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Trevor Williams healthy enough for Chargers roster spot, but not practice

CARSON, CA - NOVEMBER 19: Trevor Williams #24 of the Los Angeles Chargers tackles LeSean McCoy #25 of the Buffalo Bills during the first half of the game at StubHub Center on November 19, 2017 in Carson, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
CARSON, CA - NOVEMBER 19: Trevor Williams #24 of the Los Angeles Chargers tackles LeSean McCoy #25 of the Buffalo Bills during the first half of the game at StubHub Center on November 19, 2017 in Carson, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
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The Chargers have corner Trevor Williams on their 53-man roster, but he still isn’t practicing with the team. What gives?

Trevor Williams is turning into this year’s Forrest Lamp: Fans expect him to play after an injury sidelined him the year prior, then he struggles with his return from said injury, then fans are left sitting there confused as to why the would-be starter isn’t even on the field. Great…

Williams was reportedly looking healthy during OTA’s, with some of the coaches and players singling him out as a standout. Head coach Anthony Lynn said he looked great in practice and that the corner was confident once again.

Flash forward to just a few days ago, and Williams was not just considered to be losing his spot (if he ever had it) to Michael Davis, but many felt he would be losing his spot on the roster altogether. There were a number of media outlets who felt Williams would end up being a surprise cut.

Him not being cut was a bit of a sigh of relief to fans, as it could indicate he may be on his way to returning to practice finally. If he’s healthy enough to make the roster, he’s going to play soon, right?

Jatavis Brown is not in a walking boot but won’t be practicing. Also not practicing: Roderic Teamer (hamstring) and Trevor Williams. #Chargers

— Daniel Popper (@danielrpopper) September 2, 2019

Apparently not.

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The nature of the injury has yet to be disclosed by the Chargers organization, reflecting Lynn’s comments earlier in the year about not specifying injuries (when they don’t have to) in order to protect the player from potentially being targeted by opposing teams. It’s a wait-and-see for Chargers fans, and hopefully Williams can return to a defense without Derwin James soon.

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