Williams Case Study

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Over the weekend, the Buffalo Bills did the unthinkable and released 2015 fifth-round pick running back Karlos Williams. Despite, having an outstanding rookie campaign, where Williams rushed for 517 yards on 93 carries and seven touchdowns. The Bills were not happy with the young running back's commitment to the game. One of the reasons why the Bills released Williams was because he arrived to training camp out of shape. While that was the tipping point of his release, Williams is also suspended for the first four games of the season due to violating the league's substance abuse policy. On Monday, Williams cleared waivers and is now a free-agent. But who will take a shot on the young running back that has shown he can play at this level?…show more content…
Williams can be that standout back for New England, giving them a red zone presence as he had four touchdowns in that area of the field. Belichick took a chance on Blount, so why not Williams and spurn his AFC East rival? 3. Philadelphia Eagles The Eagles end off this list as unlike the first two teams, they aren't in desperate need of a running back as they have five on the roster. Going into the season, all signs point to them keeping four running backs on the 53-man roster (Ryan Matthews, Darren Sproles, Kenjon Barner, Wendell Smallwood). However, when you take a look at those names, it gives you an uneasy feeling in your stomach. Mathews has injury concerns, Sproles is getting older, while Barner and Smallwood are unproven. Last season, we saw what Doug Pederson and the Kansas City Chiefs were able to do in the running game with no Jamaal Charles. It was running back by committee with both Charcandrick West and Spencer Ware playing huge roles. If the Eagles were to sign Williams, he could play the role that Ware did in Kansas City being a red zone threat. We all know Philadelphia continues to have issues in the red zone and Williams could solve that
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