"If Williams doesn’t practice at all in training camp, he could be a candidate to go on the physically unable to perform list, or open the season on injured reserve with a designation for return," writes Kyle Meinke of MLive.com. "Either designation would force him to miss at least four games, pushing his Lions debut to at least the Week 5 game in New England. The club is off the following week, so if he doesn’t play in New England, his debut might not occur until Oct. 23 in Dallas."
While not a surprise, it is a sobering report. Look for Josh Reynolds, a midseason acquisition last season, to get the most looks in Williams' stead in three-wide sets.