NFL Rumors: Washington Redskins to sign free agent RB Karlos Williams?

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The Buffalo Bills released running back Karlos Williams on Saturday due to some issues including his weight and conditioning, as well as a pending four-game suspension. According to the latest NFL rumors, the Washington Redskins might be one of the teams interested in signing Williams.

The 23-year-old RB was selected by the Bills in the fifth round of last year’s draft but he immediately made an impact. In 11 games last season, he had 11 touchdowns in just three starts with 517 rushing yards.

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NFL rumors in Buffalo suggest that the Bills gave Karlos Williams several chances this offseason to prove that he is serious about football. He reportedly came in overweight, slimmed down before gaining some weight again.

According to USA Today Sports, Williams’ four-game suspension at the start of the season for violating the NFL’s substance-abuse policy contributed to his release. Despite all of that, he is still full of potential so which teams are interested in signing him?

The Inquisitr named the Washington Redskins as one of the potential teams that could sign Williams along with the Detroit Lions, Miami Dolphins, Indianapolis Colts and New England Patriots. Of course, it is a risk considering all the issues he has, as well as his impending suspension.

The Redskins could use Williams since Matt Jones is out indefinitely after injuring his shoulder in Week 2 of the preseason. They only have Chris Thompson left and a pair of unproven rookies, Keith Marshall and Robert Kelley.

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According to JP Finlay of CSN Mid-Atlantic, the Redskins should wait for a veteran to become available and monitor the situations since there will be more surprise cuts in the preseason. It should be noted that these are just NFL rumors and only Williams’ release has been confirmed.

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