Steelers RB Karlos Williams’ Suspension Lifted, Signs Futures Deal With PIT

The NFL officially lifted Steelers RB Karlos Williams‘ suspension on Monday and he signed a future/reserve contract with the team.

Williams was suspended 10 games for violating the NFL Policy and Program for Substances of Abuse back in November.

Future/reserve contracts are essentially an opportunity for players compete for a roster spot in offseason workouts and during training camp.

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.

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.

The Steelers signed him to their practice squad in October.

Williams previously served a four-game suspension for violating the league’s Substances of Abuse Policy.

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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