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Friday, November 15, 2013
Redskins notes: Williams' status uncertain

By John Keim

Nick Williams was signed to the active roster because, in part, of his return ability. Whether he gets a chance to show that Sunday remains to be seen.

Washington Redskins coach Mike Shanahan said he’s not sure yet whether Williams will be active. Earlier in the week Shanahan said he wanted to see how Williams handled practice, knowing he might be active.

“He had a good week,” Shanahan said. “Practiced well, both in the return phase and as a receiver. I was pleased with the way he practiced.”

Shanahan always is mum on such topics and even more so when it involves a player the other team hasn’t seen a lot of, like Williams. If he doesn’t return punts, then Josh Morgan again will be deep. Shanahan did say last week after the Vikings’ loss that they’ll keep experimenting with the returns until they get it right. Thus far, it hasn’t been right.