Won't return until after bye
Williams (knee) is making progress in his recovery from a torn ACL, but head coach Dan Campbell said Wednesday that the Lions won't designate the rookie to return from the reserve/NFI list until after their Week 6 bye, Jeff Risdon of USA Today reports.
While Williams technically could come off the NFI list and play as soon as Week 5, the Lions never had much expectation for the first-round pick to contribute before the bye. Early feedback from the returns of Chris Godwin and Michael Gallup provides hope Williams can earn a role by midseason, as the two veteran wideouts -- both of whom played Week 4 -- suffered ACL tears not long before Williams fell to the same injury in the College Football Playoff National Championship Game in January. Once he's ready, Williams will challenge for the perimeter snaps that have mostly gone to DJ Chark and Josh Reynolds so far.
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Coach Dan Campbell suggested Monday that it "would be a tall order" for Williams (knee) to play Sunday against the Jaguars, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.
Wright caught two of three targets for six yards during Thursday's 28-25 loss to the Bills.
Jackson rushed four times for four yards while catching one of two targets for 15 yards during Thursday's loss to the Bills.
Raymond caught four of six targets for 35 yards during Thursday's 28-25 loss to Buffalo.
Reynolds wasn't targeted during his time on the field in Thursday's 28-25 loss to the Bills.
Chark caught two of five targets for 16 yards with one touchdown during Thursday's 28-25 loss to the Bills.
Swift rushed five times for 19 yards with a two-point conversion while catching four of eight targets for 24 yards during Thursday's 28-25 loss to the Bills.
St. Brown caught nine of 10 targets for 122 yards with one touchdown while rushing once for seven yards during Thursday's 28-25 loss to Buffalo.
Williams rushed 18 times for 66 yards with one touchdown and one lost fumble during Thursday's 28-25 loss to the Bills.
Goff completed 22 of 37 pass attempts for 240 yards with two touchdowns in Thursday's 28-25 loss to Buffalo.