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Titans WR Damian Williams stepped up in place of an injured WR Kenny Britt last season.  The USC product finished his 2nd NFL season with a 45/592/5 slash.  But with Britt expected back in time for Week 1 -- and 1st-round rookie Kendall Wright added to the mix -- Williams' opportunties figure to plummet in 2012.  Britt will rejoin Nate Washington in the starting lineup, while Wright is expected to win the #3 WR job.  Without another injury in front of him on the depth chart, Williams' role will be minimal.  He won't see anywhere close to the 94 targets he finished with last year.  Williams can be ignored in redraft leagues.

2 years ago

Titans WR Damian Williams (concussion) is not listed on the team's injury report this week. He'll continue serving as Tennessee's #2 WR and gets a plus matchup against the Colts this Sunday.

Titans HC Mike Munchak believes that WR Damian Williams will be available for this Sunday's game against the Colts.  Williams' head slammed against the field on a diving attempt this past weekend, and it looked like he might have suffered a concussion.  But if he did, it sounds like he already passed his baseline tests.

The Titans held WR Damian Williams out for the 2nd half of Sunday's loss after he "got the wind knocked out of him" and developed a headache. That according to Jim Wyatt of The Tennessean. Williams spent the 1st half catching just 1 of 4 targets for 5 yards and nullifying a long pass to Nate Washington by setting a pick. He seems on track for concussion testing this week. Even if no issue arises there, Williams must prove his fantasy worth before being a real starter candidate.

2 years ago

Titans WR Damian Williams may have suffered a concussion during Sunday's game against the Texans.  His head slammed to the turf on a diving attempt in the 2nd half, and he never returned to the game.  We'll update his status when we learn more.

Titans WR Damian Williams was targeted just 4 times last week -- his first as a starter.  One of those went for a TD, one went for an INT, and the other 2 fell incomplete.  Williams admits that he's still working to develop chemistry with QB Matt Hasselbeck.  “That (miscommunication) just came from me missing a week of practice (with a hamstring injury), and from him being used to throwing to Kenny (Britt),” Williams said. “We just had to get back on that. But I think we’re doing well now. I know what he likes to do now. He knows kind of what I like to do, how I run my routes and what not. So I think we’re pretty close to the same page.”  Williams is worth monitoring as the #2 WR on a surprisingly efficient passing attack, but he's not a fantasy option at this point.

Titans HC Mike Munchak confirmed that WR Damian Williams will replace WR Kenny Britt in the starting lineup.  A 2010 3rd-round pick out of USC, Williams was considered a polished route-runner with reliable hands coming into the league.  He managed just 16 catches for 219 yards in his rookie year, but has now been handed a golden opportunity.  He'll need to fend off WRs Lavelle Hawkins and Donnie Avery for snaps.  Williams is worth monitoring but should only be added in deep leagues.

Former Titans WRs coach Fred Graves believes WR Damian Williams could push for a starting job in 2011.  The USC product managed just 16 catches for 219 yards in his rookie campaign last year.  But Graves says that Williams' stellar football IQ will help him make a big leap forward this coming season.  "He understands pass concepts," Graves said. "He understands defensive coverages, so that all is going to help him, because you'll be able to move him around, put him in different positions."  Nate Washington will enter training camp as Tennessee's #2 WR, but he's better-suited to play the slot.  Williams will definitely give him a run for his money.

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