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Steelers Sign Former Bills RB Karlos Williams To Practice Squad

The Pittsburgh Steelers announced that they’ve signed former Bills RB Karlos Williams to their practice squad on Wednesday.

The Steelers’ practice squad now consists of:

  1. DL Johnny Maxey Jr
  2. WR Demarcus Ayers
  3. WR Cobi Hamilton
  4. TE Rashaun Allen
  5. DE Caushaud Lyons
  6. LB Travis Feeney
  7. RB Daryl Richardson
  8. DB Jacob Hagen
  9. OT Austin Shepherd
  10. RB Karlos Williams

This comes just a day after the Steelers cut RB David Cobb from their practice squad.

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 served his 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 was 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.

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