Rookie RB Karlos Williams returned to practice late this past week to a much different running back room than the one from when he was first injured.
Things have changed a lot for the Bills since running back Karlos Williams last saw the field. After his setback, it appeared that Williams could be competing for a roster spot. Now, he’s in position to get a significant number of carries throughout the regular season. Williams said that it just “felt good” to be back on the field.
“You lose that excitement almost, but watching my teammates the last few weeks I’ve been excited especially young guys who came in and got their work and run the ball well,” Williams said after Friday’s practice. “Getting back to it has been very fun.”
Although the Bills never disclosed Williams’ setback, he says that it was painful and needed to be treated immediately.
“I just kind of wanted to get rid of the pain as soon as possible,” he said. “It was something that couldn’t wait … I just wanted to get the pain out of there and get situated so I could get back on the football field.”
Friday’s practice marked the first time since the Bills lost to the Carolina Panthers on August 14 that Williams was able to participate in practice, the story said. In that game, Williams had 14 carriers for 40 yards and a touchdown and two receptions for 23 yards. Although three weeks have gone by, it looks like Williams hasn’t missed a step. With Fred Jackson out of the way, Williams has a shot at the RB2 job. He had passed Bryce Brown before his injury as Brown continued to fumble his way down the depth chart. Anthony Dixon remains more of a short yardage and goal line guy which could pave the way for Williams as the backup to LeSean McCoy.