After his electric play against the Miami Dolphins in game four of the preseason, many thought undrafted back Malik Williams had secured a practice squad spot, if not as a surprise fourth running back on the 53. It looks like neither will happen, thanks to a shoulder injury from the game.
Per D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
This is a very tough break for Williams, who had one of the most memorable preseason plays.
Williams looked like a weapon both running and catching the ball. He was definitely behind rookie Ito Smith on the draft chart, but the shoulder injury, if confirmed, will reportedly keep him off of the roster. It’s unclear if the Falcons are interested in bringing him back after his shoulder heals.