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Top Maxx Williams News

  • Cardinals' Maxx Williams: Signed to active roster

    The Cardinals signed Williams to their active roster Wednesday.

    Williams has been elevated from the practice squad to the active roster for three straight games with Zach Ertz (knee) sidelined. However, Williams totaled just one reception for seven yards during those contests, as Trey McBride has operated as the top tight end. Williams figures to continue garnering a solid role in Arizona's offense, but barring injuries, he remains irrelevant in fantasy.

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  • Cardinals' Maxx Williams: Bumped up from practice squad

    Williams was elevated from the Cardinals' practice squad ahead of Monday's game with the Patriots, Tyler Drake of ArizonaSports.com reports.

    Williams will suit up Monday after receiving his third consecutive elevation to the active roster. The 28-year-old has seen 29 offensive snaps over his last two appearances while catching his only target for a seven-yard gain. He's likely a very deep tournament play at best in single-game DFS contests for Week 14.

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  • Maxx Williams: Back to practice squad

    Williams reverted to the Cardinals' practice squad Tuesday, per the NFL's official transaction log.

    Williams received the bump up to the active roster with Zach Ertz (knee) out for Monday's loss to the Patriots. Despite seeing 15 offensive snaps, the 28-year-old once again failed to draw a single target or tally any stats. With Ertz out for the remainder of the season, it's likely that Williams finds himself back on Arizona's 53-man roster again. His next opportunity to suit up will now be Sunday in Denver.

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  • Maxx Williams: Back to practice squad

    Williams reverted to the Cardinals' practice squad Monday, per the NFL's official transaction log.

    Williams received the bump up to the active roster with Zach Ertz (knee) out for Sunday's loss to the Chargers. Despite seeing 17 snaps on offense, Williams failed to see a target or tally any stats. With Ertz out for the remainder of the season, there's a good chance Williams finds himself on the active roster again. With the Cardinals headed into a bye week, his next opportunity will be Week 14 against the Patriots.

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  • Cardinals' Maxx Williams: Up from practice squad

    The Cardinals elevated Williams from the practice squad Saturday ahead of Sunday's game against the Chargers, Darren Urban of the team's official site reports.

    For the second week in a row, the Cards will use one of three potential elevations on Williams. On Monday against the 49ers in Mexico City, he ranked second among the team's tight ends in snaps (13) behind Trey McBride (54) and ahead of Stephen Anderson (10), catching his only target for seven yards. Williams likely won't take on much more work Sunday, even with Zach Ertz (knee) out for the season.

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  • Maxx Williams: Sent back to practice squad

    Williams reverted to Arizona's practice squad Tuesday, per the NFL's transaction log.

    With Zach Ertz (knee) out for the season, Williams was elevated from the practice squad prior to the Cardinals' Week 11 loss to San Francisco and logged 13 snaps -- well behind Trey McBride's 54 but ahead of Stephen Anderson's 10. Williams caught his only target for seven yards in the loss and also played nine special-teams snaps. He's a candidate to be elevated again for Week 12 if Arizona opts to carry three tight ends into Sunday's contest against the Chargers.

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  • Cardinals' Maxx Williams: Joining active roster vs. 49ers

    Arizona elevated Williams from its practice squad to the 53-man roster Monday ahead of its game versus San Francisco, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.

    It will be Williams' first game back on the active roster after being sent down to the practice squad ahead of Week 5. He figures to fill a rotational role behind rookie second-rounder Trey McBride on Monday night.

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  • Maxx Williams: Returns on practice squad

    The Cardinals re-signed Williams (knee) to the practice squad Monday.

    Williams will stay in Arizona after being released by the team last Friday, recording zero targets over 53 offensive snaps through the first four weeks of the season. The 28-year-old caught all but one of his 17 targets for 193 yards and a touchdown before suffering a season-ending knee injury in Week 5 last year. Williams will now be available for three game-day activations while on the Cardinals' practice squad.

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  • Maxx Williams: Let loose by Cardinals

    The Cardinals released Williams (knee) on Friday, Darren Urban of the team's official site reports.

    The Cardinals contain a deep tight-end room consisting of Zach Ertz, rookie Trey McBride and Stephen Anderson, so the team decided to part ways with Williams on Friday. The 252-pounder appeared in each of Arizona's first four games, but he failed to record a reception in that stretch. Williams was held out of practice earlier this week due to a knee injury, and he'll look to join another team once he's able to move past the issue.

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  • Cardinals' Maxx Williams: No practice Wednesday

    Williams (knee) didn't practice Wednesday, Tyler Drake of ArizonaSports.com reports.

    After seeing no more than 15 percent of the Cardinals' offensive snaps in each of the first three games of the campaign, Williams jumped all the way up to 30 percent this past Sunday at Carolina. Still, he's in search of his first target since tearing his ACL in Week 5 of last season. Williams' absence Wednesday may be maintenance-related due to the aforementioned injury, but he also seemingly is behind Zach Ertz and 2022 second-round pick Trey McBride after the rookie caught all three targets for 24 yards while playing 42 percent of the snaps on offense Week 4.

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  • Cardinals' Maxx Williams: No targets Sunday

    Williams played 10 of 65 offensive snaps and one more on special teams during Sunday's 44-21 defeat to the Chiefs.

    Making his first appearance since tearing his ACL in Week 5 last season, Williams was unable to make an impact in the box score Sunday. Instead, Zach Ertz was the only Cards tight end looked at by Kyler Murray en route to two catches (on four targets) for 14 yards and one touchdown on 39 snaps on offense. Rookie second-rounder Trey McBride was a healthy scratch Week 1, so Williams' usage could be impacted if the former gets a chance to dress on game days. For the time being, though, the Arizona's TE pecking order is Ertz, Williams and Stephen Anderson (nine offensive snaps, one on special teams Sunday).

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  • Cardinals' Maxx Williams: Avoids injury report

    Williams (knee) wasn't listed on the Cardinals' injury report Wednesday, Josh Weinfuss of ESPN.com reports.

    Williams suffered a season-ending knee injury Oct. 10 of last year and eventually underwent surgery Oct. 24. He was revealed during training camp in late July to have suffered a torn ACL last fall, and while the tight end didn't play in the preseason, head coach Kliff Kingsbury told Weinfuss on Wednesday that Williams will be a "full go" for Sunday's season opener at Chicago. With Zach Ertz still tending to a calf injury, Williams could be a big part of the game plan this weekend -- along with rookie second-rounder Trey McBride -- if the fellow veteran tight end is limited or out.

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  • Cardinals' Maxx Williams: Comes off PUP

    Williams (knee) was activated from the PUP list Thursday morning, Josh Weinfuss of ESPN.com reports.

    Williams suffered an ACL tear Week 5 last year, putting an end to what was almost certainly going to be his best season (he needed just five games to come within 75 yards of his career high). Since then, the Cardinals have traded for Zach Ertz and drafted Trey McBride, likely ending any opportunity for Williams to have fantasy relevance. The 28-year-old will need to earn snaps with his blocking work, in all likelihood.

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  • Cardinals' Maxx Williams: May practice before camp concludes

    Williams (knee) may get back on the field before the end of training camp, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports. "I'd say he's ahead of schedule," coach Kliff Kingsbury said Tuesday regarding Williams' recovery. "Not saying he'll be ready to go or how that looks, but from where it started to where it is now I couldn't be more impressed."

    Williams continues his recovery from the torn ACL that he sustained Week 5 last season. Because he opened camp on the active/PUP list, he has the ability to practice or even play in the preseason. Kingsbury's comments imply that the former is more likely to happen than the latter, but if Williams remains on the PUP list beyond cut-down day on Aug. 30, he'll move to the reserve version of the list and be required to miss at least the first four games of the coming campaign. Once Williams is available to Arizona's offense, he'll have to vie with Zach Ertz and likely rookie second-round pick Trey McBride for reps at tight end.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-4, 252 lbs
Birthplace: Waconia, MN
Age: 29
School: Minnesota
Experience: 9