Report: Steelers Rookie DE Nick Williams Unlikely To Play Against Giants
According to Mark Kaboly of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, rookie defensive end Nick Williams is not dressed for the Saturday night preseason opener against the New York Giants.
Just got to Heinz Field and noticed that #Steelers rookie Nik Williams not dressed.
— Mark Kaboly (@MarkKaboly_Trib) August 10, 2013
Williams had a knee problem early in training camp and was sidelined again this past week.
The Steelers seventh-round draft pick is considered a project by defensive line coach John Mitchell and more than likely headed for the practice squad this season.
Williams played defensive tackle in a 4-3 defense at Samford and his conversion to a 3-4 defensive end is expected to take some time.