Buffalo Bills Cut Bait On Karlos Williams


In a somewhat surprising move, the Buffalo Bills have announced that they’ve waived running back Karlos Williams.

Williams came into camp out of shape and ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported that at one point in the offseason he was as high as 261 pounds.

Williams was and still is facing a league mandated four-game suspension for a violation of the substance abuse policy and there were rumors that he was heavily involved in dealing drugs when he was at Florida State.

As a rookie last season, Williams ran for 517 yards, averaging 5.6 yards per carry and tied for the Bills team lead with seven touchdowns.

The former fifth-round pick was a hot fantasy commodity last season as he produced when lead back LeSean McCoy was injured.

As for his chances of being claimed, he has very low guarantees in his contract and has shown legitimate talent.  Some running back needy team will snatch him up and deal with the off the field issues and four-game suspension.  Teams that could be interested include the New England Patriots, Cleveland Browns, New York Jets, Baltimore Ravens, Indianapolis Colts, Oakland Raiders, Philadelphia Eagles, Carolina Panthers and Detroit Lions.

About Charlie Bernstein

Charlie Bernstein

Charlie Bernstein is the managing football editor for Football Insiders and has covered the NFL for over a decade.  Charlie has hosted drive time radio for NBC and ESPN affiliates in different markets around the country, along with being an NFL correspondent for ESPN Radio and WFAN.  He has been featured on the NFL Network as well as Sirius/XM NFL Radio and has been published on Fox Sports, Sports Illustrated, ESPN as well as numerous other publications.