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Williams Comments on Injury
Sunday, Jan. 22
Williams tweeted after the loss: "I gave everything I had. I'm not happy with the outcome but I def can look myself in the mirror and know I gave my all." He added: "And was smacking fools with one shoulder. Bout to be in a sling for 10 weeks. Y'all can't tell me I don't go hard."
In 16 games (in which he's only started four), the 27-year-old recorded 47 combined tackles along with two sacks. As a depth option behind Lawrence Timmons, Williams provided solid secondary contributions for the linebacking corps.
Unfortunately for him, he performed within a shaky Steelers defense that allowed 36 points in the loss to New England.
If there is a silver lining with the setback, it's the timing. Williams will have an entire offseason to get healthy before he is expected to be a major contributor in the Steelers' defensive rotation in 2017 as he enters his prime.
Stats courtesy of Pro-Football-Reference.com.