Williams, signed by Buffalo following a stint with the CFL, has made a good impression on the coaching staff so far. "I like the fact that he seems to have developed some self-awareness in terms of what went on a few years back to where he is now and knowing what he must do, at least off the field, to prove his worth to people in this league at least, in terms of the decision makers around the league and starting with us," coach Sean McDermott told John Murphy of the Bills' official site.
At 6-foot-3 and 225 pounds and coming from a troubled college career where he showed all kinds of talent at Auburn before being kicked off the team, Williams has more upside than any receiver vying for the team's open fifth and possibly sixth WR spots. Williams doesn't offer blazing fast speed, but he has all kinds of size, hands and athleticism and is hard to beat on 1-on-1 balls. He'll be competing with Andre Roberts, Ray-Ray McCloud, Isaiah McKenzie, undrafted free agent David Sills and a few others to try and secure a roster spot this summer.
Williams signed a reserve/future contract with the Bills, Sal Maiorana of the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle reports.
Williams (6-foot-3, 225 pounds) went undrafted in 2016 and has since resided in the CFL, where he led all wideouts with 1,579 receiving yards and 11 touchdowns on 88 receptions this past season. His lack of speed could make it hard for Williams to create separation at the NFL level -- the Auburn product recorded a terrible 4.72-second time in the 40-yard dash -- but he has the size and hands to become a respectable possession receiver down the road.
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