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Buffalo Bills activate WR Duke Williams from Reserve/COVID-19 list

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Newly signed Akeem King was released to make room on the roster

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The Buffalo Bills announced on Sunday morning that wide receiver Duke Williams has been activated from the Reserve/COVID-19 list. In order to free up a roster spot, the team also announced the release of cornerback Akeem King.

Williams will be competing for a roster spot in a crowded receiver room in Buffalo. In addition to the holdovers that includes the likes of Cole Beasley, John Brown, Robert Foster and Isaiah McKenzie—the Bills also added Stefon Diggs, Gabriel Davis, and Isaiah Hodgins this offseason.

Williams did show flashes during the 2019 season, most notably with his game-winning touchdown against the Tennessee Titans in Week 5. He also finished the regular season on a strong note with a six-catch, 108-yard performance against the New York Jets in a meaningless Week 17 match-up.

King was expected to add special teams depth for the Bills, as a depth signing to make up for the loss of E.J. Gaines and Siran Neal. He was a member of the Bills for one week before his release.