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RB DeAngelo Williams - Free Agent

5-10, 217Born: 4-25-1983College: MemphisDrafted: Round 1, pick 27

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General News (Tue Jan 31): is unlikely to return to the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2017, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's Ed Bouchette.

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Recent Stats and Projections

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17 vs CLE 56 23 67 1 4 3 27 1 0 21.4
18 vs MIA 5 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.2
20 at NE 0 14 34 1 7 7 51 0 0 14.5

Recent Game Summaries

2016 Week 20 vs NE (14 / 34 / 1 rush, 7 / 7 / 51 / 0 rec)

After LeVeon Bell exited the game late in the first quarter, DeAngelo Williams found himself in the unexpected situation as the workhorse running back. Williams performed admirably finishing 21 touches for 85 yards and 1 touchdown. Early 2nd quarter on 3rd and 1 from the Patriots 5-yard line, Williams ran a handoff up the middle for a 5-yard touchdown run. On the play, Williams cut to the left and fought hard stretching the ball over the plane before being tackled.

2016 Week 18 vs MIA (2 / 2 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

DeAngelo Williams only had 2 carries which were both late in the game.

2016 Week 17 vs CLE (23 / 67 / 1 rush, 4 / 3 / 27 / 1 rec)

With LeVeon Bell resting, DeAngelo Williams was the bell cow for the Steelers offense with 94 total yards and 2 touchdowns. Late 2nd quarter, Williams caught a screen pass and ran for a 11-yard touchdown. On the play, Williams caught the ball at the line of scrimmage before breaking a tackle. He then sprinted toward the end zone and extended the ball while breaking another tackle. Early 3rd quarter, Williams caught another screen pass and ran for a 17-yard gain. Late 3rd quarter, Williams ran a sweep off the right tackle for a 12-yard gain. Williams followed that up on the next play with a 10-yard run cutting to the right sideline. Williams finished off the drive with a 1-yard touchdown run. On the play, Williams ran up the middle and fell forward into the end zone after meeting resistance.

2016 Week 6 vs MIA (3 / 10 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

DeAngelo Williams was once again used primarily as a backup to LeVeon Bell.

2016 Week 5 vs NYJ (1 / 0 / 0 rush, 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

DeAngelo has been a forgotten man since LeVeon Bell returned from his suspension. Williams had 1 rush in the game.

2016 Week 4 vs KC (4 / 7 / 1 rush, 1 / 1 / 2 / 0 rec)

The Steelers started the game with Williams lined up in the backfield while Le'Veon Bell was split out wide. But, Williams only received 2 carries during the first half for minimal yardage. Mid 4th quarter, Williams entered the game after Bell was tackled after a 44-yard gain. Williams ran untouched off the left tackle for an easy 2-yard touchdown run.

2016 Week 3 vs PHI (8 / 21 / 0 rush, 7 / 4 / 23 / 0 rec)

DeAngelo Williams only had 12 touches as the Steelers fell behind early and Williams was an afterthought. Early in the game, Williams has little room to run as the Eagles smothered the Steelers rushing game. Late 3rd quarter, Williams caught a screen pass for a 10-yard reception.

2016 Week 2 vs CIN (32 / 94 / 0 rush, 5 / 4 / 38 / 1 rec)

DeAngelo Williams was the focal point of the Steelers offense with 36 touches. Williams patiently followed his blockers to grind out hard-fought yards on the majority of his touches. On the first play from scrimmage, Williams took a draw for an 8-yard gain. Mid 1st quarter, Williams ran a sweep to the right sideline for an 11-yard gain. Early 3rd quarter, Williams took a draw and run up the middle through a seam in the defense for an 8-yard gain. Early 4th quarter, Williams caught a short pass, juked the defender, and ran down the right sideline for a 20-yard gain. Later in the drive on 3rd and goal, Williams ran an out-route and was left uncovered for an easy 5-yard touchdown reception.

2016 Week 1 vs WAS (26 / 143 / 2 rush, 9 / 6 / 28 / 0 rec)

DeAngelo Williams patiently followed his blockers and fought hard for additional yardage on the majority of his touches. Late 1st quarter on a 2nd and 22, Williams caught a screen pass and followed his blockers for a 14 yard gain. A couple of plays later, Williams ran a cutback exploding through the hole for a 8 yard gain. Mid 2nd quarter, Williams ran a draw and followed his blockers for a strong 8 yard gain. A couple of plays later, Williams ran a quick slant for a 4 yard reception. Williams started the second half running off tackle for a 7 yard gain. A couple of plays later, Williams cutback and exploded off the left side for a 17 yard gain. Mid 3rd quarter, Williams caught a screen pass for a 7 yard gain. Williams was effective moving the chains and grinding the clock during the second half. Early 4th quarter, Williams ran a draw and cutback to the left sideline for a 8 yard gain. A couple of plays later, Williams ran up the middle for a 8 yard gain. A few plays later, Williams ran a draw off the left tackle for a 15 yard touchdown run. On the play, Williams weaved through 2 tackles at the line of scrimmage and bounced to the left sideline for the touchdown. Late 4th quarter, Williams ran off the left tackle for a 12 yard gain. A couple of plays later, Williams ran a counter and to the left sideline for his second touchdown of the game.

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