DENVER - OCTOBER 04: Champ Bailey #24 of the Denver Broncos breaks up a pass intended for Roy Williams #11 of the Dallas Cowboys during NFL action at Invesco Field at Mile High on October 4, 2009 in Denver, Colorado. The Broncos defeated the Cowboys 17-10. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
Roy Williams, wearing eyeglasses with what appeared to be metallic scorpions on the ear-stems, and with an inexplicable bottle of maple syrup in his locker (severe addiction to pancakes?), said on Wednesday that he hoped to play on Sunday, though he seemed wholly unsure of his actual status.
Williams did not practice again yesterday, after a D.J. Williams hit, during Sunday's 17-10 loss to the Broncos, resulted in bruised cartilage in three of the coachable wide receiver's ribs.
"I don't know," Williams said. "I'm looking forward to playing in the game, that's the way I'm approaching this week, is to play."I don't know, I don't know how it works around here. I'm just looking to play, going through my mental phase of practices and walk-throughs and the meetings, so I can be mentally prepared for this game.
"I mean, I'm hoping [to play Sunday]."
There is still no word on Williams' status for Friday's practice.
The receiver did take time to revisit the final moments of Sunday's loss, which he spent on the sideline, afflicted by some understandably sore ribs, among other things.
"I was just trying to catch my air, up that 5,200 altitude, asthma on top of that, I got the wind knocked out of me, and the ribs, so it was a little tough for me," Williams said. "Don't act like I didn't want to be out there on that last play, because I would go at Champ, and I'd hope that they'd call the same play if I was out there. I know they would.
"I wanted to be out there, but I couldn't."