Again it wasnt much but it was his first real fo

first_imgAgain, it wasn’t much but it was his first real footballwork since last August when he was carted off the fieldduring a preseason game in Green Bay after tearing hispatellar tendon.“It was good to see him back out there just doing somefootball movements,” said running backs coach TommieRobinson. “Ryan did well within the things we asked himto do. He did a good job.”Robinson said they expect Williams to make a full recoveryand “be able to give us those things that we saw when hewas coming out of (Virginia Tech).”But for now, Williams will be limited in his on-fieldwork, meaning going at half speed—which isn’t alwayseasy.“I don’t have a slow down button,” he said.“Once August comes, then I’ll really see where I’m at; butas of right now, I’m just doing what the trainers say.I’m not going against any word that they say.“I’m satisfied with what is going on. The trainers tellme how satisfied they are, everyday. They didn’t eventhink I would be where I’m at right now. For them to tellme that makes me feel good about what I’ve been doing.” Top Stories Comments   Share   Nevada officials reach out to D-backs on potential relocation Another running back joined Cardinals practice Wednesday.Ryan Williams, recovering from right knee surgery, wasgiven the green light for limited activity. He spent aportion of the second day of OTAs in both team (receivinghandoffs) and individual drills (working on footwork)before retreating back to the sideline to work with thetraining staff.“I think I surprised some people but I didn’t surprisemyself,” he said. “To be squatting close to 400 (pounds),I should be able to do little things like that out there.” D-backs president Derrick Hall: Franchise ‘still focused on Arizona’ Williams said he still needs to build up strength in theknee but feels comfortable enough to handle the drillshe’s allowed to do.“It was cool to get the support and the hoorahs from (myteammates) but I didn’t really surprise myself. It feltgood, almost brought a tear to my eye,” he said with asmile. What an MLB source said about the D-backs’ trade haul for Greinke Cardinals expect improving Murphy to contribute right awaylast_img