Ready for lead role
Williams is set to led the Detroit backfield this weekend with D'Andre Swift (shoulder) ruled out for Sunday's game against the Vikings, Benjamin Raven of MLive.com reports.
Williams could be tasked with a heavy workload after finishing with 15 carries and five targets last week, when Swift departed with a shoulder sprain in the second quarter of an eventual 16-14 loss to the Bears. Depth backs Jermar Jefferson and Godwin Igwebuike both picked up a few snaps, but they combined for just two touches (both to Igwebuike), while Williams piled up 20.
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Kennedy racked up 104 yards on eight receptions during Friday's preseason game against Atlanta.
Boyle completed nine of 16 passes for 111 yards with one touchdown and one interception during Friday's preseason game against Atlanta.
Funchess caught four of four targets for 19 yards and one touchdown during Friday's preseason opener against Atlanta.
St. Brown caught both his targets for 29 yards in Friday's 27-23 preseason loss to the Falcons.
Swift rushed four times for 20 yards and a touchdown in Friday's 27-23 preseason loss to the Falcons.
Goff completed three of four passes for 47 yards during Friday's preseason game against Atlanta.
Goff will play in Friday's preseason game versus the Falcons, Bridget Condon of NFL Network reports.
Williams (knee) won't be ready for Week 1, though the Lions are pleased with his rehab progress, Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com reports.
Funchess is competing for a back-end roster spot, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.
Lions coach Dan Campbell suggested Goff and other starters will play about one quarter in Friday's preseason game against Atlanta, Tim Twentyman of the team's official site reports.