Jonathan Williams clears waivers

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No one wanted Jonathan Williams.

Williams, the running back who was waived by the Bills yesterday, cleared waivers today. That makes him an unrestricted free agent.

It also means that NFL teams aren’t as high on Williams as some people assumed. When the Bills cut Williams, many were surprised that the 2016 fifth-round pick didn’t make Buffalo’s roster. But it appears that the rest of the league doesn’t see Williams as a big-time contributor.

Now Williams will hope he can catch on with some team, perhaps after a Week One injury to a running back.

12 responses to “Jonathan Williams clears waivers

  1. Thirty one teams just gave credence to the Bills front office and coaching staff. Better backs are available.

  2. “Williams is the team’s most likely replacement for Mike Gillislee…A fifth-round pick last year, Williams is in a quietly terrific spot at the moment.”
    (BSPN, April 24)
    “…the No. 2 job is clearly Williams’ to lose. Underdrafted…Williams is also talented enough to take advantage of the role which netted Gillislee 110 touches last season”
    (Buffalo News, May 30.)
    Jonathan Williams’ “development will be KEY to our success moving forward.”
    (Head Coach Sean McDermott, Jun 13)
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    Yes, he subsequently dinged a knee (Aug) and had hammies (July), but was healthy again. I know I’ve joked about the Bills always talking up their offseason victory, but I had hoped the BS levels would drop with Rex Ryan’s departure.

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    Yes, he subsequently dinged a knee (Aug) and had hammies (July), but was healthy again. I know I’ve joked about the Bills always talking up their offseason victory, but I had hoped the BS levels would drop with Rex Ryan’s departure.

    Oh yes. Where will they ever replace 97 rushing yards!

  4. There just has to be something we’re not hearing. I know he wasn’t a Heisman winner by any stretch, but the guy looked like a solid power back coming out of Arkansas. You would think someone like the Chiefs who just lost a back would take a look? Not a great blocker, but he’s still young and will be cheap, and he’s a big back.

  5. The regime hands out a bunch of BS to fans. They seem very incompetent to me. Teams did not take Williams, due to his late cut I think. If he has been cut on Friday or Saturday, someone would have taken him.

  6. Hey buffalo fanboy, regardless of what you think you know or what the fools at the B News and Buffalo Rumblings think they know, 32 GM’s do not believe this guy belongs on their team.

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