The Facts: Williams, off a torn ACL, said he will be ready for the start of the regular season.
Diehards Line: Williams doesn't yet have a timeline to return to the field, but he definitely expects to play at some point in 2020. As CBSSports.com reminded readers, Williams suffered an ACL tear Nov. 3, giving him 10 months to recover from surgery and complete his rehab program before Week 1 of 2020. It could be a close call, but he'll at least have youth on his side as he prepares for his age-23 season. Williams was an instant contributor as an undrafted rookie, with his stats from eight games prorating to a 64-856-5 receiving line on 120 targets over a 16-game campaign. “What shocked me was his route running,” teammate Allen Hurns said of Williams. “You don’t see people with size that long who are able to get in and out of breaks. With 50/50 balls, he’s coming down with that. He’s going to be problem.” Williams led the Dolphins in receiving yards at the time of his knee injury, which then paved the way for DeVante Parker to compile a league-high 802 yards over the final eight weeks of the season. Parker should enter 2020 as the team's No. 1 receiver, but it's worth remembering that he and Williams were essentially equals before the rookie tore his ACL.