Steelers RB DeAngelo Williams (not injury related) was removed from the injury report Thursday. Williams is dealing with a knee injury, but officially, he’s not. The team signed Karlos Williams to the practice squad, which may be related to DeAngelo’s situation.
Oct 12, 2016 · 6:42 PM EDT
Steelers RB DeAngelo Williams (not injury related) did not practice Wednesday. Williams is dealing with a knee injury. The team signed Karlos Williams to the practice squad, which may be related to DeAngelo’s injury.
DeAngelo Williams is dealing with a knee injury, which may have prompted the move. Williams had a great rookie season but fell out of favor in Buffalo when he gained a lot of weight in the offseason. He's a player to monitor as the season continues to wear on.
Williams, the talented running back who was cut by the Bills on Saturday, has passed through waivers unclaimed. That means all 31 other teams had the opportunity to pick Williams up for his very affordable salary as a 2015 fifth-round draft pick, and all 31 other teams declined.
That would have seemed shocking not long ago, as Williams has undeniable talent: As a rookie last year, Williams averaged 5.6 yards a carry and scored seven touchdowns.
But Williams has a number of off-field concerns: He had character red flags heading into last year’s draft, he reported for offseason work out of shape and overweight this year, and he will be suspended for the first four games of the regular season for violating the league’s substance-abuse policy, the story said. It went on to say if Williams stays out of trouble he may get another opportunity. He's an unrestricted free agent as of now.