian Williams (knee) off the PUP list.
Mon, 05 Aug 2002 13:28:02 -0700
DetroitLions.com reports of the six Detroit Lions players currently on the physically unable to perform list, LB Brian Williams (knee) could be the first to return. "All of the guys on PUP are anywhere from one-to-four weeks away," said head coach Marty Mornhinweg. "Brian Williams is in the one-to-two week category."
Thu, 25 Jul 2002 17:54:10 -0700
DetroitLions.com reports, as expected, the Detroit Lions have placed LB Brian Williams (knee) on the PUP list.
Tue, 23 Jul 2002 18:03:08 -0700
DetroitLions.com reports Detroit Lions LB Brian Williams (knee) may be placed on the physically unable to perform list when he joins the team on Friday.
Thu, 18 Jul 2002 13:37:10 -0700
DetroitLions.com reports Detroit Lions LB Brian Williams (knee) could immediately compete for the starting strongside linebacker position if he's healthy during training camp.
Mon, 17 Jun 2002 20:53:04 -0700
Detroit Lions.com reports the team has upgraded their speed at linebacker this season. Chris Claiborne and Barrett Green are slated to start at middle and weakside linebacker, respectively. Both were starters last season, but Claiborne is entering his first full season as the middle linebacker and Green his first training camp as a starter. "Moving Chris inside fits him to his best position," defensive coordinator Kurt Schottenheimer said. Brian Williams, Jeff Gooch and Clint Kriewaldt are among a group expected to compete for the other starting linebacker job.
Mon, 03 Jun 2002 18:49:40 -0700
Updating earlier stories, John Clayton reports for ESPN the Detroit Lions officially re-signed LB Brian Williams to a one-year, $650,000 contract. He'll count $450,000 against the team's 2002 salary cap.
Thu, 30 May 2002 17:53:05 -0700
The Oakland Press reports the Detroit Lions have agreed to terms with LB Brian Williams.
Fri, 26 Apr 2002 10:46:17 -0700
Mlive.com reports the Detroit Lions are in negotiations with free agent LB Brian Williams, who signed with the team last year after injury problems took out starters at linebacker for them.
Tue, 01 Jan 2002 11:24:39 -0800
Tom Kowalski reports for mlive.com many of the free agents that are on the Detroit Lions roster may see action Sunday due to the team's injury situation. If RB James Stewart (ankle) can't play, RB Aveion Cason, who was signed in late November, is expected to get a lot of looks. With rookie QB Mike McMahon (foot) expected to sit again, QB Ty Detmer will get the call with Scott Dreisbach as the No. 2 QB. The injury situation at WR may force the team to sign WR Latef Grim from the practice squad although coach Marty Mornhinweg said he does not anticipate doing so. S Marty Carter may start this week with Lamar Campbell (thigh) doubtful. Also LB Brian Williams will see extensive action with Barrett Green (back) most likely OUT again.
Sat, 08 Dec 2001 07:32:58 -0800
USA Today reports the Detroit Lions have claimed LB Brian Williams off of waivers from the Saints.
Tue, 04 Dec 2001 18:42:30 -0800
John Clayton reports for ESPN the New Orleans Saints signed LB Roger Knight off their practice squad to the regular roster today. He was reportedly being pursued by four teams. The team released LB Brian Williams to create a roster spot. TE Johnny Mitchell, released in training camp, worked out for the team today.
Sun, 04 Nov 2001 17:22:26 -0800
The New Orleans Saints have declared QB Jake Delhomme, LB Brian Williams, OT William Roaf, T Mitch White, TE Cam Cleeland, WR Onome Ojo, WR Wane McGarity and DE Willie Whitehead inactive for tonight's game.
Sun, 28 Oct 2001 22:17:22 -0800
The Advocate reports in addition to the previously reported OT William Roaf (knee) the New Orleans Saints declared WR/KR Michael Lewis, LB Brian Williams, WR Onome Ojo, FB Moran Norris, DT Kenny Smith and OT Mitch White inactive for today's game. QB Jake Delhomme was the emergency quarterback.
Mon, 22 Oct 2001 22:23:12 -0700
The Advocate reports New Orleans Saints LBs Charlie Clemons (quad) and Brian Williams (hamstring) are day-to-day. The rest of the team's injured players — TE Cam Cleeland (knee), C Jerry Fontenot (neck stinger), WR Robert Wilson (neck), and DB Richard Newsome — should be OK.
Wed, 17 Oct 2001 22:26:37 -0700
The Advocate reports New Orleans Saints DE Joe Johnson (triceps) and G Wally Williams (hamstring) are listed as doubtful for Sunday's game, while FS Jay Bellamy (elbow) is probable. Backup LB Brian Williams (hamstring) is OUT. Everyone practiced in some way Wednesday except Wally and Brian Williams.
Thu, 27 Sep 2001 22:57:05 -0700
The Sun Herald reports New Orleans Saints TE Cam Cleeland, who hurt his hamstring during Wednesday afternoon's practice, was back at practice on Thursday. Cleeland had his left thigh wrapped but appeared to take all his practice repetitions. He is listed as questionable, but based on Thursday's practice he looks ready to go. Backup LB Brian Williams (hamstring) was upgraded from questionable to probable on Thursday. Backup MLB DeShone Myles (knee) is out.
Tue, 25 Sep 2001 07:27:37 -0700
The Sun Herald reports the New Orleans Saints returned to practice yesterday after their BYE week and only one player missed due to injury. Reserve MLB DeShone Myles is coming off minor surgery on his left knee. He said he hoped to be ready for Sunday's game but when coach Jim Haslett was asked about it, he said simply, "No." WR/PR/KR Michael Lewis practiced full speed. Reserve OLB Brian Williams said his hamstring is ready to go now, too. One "new" player was at practice as TE Cam Cleeland showed up sporting a new hair color, bleached blonde, almost platinum.
Fri, 21 Sep 2001 09:21:11 -0700
The Times Picayune reports New Orleans Saints WR/PR Michael Lewis (ankle) returned to practice on Thursday. Lewis said the ankle felt fine and that he had no problems running or cutting. LB Brian Williams (hamstring) sat out the workout, but he is expected to return to practice Monday. LB DeShone Myles (knee surgery) and TE Cam Cleeland also sat out practice. Cleeland didn't practice this week as a precaution as he continues to round into form following his recovery from a ruptured Achilles' tendon in 2000.
Mon, 10 Sep 2001 08:08:06 -0700
The Times Picayune reports the New Orleans Saints suffered the following injuries during yesterday's game: DT Joe Johnson (neck strain), LB Darrin Smith (sprained right foot), DT La'Roi Glover (heat cramps, needed IV), LB Brian Williams (hamstring) and WR/KR Michael Lewis (left ankle).
Sat, 08 Sep 2001 05:52:46 -0700
The Times Picayune reports New Orleans Saints LB Brian Williams was back at practice Friday after missing Wednesday and Thursday with a strained Achilles' tendon. He is listed as probable for Sunday and he said Friday he will play. MLB DeShone Myles did not return to practice and he is doubtful for Sunday. He rode a stationary bike during practice. Myles has a left knee injury.
Thu, 06 Sep 2001 23:07:44 -0700
The Advocate reports the only two New Orleans Saints to miss practice on Thursday were backup strongside LB Brian Williams and backup MLB DeShone Myles. Williams is nursing a strained Achilles' tendon and Myles has a knee injury. Myles was downgraded from probable to doubtful for Sunday's game. G Wally Williams (neck) remains probable. Coach Jim Haslett said the results of an MRI showed no major problems for Williams.
Fri, 24 Aug 2001 06:45:10 -0700
The Times Picayune reports four New Orleans Saints players returned to practice on Thursday. DB Steve Israel, who missed almost all of camp with a pulled quadriceps, participated in full-team workouts. LB Brian Williams, who has been bothered by a jammed toe, returned to practice again on Thursday after missing Wednesday. Rookie OT Mitch White, whose left foot had been placed in a boot, returned, as did TE Boo Williams, who had injured a shoulder. DE Willie Whitehead (calf) was held out of practice.
Wed, 15 Aug 2001 06:25:53 -0700
The Times Picayune reports New Orleans Saints LB Brian Williams (turf toe) and DE Willie Whitehead (calf) worked out at practice for the first time in more than a week. Saints Coach Jim Haslett said both players should play against Dallas on Saturday. LB DeShone Myles missed practice on Tuesday. Myles has soreness and swelling in his left knee and is being held out of workouts as a precaution, but he is expected to play this weekend.
Mon, 13 Aug 2001 23:03:55 -0700
The Advocate reports the following New Orleans Saints missed Monday's practice due to injuries: WR Joe Horn (bruised ribs), CB Kevin Mathis (knee), CB Steve Israel (quadriceps), TE Cam Cleeland (calf), WR Albert Connell (hamstring), TE Dave Stachelski (concussion), RB Chad Morton (hip contusion), LB Brian Williams (turf toe), G Tutan Reyes (turf toe), DR Willie Whitehead (calf), G Albert Traylor (groin) and G Blaine Saipaia (knee). CB Michael Hawthorne, filling in for Mathis as a starter, left practice just before it ended with an injury to his right hand or fingers. There was no report on the severity of the injury.
Fri, 10 Aug 2001 12:23:03 -0700
Ricky Zeller reports for NewOrleansSaints.com the following players will not make the trip to San Antonio to play against the Vikings Saturday night: CB Steve Israel, CB Kevin Mathis, LB Brian Williams, DT Albert Traylor, OL Tutan Reyes, TE Johnny Mitchell, WR Albert Connell, TE Cam Cleeland and DE Willie Whitehead.
Mon, 06 Aug 2001 22:47:30 -0700
The Advocate reports New Orleans Saints DE Joe Johnson (sprained ankle), CB Kevin Mathis (knee), LB Brian Williams (toe), TE Johnny Mitchell (hamstring), LB Keith Mitchell (sore hamstring), and CB Steve Israel (quadriceps) sat out both practices on Monday.
Sat, 04 Aug 2001 22:17:49 -0700
The Advocate reports the following New Orleans Saints players sat out Saturday's scrimmage: DE Joe Johnson (ankle), WR Albert Connell (hamstring), CB Kevin Mathis (knee), TE Johnny Mitchell (hamstring), LB Brian Williams (turf toe), CB Steve Israel (quadriceps), DE Willie Whitehead (calf) and DE Bobby Setzer (neck spasms).
Thu, 26 Jul 2001 17:39:01 -0700
NewOrleansSaints.com reports the the New Orleans Saints have agreed to terms of a contract with free agent LB Brian Williams (Packers). Williams is expected to make a strong push for a Saints starting spot in training camp. Brian is a legitimate starting linebacker in this league," said GM Randy Mueller.
Fri, 06 Jul 2001 14:36:08 -0700
Jeff Duncan, of the Times Picayune, reports for the Sporting News that LB Deshone Myles appears to have emerged as the favorite linebacker for the New Orleans Saints to sign. The Saints, as reported, have been looking at LBs Brian Williams, Lonnie Marts, Mark Maddux and Dante Jones. Myles suffered a pair of knee injuries the last few years.
Sun, 17 Jun 2001 11:05:00 -0700
Jeff Duncan reports for the Times Picayune that the New Orleans Saints were about $30,000 under the salary cap at the end of the week, making it difficult for them to make any major moves in the free agent market down the road. Head coach Jim Haslett said the team would still like to add a linebacker and maybe a kicker. Dante Jones, Mark Maddox, Deshone Myles and James Logan appear to be the top candidates at linebacker right now. Veteran LBs Brian Williams and Bryan Cox have also been considered, but they may not make good special teams players, which is something the team is keeping in mind.
Mon, 05 Mar 2001 01:26:52 -0800
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports agent Joel Corry indicated there was interest from around the league for his client, former Packers LB Brian Williams. He added Williams would probably make some visits this week. Although no teams were specifically mentioned, one potential stop could be Seattle where the Seahawks are in need of linebackers and Williams already knows coach Mike Holmgren very well.