Williams was elevated to the Colts' 53-man roster from the practice squad.
Williams joined the Colts' practice squad in early October after being waived by the Saints after three games. The 24-year-old should serve as a depth back with Marlon Mack, Nyheim Hines and Jordan Wilkins all currently healthy.
Williams signed with Indianapolis' practice squad Tuesday.
Williams was previously cut by the Saints after failing to make an impact in the team's backfield, and now joins the practice squad of a Colts team in real need of help at the running back position. If Williams is able to impress, the opportunity exists for him to potentially carve out a depth role.
Williams was waived by the Saints on Friday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
Williams had some hype during the preseason as a potential replacement for Mark Ingram (suspension) throughout September. The Saints ultimately have relied on a heavy dose of Alvin Kamara, with Mike Gillislee getting 14 carries and only three going to Williams. The Saints will use Dwayne Washington as their No. 3 running back for the final game before Ingram returns.
Williams lost a yard in his only carry of Sunday's 21-18 win over Cleveland.
Neither of the Saints' first two games -- a shootout followed by a late double-digit deficit -- has been conducive to running the football. Even by that low standard, though, two carries and a loss of a yard over two weeks is not promising -- especially compared to Alvin Kamara's 36 total touches and Mike Gillislee's 11. Things are unlikely to improve in two weeks when Mark Ingram (suspension) is able to return to the stable.
Williams did not gain a yard on his only carry in Sunday's loss to the Buccaneers.
Promoted to the active roster before the game, Williams played behind both Alvin Kamara and Mike Gillislee in his Saints debut. However, wIth Gillislee falling flat, including losing a key first-half fumble, the door to playing time during Mark Ingram's four-game suspension may have opened a crack for Williams. The former Arkansas product will nevertheless be hard to trust for fantasy purposes in Week 2 against the Browns.
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