Chargers First-Round WR Mike Williams May Not Make Debut Next Week After All


Adam Schefter updates his earlier report after speaking with a Chargers official, who said that it’s premature to say first-round pick Mike Williams will be ready to make NFL debut next week.

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Adam Schefter of ESPN, citing league sources, reports that Chargers rookie WR Mike Williams is slated to make his NFL debut next week against the Raiders, barring any setbacks at practice this week.

Williams suffered a disc injury in his back this summer that led to him missing training camp and the first four games of the regular season. While Los Angeles opted to not place him on the PUP list, Schefter says that their plan has been to hold him out until Week 6 all along.

The Chargers have gotten off to a disappointing start to the season, so it can’t hurt to get their top overall draft choice back in the near future.

Williams, 23, was selected with the No. 7 overall pick by the Chargers in this year’s NFL draft. He a four-year contract worth $19,750,056, which includes a signing bonus of $12,503,676, and he stands to make base salaries of $465,000 and $555,000 over the first two years of the agreement.

The contract also has a fifth-year option for the team to consider in 2020.

During his college career at Clemson, Williams caught 177 passes for 2,727 yards receiving (15.4 YPR) and 21 touchdowns over the course of 38 games.

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