Getting some first-team work
Williams has been getting some of the first-team reps in training camp, but he could face more competition for playing time following Detroit's recent signing of Justin Jackson, MLive.com's Kyle Meinke reports.
Jackson is an experienced but oft-injured backup, while Williams is the former but not the latter, having played 73 of a possible 81 games through five pro seasons. Williams did miss four games last year, accounting for half his career total, though two of the absences were caused by COVID-19. He's still a solid favorite to enter Week 1 as the Lions' No. 2 back behind D'Andre Swift, whose workload is being managed throughout training camp to keep him ready for the regular season. It remains to be seen how much of the workload Swift cedes to the other backs, including Williams, come September, October and beyond.
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Lions coach Dan Campbell suggested Goff and other key players won't play in Saturday's preseason game against Indianapolis, SI.com's Christian Booher reports.
Wright appears to have secured a roster spot, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.
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.