Rams sign WR Duke Williams after tryout

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The Rams seem to be looking for a particular type of pass catcher to add to the roster this offseason.

They drafted tight end Tyler Higbee despite an assault arrest just before the draft and they signed J.J. Worton after a January arrest for assaulting two women and a man in a bar. They’ve now added former Auburn wide receiver Duke Williams to that group and he fits the overall trend.

Williams, who tried out for the Rams recently, called himself a first-round talent at the Combine, but he went undrafted and the fact that he was kicked off the Auburn team likely played a big role in that. Williams was dismissed after a bar fight that reportedly featured Williams throwing punches at security guards and the incident followed other off-field problems that had led to a pair of previous suspensions.

If his assessment of his talent proves correct, Williams should stick with the Rams for a while. If not, it will be back to the police blotter for another candidate for a roster spot.