Free agent RB Karlos Williams said his recent visit with the Jets went well and he’s hoping to suit up for them at some point in the near future.
“Talked good vibes,” Williams said of the meeting in an interview with Richard Cumpston Jr. “Asked me a lot of combine [type] questions, obviously. Want to know my background and my people. No offer yet, but it was a good visit.”
Williams added that he’s hoping to play for them if they can get a deal done.
“I love the city of Jersey,” Williams said. “I love New York, love being close to the city. I’d like to fly with the Jets, baby.”
Rich Cimini reports that the Jets’ interest is only “preliminary”, and no deal is considered imminent as of now.
Earlier in the week, Brian Costello reported that five teams had already shown interest in Williams, including the Jets, since he became available.
The Bills made the decision cut Williams in part to his conditioning being a major issue. Reports mentioned that Williams showed up to offseason workouts between 20-25 pounds overweight.
It’s worth mentioning that Williams received a four-game suspension for violating the league’s Substances of Abuse Policy.
Williams, 23, was taken in the fifth round of last year’s NFL Draft by the Bills. He’s currently in the second year of his four-year, $2,495,352 rookie contract and was set to make a base salary of $525,000 for the 2016 season.
In 2015, Williams appeared in 11 games for the Bills and ran for 517 yards on 93 carries (5.6 YPC) to go along with 11 receptions for 96 yards receiving and 9 total touchdowns.