Williams was waived by the Colts on Monday. Williams was among 10 players cut loose Monday as the Colts opened up roster spots for the slew of undrafted rookies they signed over the weekend. The 26-year-old will try to latch on with another organization after appearing in 10 games with the Bills and Colts in 2016, logging four total tackles.
Williams signed with the Colts. The Colts need depth with Clayton Geathers placed on injured reserve with a neck injury. Williams played nine games with the Bills this season, but had just four tackles. He'll likely have a limited role with Indianapolis.
Williams was released by the Bills on Tuesday. Williams was drafted in the fourth round of 2013 and while he had a few big plays in his time with the Bills, never really proved he could handle a heavy workload at safety. The team will replace him with a guy that has a better chance to fill that role, veteran James Ihedigbo.
Williams has just four tackles on the season and hasn't had one since Week 3. Williams was a definite option for more playing time when starting safety Aaron Williams landed on injured reserve, but Robert Blanton has won that job. Duke Williams saw just one snap on defense in Week 8, and remains far off the IDP radar.
Williams ended up starting Sunday's game at strong safety over Aaron Williams, but in the end only saw 21 defensive snaps, BuffaloBills.com reports. Duke Williams logged just one tackle and no other stats. Aaron Williams is the starter and his snap could will be ramped up as the season progresses as he gets more comfortable following offseason neck surgery, but at least the Bills finally have more confidence in Duke after three seasons of ups and downs. If anything ever happened to Aaron Williams or free safety Corey Graham, Duke might end up being worthy of IDP consideration.
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