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Packers RB Jamaal Williams still not cleared from concussion protocol

Jamaal Williams

Green Bay Packers running back Jamaal Williams suffered a concussion during his team’s Week 4 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles, and nearly two weeks later, he has not been cleared from concussion protocol, according to Matt Schneidman of The Athletic.

In four games this season, Williams has carried the ball 26 times for 87 yards while logging eight catches for 55 yards and a touchdown.

Williams, who played his collegiate football at BYU, was originally selected by the Packers in the fourth round (134th pick overall) of the 2017 NFL Draft.

He played in all 16 games during his rookie campaign, rushing for 556 yards and four scores while averaging 3.6 yards per carry. In addition, he caught 25 passes for 262 yards and a couple of touchdowns.

The 24-year-old once again appeared in all 16 contests last year, finishing with 464 yards and three scores while registering 3.8 yards per attempt. He also snared 27 balls for 210 yards.

Williams had a strong collegiate career, accumulating 3,901 yards and 35 touchdowns on the ground over four seasons at BYU. His best year came during his senior campaign, racking up 1,375 yards while reaching the end zone 12 times as a rusher.

He is Green Bay’s No. 2 running back behind Aaron Jones.

The Packers have gotten off to a 4-1 start this season, most recently defeating the Dallas Cowboys by a score of 34-24 this past weekend. Green Bay has also gone 2-0 against NFC North opponents, defeating the Chicago Bears and Minnesota Vikings in Weeks 1 and 2.

The Packers will battle their third NFC North rival next Monday when they host the Detroit Lions.