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.
Ridder threw for just 191 yards and added two interceptions to his totals against the Jags on Sunday morning in the first London game of the season. The Jags led 17-0 at the half forcing the Falcons to come out throwing and play catch-up during the second half. The Falcons host the Texans in Week 5. Those in deeper leagues or superflex leagues may want to think about making some room for Heinicke if he's on your wire as Ridder could be one more bad start away from a benching.
Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that Justin Herbert has been diagnosed with a fracture in the finger. Herbert, who dropped a Monty Python reference when asked about the finger after the game, also suffered what Rapoport describes as a “gruesome nail injury.”
The Chargers have a bye in Week 5 and neither of the injuries are expected to affect his availability for their Week 6 Monday night game against the Cowboys. Herbert did finish the game in Week 4. Good news for owners who will have him back in lineups for Week 6.