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Lions Announce Huge Update On Rookie Wide Receiver Jameson Williams

Lions WR Jameson Williams

Lions WR Jameson Williams

The Detroit Lions are turning their season around.

After a 1-6 start to the year, the Lions have now won three straight games, the latest being a 31-18 victory over the New York Giants on Sunday.

Now, the team has gotten some more good news. Rookie wide receiver Jameson Williams, whom the Lions selected No. 12 overall in the NFL Draft, has been activated off the PUP list and made his practice debut on Monday.

"The Lions are designating rookie WR Jameson Williams to return from PUP," Ari Meirov of Pro Football Focus tweeted. "He will practice today. Huge."

Williams put up huge numbers during his lone season at Alabama last year after starting his college career at Ohio State. In 15 games, he caught 79 passes for 1,572 yards and 15 touchdowns. He also scored twice as a kickoff returner.

Williams tore his ACL during the Crimson Tide's loss to Georgia in the national championship game in January.

Williams' speed should add a new element to a Lions offense that has found a bit of a groove lately, scoring 31 points in each of its past two games.

It seems unlikely that Williams could make his Lions debut this week, as the team will host the Buffalo Bills in three days, on Thanksgiving. But with a week-and-a-half off following that matchup, a Dec. 4 date against the Jacksonville Jaguars could see Williams take the field for the first time.

The Lions look to have found a gem with their other first-round pick from last spring. Defensive end Aidan Hutchinson has 31 tackles, 5.5 sacks and two interceptions in his first 10 games.

It might take Williams some time to get back to full speed, but Detroit will hope he can provide a similar boost on the other side of the ball.