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Chris Williams

Wide Receiver  BC Lions

STATUS:  Injured Reserve   INJURY TYPE:  Knee   EST. RETURN  6/1/2017
Height:   5' 9''   Weight:   155

February 15, 2017    Chris Williams News

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Williams will sign a two-year contract with the Lions, pending medical clearance on his surgically-repaired knee, Mike Beamish of the Vancouver Sun reports.

Williams tore his ACL while playing for the Red Blacks in 2016. Once he gets cleared, he should be able to join the Lions for the 2017 season. Williams notched 1,246 yards and 10 touchdowns through 14 games before his injury.

Chris Williams: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

October 10, 2016

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Williams has been diagnosed with a torn ACL and will miss the rest of the season, Al Jakubec of TSN 1200 reports.

The extent of the injury that forced Williams from Friday's game was not initially certain, but it has now been revealed, and the news could not have been much worse for the Redblacks. Williams was having another huge season with 1,246 yards and 10 touchdowns through 14 games, but he will not play again in 2016, and given the timing of his injury, could miss some action next year as well. The team will be forced to lean more on their productive slotback trio of Greg Ellingson, Ernest Jackson, and Brad Sinopoli the rest of the way.

October 10, 2016

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Williams suffered an apparent leg injury in Friday's loss to the Roughriders, the Ottawa Citizen reports.

Williams was able to find paydirt in Friday's game, but he was injured during the third quarter and did not return. The extent of his setback has not been revealed, but he did not require crutches following the game, so there is reason for optimism about his status moving forward.

October 8, 2016

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Williams caught three passes for 40 yards and a touchdown in Friday's overtime loss to the Roughriders.

It's been another tremendous campaign for the 29-year-old, who's now topped 1200 receiving yards for the third straight season and scored double-digit TDs in two of those seasons as well. Williams is just 53 yards shy of setting a new career high, and gets the perfect venue to do it in next week when the Redblacks head to Hamilton to take on his old Tiger-Cats squad.

October 2, 2016

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Williams amassed 155 yards and a touchdown on five catches in Saturday's 40-33 loss to the Lions.

The New Mexico State speedster put together a performance reminiscent of his first three weeks of the season, when he tallied 25 catches for 493 yards and six touchdowns. Williams had only managed one 100-yard effort since that point, which coincidentally had come against this same Lions squad back in Week 10. Following Saturday's production, Williams is just 92 yards shy of equaling the career-best 1,298 yards he managed in 2012.

September 2, 2016

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Williams secured 10 receptions for 91 yards in Thursday's 19-14 victory over the Als.

The speedster played the unfamiliar role of possession receiver Thursday, equaling the season high in receptions he'd set back in Week 3 against the Stamps. Williams got off to a fast start, securing three receptions for 31 yards on Ottawa's opening possession alone. While fellow pass-catcher Ernest Jackson has stolen some of his touchdown glory in recent weeks, Williams continues to be a vital cog in the Redblacks' impressive offensive machine on a weekly basis.

August 26, 2016

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Williams caught five passes for 116 yards in Thursday's loss to the Lions.

It was the fourth 100-plus receiving yard game this season for the CFL's receiving leader, but Williams' first since he opened the season with three straight 100-yard games. Now that QB Trevor Harris is healthy again however, don't be surprised if Williams starts to pick up the pace once again.

August 19, 2016

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Williams collected 97 yards and a touchdown on five catches in Friday's 43-19 loss to the Als.

The dynamic receiver brought in a perfectly-timed 58-yard touchdown from Henry Burris in the second quarter, his second trip to the end zone in as many weeks. Williams' yardage total was also his best since Week 3, and marked the third straight game in which he upped his number in that category after bottoming out with a season-low 14 yards in Week 5 versus the Roughriders. Despite having fallen back down to earth after a jaw-dropping first three weeks of the campaign, Williams still has a solid 50 receptions for 784 yards and eight scores through eight games.

August 7, 2016

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Williams went for 62 yards and a touchdown on seven catches in Saturday's 23-20 victory over the Eskimos.

The New Mexico State product recorded his first touchdown catch since Week 3, although he was under the 100-yard mark for the fourth consecutive game. Williams was also responsible for a couple of forgettable plays Saturday, dropping what would a sure touchdown late in the first quarter and then having a pass bounce off his foot and into the hands of Eskimos linebacker JC Sherritt for a pick-six in the fourth. Despite some recent struggles, Williams is still on pace to surpass his personal bests in receptions, yards and touchdowns in 2016.

August 1, 2016

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Williams gained 55 yards on six receptions, 32 yards on three punt returns and 61 yards on three kickoff returns in Sunday's 23-20 loss to the Argos.

The dynamic receiver hasn't been able to replicate the success of his first three games over the last trio of contests, but Sunday was his best all-around effort since Week 3. Williams was able to get downfield for a 35-yard completion, although he was notably held to a minuscule 4.0 average on his other five catches. His special-teams contributions were also strong and helped him eclipse 100 yards of total offense for the fourth time in six games. He'll look to return to prominence in Week 7 when he takes on an Eskimos squad that he shredded for 176 yards and two touchdowns in the opener.

July 23, 2016

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Williams recorded just one catch for 14 yards in Friday's 30-29 loss to the Roughriders, and added nine yards on his sole punt return.

After starting out the season like a house afire over the first three weeks, Williams has seen a significant reduction in production over the last two games. Friday's numbers were by far the worst of the season for the New Mexico State product, and seemed to have largely been influenced by quarterback Trevor Harris' exit from the contest with a leg injury in the first quarter. Williams saw Brad Sinopoli become emergency quarterback Brock Jensen's favorite target on the night, but given his extensive talent, figures to regain a prominent role in the offense in the Week 6 tilt versus the Argos.

July 14, 2016

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Williams caught six passes for 63 yards in Wednesday's win over the Argos.

It was easily his worst game of the season so far but while Toronto's secondary was paying attention to Williams, Greg Ellingson exploded for 218 receiving yards. The Redblacks' passing attack is firing on all cylinders right now and with opposing defenses starting to realize that Williams isn't their only threat, he could go right back to being the CFL's most productive receiver.

July 9, 2016

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Williams caught 10 passes for 130 yards and three touchdown in Friday's 26-26 tie with the Stampeders.

His 493 receiving yards and six TDs on the season set new CFL records for production by a receiver through three games. Williams is already seeing plenty of defensive attention, but other teams may have to start selling out their coverage to try and slow him down.

June 30, 2016

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Williams monopolized the stat sheet in Thursday's 28-13 victory over the Alouettes, amassing 187 yards and a touchdown on seven catches, gaining 20 yards on four punt returns and totaling another 29 yards on one field goal return.

The 28-year-old standout has been an absolute nightmare for opposing defenses through the first two weeks, with Williams having totaled 15 catches for 363 yards and three touchdowns over that span. He put the final nail in the Als' coffin Thursday by hauling in a 52-yard bomb from Trevor Harris with 6:35 remaining, and also served as a constant threat on punt returns. It looks like injury may well be the only thing that can slow down the slender New Mexico State product, as he's demonstrated stellar chemistry with Harris, who's set to lead the Redblacks attack in Henry Burris' (hand) stead until Week 9 at a minimum.

June 26, 2016

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Williams hauled in eight receptions for 176 yards and two touchdowns in Saturday's 45-37 overtime victory over the Eskimos. He also added 24 yards on a punt return.

The slight New Mexico State product once again played much larger in stature Saturday, picking up where he left off after a third consecutive 1,000-yard campaign in 2015. Williams displayed outstanding rapport with backup Trevor Harris after the latter was forced into the game following Henry Burris' hand injury, bringing in a 71-yard touchdown on Harris' first play from scrimmage in the third quarter. He helped the Redblacks take the 27-21 lead on the next drive with a 37-yard visit to the end zone, putting the stamp on a terrific Opening Week performance. Given the mid-season form he displayed versus the Eskimos, it appears the talented wideout will be a fantasy force this season irrespective of who lines up behind center.