ESPN’s Adam Schefter confirms that the Bills are now reconsidering the idea of whether to re-sign RB Karlos Williams after they initially intended to bring him in for a workout on Friday and sign him to a contract.
- Schefter isn’t sure what happened to change the Bills’ mind in regards to bringing Williams back.
- Meanwhile, Vic Carucci of the Buffalo News reports that the Bills’ chances of re-signing Williams are “50-50.”
- ESPN’s Adam Schefter confirms the visit and adds that the Bills are expected to re-sign him.
Williams posted the following Tweet on his account Thursday:
The return is gonna be so sweet
— Mr. Williams (@karlos_sr) October 5, 2016
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.