Update: Thanks to a great catch by The Buffalo News’ Nick Veronica, on Twitter, Williams’ fiancee denied the workout but didn’t exactly close to the door on it happening.
Here’s a screenshot of what she wrote:
This was a summary of what Rex Ryan said about the Karlos rumor at his press conference today:
In a nutshell: Bills acknowledged Karlos is out there, complimented what he did last yr, did not confirm nor deny plans to work him out.— Shannon Shepherd (@ShannonShep4) October 6, 2016
End of update.
Buffalo’s running back corps may be adding a familiar face shortly: Last year’s impressive secondary rusher, Karlos Williams. As Ryan Talbot of New York Upstate originally reported, Williams is on his way to Buffalo for a Friday workout:
Not sure what's out there, but Karlos Williams is not currently in Buffalo. He'll be here tomorrow for a workout with the #Bills.— Ryan Talbot (@RyanTalbotBills) October 6, 2016
As you might expect with this case, where there’s smoke, there’s fire. ESPN Insider Adam Schefter adds that the team is expected to sign him following the workout.
Former Bills' RB Karlos Williams visiting with his former Buffalo team, per source. Bills expected to resign him.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 6, 2016
Williams was an excellent complement to LeSean McCoy’s agility as Buffalo’s power back in 2015, but he gained weight in the offseason and was suspended four games for violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy. The team cut him in the summer after he lapsed his conditioning work, hoping to give him a wake-up call. Williams served his full suspension as a free agent, and it looks like he’ll be back with the team that drafted him, assuming he held up his end of the bargain.
The Bills already have four running backs on the roster, two of whom are entrenched into clear roles. That means that one of Reggie Bush or the rookie Jonathan Williams should be on his way out, unless the Bills choose to place him on the practice squad.