RENTON, Wash. – Defensive tackle Jesse Williams left Wednesday’s practice on a cart.
While the specifics or severity of his injury isn’t known, it’s not a good sign for Williams, a second-year player who missed all of last season because of injuries. Williams has had a history of injuries, which partly caused him to drop to the fifth round in the 2013 draft. He’s part of a crowded battle for a backup spot along the defensive line.
The play of the day goes to wide receiver Bryan Walters, who went sprinting across the end zone and managed to tap his toes before flying out of bounds. Walters, who is battling for a roster spot and is in the competition for the punt return job, has made a number of difficult catches during training camp.
Spencer Ware is another whose official roster designation – fullback – doesn’t really indicate his role on the field. Ware appears basically just a tailback now, and as such could become a factor with Marshawn Lynch still holding out.
Ware had a couple of nice runs during a red-zone drill. He is listed at 5-10, 229 and definitely looks the part out there. And recall the team liked him a lot last year – he got hurt getting some carries in mop-up duty in the second game of the year against the 49ers and never played again, sitting out the rest of the year with a sprained ankle.