The Pittsburgh Steelers on Wednesday signed former Bills running back Karlos Williams to their practice squad.
Williams reportedly had a visit scheduled with the Bills last week after his four-game suspension ended, but his fiancée posted on Twitter that the team cancelled the visit.
Williams had a productive rookie season, scoring nine touchdowns while rushing for 5.6 yards per attempt. But he was said to be overweight when he arrived at training camp, which affected his productivity and led to his release.
We have signed RB Karlos Williams to our practice squad.
— Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers) October 12, 2016
Bills offensive coordinator Anthony Lynn said last week that the team is still missing Williams’ straightforward running style.
"We don't have that compliment to LeSean [McCoy] right now like we had last year with Karlos," Lynn said. "This guy comes in at 245 pounds and he's a bruiser, you know? And LeSean's more of a scat, space back. We are missing that a little bit.
“But I think Mike Gillislee comes in, he's more decisive, more of a direct runner. He gives it to us a little bit. Jonathan Williams, when we get him going he can be a change of pace guy for us as well. We don't have that Karlos on the team right now and we have to make due with what we have."