Karlos Williams has been released by the Buffalo Bills ahead of their preaseason game against the New York Giants. Williams has had a rough preseason. He showed up to camp in June with an extra 20-pounds of sympathy weight and was held out of practice until he got into shape. A month later, on July 15th, the NFL announced that Williams had violated the league’s substance abuse policy and had earned a 4-game suspension to start the season..
Earlier this week, Williams finally passed his physical and returned to practice. Now the Bills have released the 2nd year back. Considering all he’s put the team through since training camp started, that makes sense. However, it was less than 3 weeks ago that Rex Ryan was asked about Williams and he had this to say:
Williams, 23, rushed for 517 yards in his rookie season, averaging 5.6 yards per carry. He also tied Sammy Watkins for the team lead in touchdowns with 9 touchdowns in 11 games. This move was both confusing and made complete sense.