Lions Activate First-Round Wide Receiver' Williams

The Detroit Lions announced the activation of their 2022 first-round wide receiver Jameson Williams on Saturday and will make his rookie debut Sunday against the Jacksonville Jaguars. 

The former 11th overall pick missed 12 weeks of action this season for the Lions due to a torn ACL that he suffered in his last collegiate season at Alabama during the national championship game. 

With the addition of Williams, he could potentially take Detroit's passing game to another level giving quarterback Jared Goff another reliable target alongside second-year standout WR Amon-Ra St. Brown. 

The Lions also announced the activation of DE Romeo Okwara from their Reserve/PUP list, placed OL Julian Okwara on IR, and elevated guard Ross Pierschbacher from their practice squad to the active 53-man roster.

Williams played two seasons for Ohio State before transferring to Alabama in 2021, where he would rise to the top of NFL scouting charts. He caught 79 receptions for 1572 yards, and 15 touchdowns for the 'Crimson Tide'. 

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