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Karlos Williams cleared, practicing today

RB’s conditioning deemed sufficient to join his teammates

Karlos Williams will not be on the active roster for opening day, but an equal concern for the Bills was his lack of conditioning coming into training camp. Today, he took another step towards preparing himself for the regular season.

Per team announcement, Williams has passed his physical and is practicing today. He had not been practicing due to offseason weight gain, which was somewhere in the neighborhood of 20-25 pounds. At the time, he attributed the gain to his fiancee’s pregnancy, saying he had gained sympathy weight. A few days after learning that Williams would probably begin training camp in a conditioning program, it was announced that he would be suspended for the first four games of the regular season for violating the league’s substance abuse policy. At the beginning of training camp, his weight was still an issue, leading to some very vocal criticism from team veterans, notable among them Kyle Williams.

As a rookie in 2015, Karlos Williams burst onto the scene with touchdowns in his first four career games. A scary concussion sidelined him for a month, but his rookie season was fantastic overall, as he gained 517 yards on the ground and 96 yards receiving. He combined for 9 touchdowns.

Today’s practice is a good first step towards preparing Williams for his first game, which will come Sunday, October 9, at the LA Rams.