Sam Williams

Height: 6' 5"
Weight: 260
College: Fresno State
Birth Place: Clayton, California
Draft: 2003 3rd round (19th pick) by the
  • Jack Del Rio on Sean Smith charges: He was defending his sister

    Jack Del Rio on Sean Smith charges: He was defending his sister

    Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer Close Covered Oakland Raiders for and Sacramento Bee for eight years Member of Pro Football Writers Association Previously worked at Los Angeles Times, Las Vegas Review-Journal and Sports Illustrated Follow on Twitter OAKLAND, Calif. -- While the Oakland Raiders' Sean Smith faces felony assault and battery charges after being accused beating his sister's boyfriend last month, the cornerback dressed and played Saturday night in the 24-21 exhibition loss to the Los Angeles Rams. Raiders coach Jack Del Rio was asked how the Raiders might be affected by Smith's arrest. "Well, I think we'll let him battle, legally, what issues he has," Del Rio said.


    Sean McVay appreciates the little things from Jared Goff

    Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer Close Joined ESPN in 2016 to cover the Los Angeles Rams Previously covered the Angels for Follow on Twitter THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. -- Jared Goff found Cooper Kupp wide open for a 23-yard touchdown pass in his first drive on Saturday. He fired a dart off his back foot to Tyler Higbee as he came across the field at one point. On another, he lofted a perfectly placed deep ball to Sammy Watkins that was broken up near the end zone. Goff finished an eventual 24-21 road win against the Oakland Raiders 16-of-20 for 160 yards and a touchdown, in what might have been the most encouraging performance of his short NFL career. Los Angeles Rams coach Sean McVay was

  • Around The League: Preseason Week 2 Takeaways
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    Around The League: Preseason Week 2 Takeaways

    The New York Giants won’t play their second preseason game until tonight, but the weekend was full of action across the league. In case you missed some or all of it, here’s a few takeaways from around the league for preseason Week 2. Quarterback Troubles Could Derail Defenses As viewers of the 2016 New York Giants, it’s evident what a poor offense can do to counteract a great defense. While the Giants still made the playoffs last year, there could be two teams taking that to an extreme in 2017. The first, clearly, is the Jacksonville Jaguars. Blake Bortles again struggled in his second start of the preseason, which led head coach Doug Marrone to claim the quarterback job was up for grabs after