Oct 3, 2021; Inglewood, California, USA; Arizona Cardinals tight end Maxx Williams (87) runs the ball against the Los Angeles Rams during the second half at SoFi Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

Cardinals activate TE Maxx Williams from PUP list

The Arizona Cardinals activated tight end Maxx Williams from the physically unable to perform list on Thursday.

Williams, 28, landed on the PUP list on July 22. He has been recovering from a torn right ACL suffered last October.

He had 16 catches for 193 yards and one touchdown in five games last season. He signed a one-year, $1,272,500 contract in the offseason.

Williams has 102 receptions for 994 yards and six scores in 72 career games with the Baltimore Ravens (2015-18) and Cardinals.

–Field Level Media

Oct 3, 2021; Inglewood, California, USA; Arizona Cardinals tight end Maxx Williams (87) runs the ball against the Los Angeles Rams during the second half at SoFi Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

Cardinals TE Maxx Williams placed on PUP list

The Arizona Cardinals placed tight end Maxx Williams on the physically unable to perform list Friday.

Williams has been recovering from a torn ACL he sustained on Oct. 10 in a game against the visiting San Francisco 49ers.

He is eligible to return from the PUP list at any point during training camp. He has to either come off prior to the final roster cutdown in September or remain there through the first six weeks of the regular season.

Williams, 28, had 16 catches for 193 yards and one touchdown in five games last season. He signed a one-year, $1,272,500 contract in the offseason.

Williams has 102 receptions for 994 yards and six scores in 72 career games with the Baltimore Ravens (2015-18) and Cardinals.

–Field Level Media

Oct 3, 2021; Inglewood, California, USA; Arizona Cardinals tight end Maxx Williams (87) runs the ball against the Los Angeles Rams during the second half at SoFi Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

Cardinals place TE Maxx Williams (knee) on IR

Arizona Cardinals tight end Maxx Williams was placed on injured reserve Wednesday.

The move appears to be a formaility. Williams is expected to miss the remainder of the season after sustaining a gruesome knee injury during the Cardinals’ 17-10 victory over the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday.

“You never want to see that happen to a brother of yours and the way that kind of unfolded for him is very unfortunate,” Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray said earlier in the week. “Having a really, really good season and then just making a play and football happens. You can’t change it, you can’t really do anything.”

Williams, 27, had 16 catches for 193 yards and one touchdown in five games this season. He has 102 receptions for 994 yards and six scores in 72 career games with the Baltimore Ravens (2015-18) and Cardinals.

The remaining tight ends on Arizona’s roster have yet to record a catch this season.

Defensive back/special teams player Ezekiel Turner also was placed on IR Wednesday with a shoulder injury. Turner, 25, has four tackles — all on special teams — in five games this season.

Also on Wednesday, the Cardinals signed rookie safety James Wiggins off the practice squad and designated defensive lineman Jordan Phillips and offensive lineman Joshua Miles to return from injured reserve.

–Field Level Media

Oct 10, 2021; Glendale, Arizona, USA; Arizona Cardinals tight end Maxx Williams (87) grabs his knee after a catch and run against the San Francisco 49ers during the second quarter at State Farm Stadium. He was taken off the field on a cart. Mandatory Credit: Michael Chow-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Cardinals fear TE Maxx Williams (knee) out for season

The Arizona Cardinals fear that starting tight end Maxx Williams has suffered a serious knee injury and will be out for the rest of the season, NFL Network reported Monday.

Williams suffered the injury in the first half of Sunday’s win over visiting San Francisco. He caught a pass for a 14-yard gain with 2:41 left until halftime and was injured on the tackle. His knee appeared to buckle. It was Williams’ only catch of the game.

He was carted off the field and did not return.

On the season, Williams has 16 catches for 193 yards and a touchdown in five games, all starts. He’s in his third season in Arizona after four seasons in Baltimore. He has 102 career receptions for 994 yards and six TDs in 72 games (44 starts).

Darrell Daniels is next in line on the depth chart, but he missed Sunday’s game after testing positive for COVID-19. Demetrius Harris is third.

The Cardinals (5-0) play at Cleveland (3-2) in Week 6.

–Field Level Media