Nick Williams will be promoted to Redskins 53-man roster from practice squad

November 11, 2013

The Redskins will promote rookie wide receiver-return man Nick Williams from their practice squad to the 53-man roster, a person with knowledge of the situation said.

Williams will take the place of rookie running back Chris Thompson, who is out for the remainder of the season because of a torn labrum in his left shoulder.

Williams is expected to compete primarily for playing time on special teams. The undrafted rookie out of Connecticut recorded seven catches for 51 yards and one punt return for 29 yards during the preseason.

The Redskins have struggled mightily in the return game, and Coach Mike Shanahan said on Friday that the team would continue to experiment with punt returners.

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Mike Jones covers the Washington Redskins for The Washington Post. When not writing about a Redskins development of some kind – which is rare – he can be found screaming and cheering at one of his kids’ softball, baseball, soccer or basketball games.
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