Sep 12, 2021; Detroit, Michigan, USA; Detroit Lions wide receiver Tyrell Williams (6) catches the ball for a first down in the first quarter against the San Francisco 49ers at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: David Reginek-USA TODAY Sports

Lions: Tyrell Williams, Kevin Strong (concussion) out Monday

Detroit Lions coach Dan Campbell announced Saturday that wide receiver Tyrell Williams and defensive lineman Kevin Strong will miss Monday night’s game at Green Bay due to concussion protocol.

Both players were hurt in last Sunday’s season-opening 41-33 loss to the San Francisco 49ers.

Williams caught two passes for 14 yards before exiting in the third quarter after a penalized hit by Jaquiski Tartt. Strong made three tackles but it’s not clear when the injury occurred.

Williams, 29, has 199 receptions for 3,195 yards and 23 touchdowns in 70 games (50 starts) with the Chargers (2015-18), Raiders (2019) and Lions.

Strong, 25, has 23 tackles and one sack in 15 games (one start) with Detroit since 2019.

–Field Level Media

Sep 12, 2021; Detroit, Michigan, USA; Detroit Lions wide receiver Tyrell Williams (6) catches the ball for a first down in the first quarter against the San Francisco 49ers at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: David Reginek-USA TODAY Sports

Lions WR Tyrell Williams in concussion protocol

Detroit Lions wide receiver Tyrell Williams is in the concussion protocol, putting into question his availability for Week 2.

He was injured in the third quarter of Sunday’s Week 1 loss to San Francisco when 49ers safety Jaquiski Tartt hit the sixth-year wideout helmet-to-helmet. Tartt was whistled for unnecessary roughness on the play.

Williams, 29, signed a one-year deal with the Lions in the offseason to bolster a WR corps beset with the losses of Kenny Golladay, Marvin Jones and Danny Amendola to free agency.

Williams had two catches for 14 yards before exiting.

He has 199 catches for 3,195 yards and 23 touchdowns in 70 career games (50 starts) for the Chargers (2015-18), Raiders (2019) and Lions.

The Lions play Green Bay on Monday night in Week 2.

The Lions lost cornerback Jeff Okudah for the season Monday to a torn Achilles and left tackle Taylor Decker has already been ruled out for Week 2 due to a finger injury suffered last week.

–Field Level Media

Dec 29, 2019; Denver, Colorado, USA; Oakland Raiders wide receiver Tyrell Williams (16) before the game against the Denver Broncos at Empower Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

Report: WR Tyrell Williams reaches deal with Lions

Former Las Vegas Raiders wide receiver Tyrell Williams agreed to a one-year deal worth up to $6.2 million with the Detroit Lions, ESPN reported on Wednesday.

Williams, 29, will provide depth at the position at a time when Kenny Golladay, Marvin Jones and Danny Amendola are slated to become free agents later this month.

The 6-foot-4 Williams is able to sign with the Lions prior to free agency opening on March 17 because he was released by the Raiders last month.

Williams enjoyed a promising start to his Raiders career after signing a four-year, $44 million contract (including $22 million guaranteed) in March 2019. He caught a touchdown pass in each of his first five games in 2019.

But that season was marred by a persistent battle with plantar fasciitis, and Williams finished the campaign with 42 catches for 651 yards and six scores in 14 games.

Williams sustained a torn labrum in August, which ended up sidelining him for the entire season. He suffered the same injury in 2017 with the Los Angeles Chargers and played through it.

Williams was originally an undrafted free agent out of Western Oregon in 2015. He enjoyed a breakout sophomore campaign in 2016, when he notched career highs in receptions (69), receiving yards (1,059) and touchdown catches (seven).

Williams has 197 catches for 3,181 yards and 23 touchdowns in 69 career games (49 starts).

–Field Level Media

Dec 29, 2019; Denver, Colorado, USA; Oakland Raiders wide receiver Tyrell Williams (16) before the game against the Denver Broncos at Empower Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

Raiders cut WR Tyrell Williams after injury-plagued tenure

Two years after signing Tyrell Williams away from a division rival, the Las Vegas Raiders announced Wednesday that they released the veteran wide receiver after injuries overshadowed his tenure.

Williams, who turned 29 nearly two weeks ago, signed a four-year, $44 million contract (including $22 million guaranteed) in March 2019.

Williams, who played his first four seasons with the San Diego/Los Angeles Chargers from 2015-18, enjoyed a promising start to his Raiders career by catching touchdown passes in each of his first five games in 2019. But his season was marred by a persistent battle with plantar fasciitis, and he finished the season with 42 catches for 651 yards and six scores in 14 games.

Williams sustained a torn labrum in August, which ended up sidelining him for the entire season. He suffered the same injury in 2017 with the Chargers and played through it.

The 6-foot-4 wideout was originally an undrafted free agent out of Western Oregon in 2015. He enjoyed a breakout sophomore campaign in 2016, when he notched career highs in receptions (69), receiving yards (1,059) and touchdown catches (seven).

Williams has 197 catches for 3,181 yards and 23 touchdowns in 69 career games (49 starts).

–Field Level Media

Dec 15, 2019; Oakland, CA, USA; Oakland Raiders wide receiver Tyrell Williams (16) reacts after catching a touchdown pass against the Jacksonville Jaguars in the first quarter at Oakland Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

Reports: Raiders WR Williams has torn labrum

Las Vegas Raiders wide receiver Tyrell Williams has a torn labrum in his shoulder but is planning an attempt to play through it after rehab, NFL Network and ESPN reported Monday.

Williams, who signed a four-year, $44 million contract last year, including $22 million guaranteed, suffered the injury last week in practice, per the reports.

Williams, 28, plans to rehab the shoulder for the next few weeks. He suffered the same injury in 2017 with the San Diego Chargers and played through it. Having surgery would cost Williams the season with a potential recovery period of five to six months.

Williams caught touchdown passes in each of his first five games last year, his first with the Raiders. But plantar fasciitis slowed him down and he ended the season with 42 catches for 651 yards and six scores in 14 games. His catches and receiving yards were the second lowest of his career.

Williams has 197 catches for 3,181 yards and 23 touchdowns in 69 career games.

–Field Level Media