Ryan Williams to practice on Thursday


Finally, we have a sliver of seemingly good news on the health front for Cardinals running back Ryan Williams.

Coach Bruce Arians said that Williams, who’s missed almost all of training camp and the first two preseason games with a knee issue, will take part in practice on Thursday, according to Darren Urban of AzCardinals.com.

Also, Arians indicated that Williams could have a chance to play in Saturday’s game vs. San Diego, according to Kent Somers of the Arizona Republic.

Simply being able to practice is a small step in the process for Williams, but it’s a positive step nonetheless, considering his lost summer to date. The more the 2011 second-round pick can show Arians and the coaching staff before the club has to pare its roster, the better.

5 responses to “Ryan Williams to practice on Thursday

  1. If he was any good, the Steelers would have drafted him. The 2.8 YPC speaks for itself.

  2. Steeler fans must fortify themselves with the past because the future is very troubling and looks like they will seriously compete for a high first round draft pick next year.

    That said, news that Ryan Williams is ready to practice should be taken with a table-load of salt since this is the kid during his rookie training camp declared that he would come in and re-write the Cards and NFL rushing records and establish himself as one of the all time greats. Now, that could still come to being, but now that he has declared himself ready to practice and play in a game, I suspect we see the beginning of his trip to the PUP list and, if the Cards do not end up placing him on the IR list for the season, an injury settlement is not out of the question. I guess it all comes down to whether Keim wants to take credit for drafting Williams or if Keim is ready to cut this link to the old failed regime of Rod Graves and Whisenhunt.

  3. If he can get and stay healthy, he can be a serious player. That’s a pretty big if, but he is crazy talented.

  4. Williams was soft in college, and he has been nothing but soft in the NFL. Showed zero vision last year when given ample opportunity to seize the starting RB role in Arizona, and constantly plays in fear o injuring himself again after his knee injury 2 years ago. Cards should have sent him packing after last season.

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