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Buffalo Bills sign Jonathan Williams to rookie contract

The Bills are steadily working backward to get their draft picks under contract.

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Matt Warren is Associate Director of NFL coverage for SB Nation and previously covered the Bills for Buffalo Rumblings for more than a decade.

The Buffalo Bills announced on Friday that their fifth round selection, running back Jonathan Williams, has signed his rookie contract with the team. It marks the third draft pick to sign following Kolby Listenbee and Kevon Seymour signing over the past week.

Williams was drafted 156th overall and the terms of the deal were undisclosed. Last year's no. 156 pick, Miami's Tony Lippett, signed a four-year deal for a shade under $2.5 million with just $214,763 guaranteed, so we can expect the contract to be in line with that.

After sitting our the 2015 season due to an injury, Williams hopes to beat out Mike Gillislee as the third running back or produce enough on special teams to justify a fourth running back. Our scouting report gives a great breakdown of Williams' entire game.

Buffalo now has just four rookies not under contract; edge rusher Shaq Lawson, linebacker Reggie Ragland, defensive lineman Adolphus Washington, and quarterback Cardale Jones. It won't be long before all of them are officially in the fold.