The Washington Redskins signed free-agent RB Keiland Williams (Lions) Tuesday, Oct. 23, and released RB Ryan Grant in a corresponding move. Grant had only one carry for five yards. Williams could challenge RB Evan Royster as the team's third-down back.
Lions | Keiland Williams released
10.18.2012 10:56:54 AM EST
The Detroit Lions have released RB Keiland Williams.
Lions | Happy with Keiland Williams, Joique Bell
6.30.2012 1:43:45 PM EST
Detroit Lions general manager Martin Mayhew said the team did not sign a veteran running back this offseason because they were happy with how RBs Keiland Williams and Joique Bell performed during offseason workouts. Williams and Bell are expected to compete for the No. 3 running back job during training camp.
Lions | Several RBs competing for roster spot
6.25.2012 6:24:08 PM EST
Detroit Lions RB Joique Bell, Stephfon Green and Keiland Williams and FB James Bryant will compete for the No. 4 running back spot in the roster. WR Stefan Logan could also be a candidate for that spot since the team has several wide receivers that are expected to make the team.
Lions | Running back a need
3.3.2012 1:32:58 AM EST
The Detroit Lions need to address their running back position during the NFL Draft or free-agent market. While RBs Jahvid Best (concussion) and Mikel Leshoure (Achilles') are under contract, the team enters the offseason without a clear No. 1 running back. If Best and Leshoure return at 100 percent, the Lions will be in good shape -- however, that is tough to bank on at this point in time. RBs Joique Bell, Jerome Harrison and Keiland Williams are also under contract.
Lions | Kevin Smith could play
11.10.2011 3:56:36 PM EST
Detroit Lions offensive coordinator Scott Linehan is not ruling out RB Kevin Smith seeing some action in Week 10 versus the Chicago Bears. 'I could see him playing some this game,' Linehan said. 'The expectation is to get to Sunday and see where we are. The other two guys (Maurice Morris and Keiland Williams) are ready to go. There is a scenario there where Kevin can play for us.'
Lions | Jahvid Best likely out for Week 10
11.7.2011 11:27:05 PM EST
Detroit Lions RB Jahvid Best (concussion) is unlikely to play in Week 10 against the Chicago Bears, according to a league source. RBs Maurice Morris, Keiland Williams and now Kevin Smith are likely in the mix for touches if Best is indeed out.
Lions | Keiland Williams totals 11 rushes in blowout win
10.30.2011 8:06:21 PM EST
Detroit Lions RB Keiland Williams carried 11 times for just 25 yards in Week 8 against the Denver Broncos, and he added a five-yard reception. Williams saw 12 total touches, second-most on the team, with RB Jahvid Best (concussion) sidelined.
Lions | Jahvid Best not expected to play
10.26.2011 5:44:30 PM EST
Detroit Lions RB Jahvid Best (concussion) is expected to miss the team's Week 8 game against the Denver Broncos. RBs Maurice Morris and Keiland Williams are expected to continue to share the load in Best's absence.
Lions | Stefan Logan may see work
10.20.2011 3:25:37 PM EST
Detroit Lions WR Stefan Logan may see some work at tailback in Week 7 against the Detroit Lions with RB Jahvid Best (concussion) suffering from a concussion. RBs Maurice Morris and Keiland Williams will also see increased action. 'We've considered that,' offensive coordinator Scott Linehan said. 'We use him some (there), and did last year. He's definitely going to be in the mix. I don't know how much he'll get, but I can see him getting a few cracks at it.' Logan has three carries for seven yards this year and had 15 for 95 yards last year.