Lions wide receiver Jameson Williams was suspended for six games this offseason, but a revision to the NFL’s gambling policy last week meant that Williams’ suspension came to an end two weeks earlier than expected.
“If he does play, he can’t play 60 plays,” Campbell said, via Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press. “That’s not smart. So we can’t do that to him. So we’ll see where it goes. It’s all about improvement, no different than the rest of the team. Every week we just got to get a little bit better. He just needs to get a little bit better and we’ll take it from there.”
Williams is able to return to all football activities this week, so he could play against the Panthers in Week 5 if the team feels he’s in good enough shape to get on the field. On Monday, Lions head coach Dan Campbell said the team will see how the practice week unfolds before making any plans for what Williams’ role might be in that game. Those stashing Williams are probably eager to get him into lineups, but this seems like a wait-and-see week.