For a team that may not keep more than three tight ends, Williams is also in a spot where every play is going to count. We didn’t hear much from the tight ends on Thursday but his name seemed to be called only on a negative play.
He had a call for holding that negated a David Johnson five-yard run. It was on a first and 10, so it set the team back to a first and 20.
With tight end Ricky Seals-Jones making noise with his two catches and Caleb Wilson making a nice grab on Thursday night, it could hurt his final evaluation. Charles Clay, who is number one on the depth chart, is still on the PUP list. Williams is currently second on the depth chart ahead of Seals-Jones and Wilson.
Let’s hope the Cardinals find a way to get Williams the ball next Thursday night. It’s hard to get an overall sense of his performance without him getting involved much.