Steelers DE Nick Williams Doesn’t Appear To Be Close To Practicing Fully

Pittsburgh Steelers second-year defensive end Nick Williams is still unable to practice and by the sound of things, he’s not going to be able to fully practice until the start of training camp at the earliest.

According to Jim Wexell of Steel City Insider, Williams, the Steelers seventh-round draft pick in 2013 out of Samford, is still recovering from the “extensive” surgery that he had back in October to repair the kneecap subluxation that he sustained last year in training camp.

While Wexell reports that Williams said he’s getting better, it appears as though he will continue to be sidelined through the remainder of the OTA practices. Whether or not he’ll be able to do drills during the mandatory minicamp remains to be seen.

Last year during the preseason, Williams played a total of 22 snaps in the third game against the Washington Redskins and that was it before he suffered his knee injury. If he’s not ready to practice fully by the start of training camp, he really will have an even tougher time making the final 53 man roster this season.

  • Matt Manzo

    I bet Mauro or Arnfelt cause us to release him. I even think Hemer could too.

  • gene mann

    I am sorry think will be seeing adding #99 soon as the guys on the roster have proven nothing

  • Superdriller316

    Williams wasn’t a lock to make the 53 anyway. A year on PS will do him some good. You can never have enough good players on the DL.

  • steeltown

    I think N.Williams has tons of upside, if he ultimately doesn’t make the 53man roster, I hope he’s signed to the PS

  • Matt Manzo

    I believe in his upside, I just think this injury is gonna derail his chances.

  • 2443scott

    must be another one those year long ham string problems i thought with woodley gone that was over