Saturday update: The Chargers activated Williams off the Reserve/COVID-19 list and he will play Sunday vs. the Giants.
Friday update: Williams hasn’t had a positive test after being a close contact on Monday, so he could be cleared on Saturday and play Sunday.
Chargers WR Mike Williams, a Covid-19 close contact, continues to test negative, I'm told, so L.A. remains optimistic that he will play Sunday vs. the Giants. CB Chris Harris is in the same boat.— Jeremy Fowler (@JFowlerESPN) December 10, 2021
Thursday update: Some good news here for Chargers fans, as Williams was just a close contact with Keenan Allen and even though he is unvaccinated, his close contact came just under the wire of the 5-day minimum quarantine period. As long as he doesn’t test positive, he can be cleared just in time to play.
Chargers head coach Brandon Staley just said that Mike Williams and Chris Harris Jr. were deemed close contacts Monday, so the clock starts retroactively there.— Daniel Wade (@dantalkssports) December 8, 2021
They’re unvaccinated, so they can be away for 5 days and if they don’t test positive, could play against the Giants.
Wednesday Update: Williams is reportedly unvaccinated, which, even if he was just a close contact, would mean he misses this week’s game. If he had a positive test, that would keep him out for at least 10 days and the Chargers play the Chiefs in a huge divisional matchup on Thursday for Week 15. They could be without their WR2 for the next two games.
Los Angeles Chargers wide receiver Mike Williams has been placed on the COVID-19 list, per ESPN’s Field Yates. Keenan Allen had already been placed on the list earlier in the week, so the Chargers are hoping for some negative tests, but might not get them in time. If not, Josh Palmer and Jalen Guyton would be next in line for targets against the Giants in Week 14.