Detroit Lions WR Jameson Williams active vs. Jaguars; DE Romeo Okwara will not play

Jameson Williams is ready for his NFL debut, but Romeo Okwara's return will have to wait at least another week.

Williams is active and expected to play a limited role for the Detroit Lions today against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

The No. 12 pick of April's draft, Williams tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee Jan. 10. He opened the season on the nonfootball injury list, returned to practice before Thanksgiving and took team reps for the first time this week.

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Lions wide receiver Jameson Williams watches open practice at Family Fest at Ford Field on Saturday, August 6, 2022.
Lions wide receiver Jameson Williams watches open practice at Family Fest at Ford Field on Saturday, August 6, 2022.

The Lions activated Williams from NFI and Okwara from the physically unable to perform list Saturday, but Okwara is one of the team's six inactives along with defensive lineman Michael Brockers, cornerback Amani Oruwariye, receiver Tom Kennedy and offensive linemen Logan Stenberg and Evan Brown (ankle).

Williams had 79 catches for 1,572 yards at Alabama last season and is expected to add a vertical threat to the Lions offense with his speed.

Oruwariye, who opened the season as the Lions' No. 1 cornerback, is inactive for the second time in 12 games this season. He's played sparingly on defense in four of the Lions' past five games.

Okwara, who had a career-high 10 sacks in 2020, tore his Achilles tendon in a game against the Chicago Bears last October.

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