Bills sign CFL receiving yards leader Duke Williams

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One of the areas the Bills are expected to address this offseason is the wide receiver position and they aren’t waiting until the start of free agency to get the ball rolling.

The team announced on Monday that they have signed former Edmonton Eskimos wide receiver Duke Williams. Williams was released by Edmonton so that he could pursue opportunities in the NFL after leading the CFL in receiving yards during the 2018 season.

Williams caught 88 passes for 1,579 yards and 11 touchdowns in his second CFL season. He had 46 catches for 715 yards and four touchdowns in 2017.

Williams played at Auburn in 2014 and 2015, but was dismissed from the school during the 2015 season. He had a tryout with the Rams before heading to Canada to continue his football career.

18 responses to “Bills sign CFL receiving yards leader Duke Williams

  1. From his first game in the CFL it was clear this guy was something special. Seemed to lose some weight for his 2nd season – CFL WRs have to be lighter – and I wonder if he’ll focus on putting some muscle mass back.

  2. Nice. NFL grabs a guy who got kicked out of college because he punched 4 people in a bar fight.
    Yeah, NFL — you really care about your image.

  3. nyneal says:
    January 7, 2019 at 2:32 pm
    Nice. NFL grabs a guy who got kicked out of college because he punched 4 people in a bar fight.
    Yeah, NFL — you really care about your image.

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    So I guess that means that a guy can’t turn himself around. Gotta give him a chance.

  4. Nice. NFL grabs a guy who got kicked out of college because he punched 4 people in a bar fight.
    Yeah, NFL — you really care about your image.

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    What happened? I have seen Bruce Lee and Chuck Norris knock out a lot more people than that. Reasons tend to put perspective on things.

  5. 1579 CFL yards are 696 in the U.S. when you factor in the exchange rate.

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    Did you see Kelvin Benjamin this year? We will take 600 and change

  6. nyneal says:
    January 7, 2019 at 2:32 pm

    Nice. NFL grabs a guy who got kicked out of college because he punched 4 people in a bar fight.
    Yeah, NFL — you really care about your image.
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    Sounds like he has grit. Since no incidence in Canada the last two years it appears he has learned his lesson and become a productive member of Society. Good luck to him.

  7. His CFL coach commended his work ethic which works for me. Plus he said he’s matured as a person and has never been an issue. But someone who takes job seriously, puts in the effort, and seems to have learned from a mistake they took responsibility for… I’ll give a try.

  8. He’s a fast, physical receiver. A little unpolished though, and not the best route runner. He may have an impact in Buffalo though, given they have almost nothing at WR currently.

  9. joetoronto says:

    January 7, 2019 at 8:16 pm

    He just needs to block because Josh Allen can’t pass.
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    And you just need to go away, because you have no substance to say, ever.

  10. Joe cant objectively say anything with any touch of substance about the NFL….Here I’ll outline the next years worth of Joe’s posts:

    I live in Buffalo and have no friends so I post spiteful comments about the town, despite rooting for the biggest joke of a franchise (Oakland) which is actually, by many if not all metrics worse than the bills have been over the past 30 years….Jills, Bust, Just Lose, garbage, Josh all stinks…… there covered it for ya Joe! Funny enough his 2 points typically are:

    Bills stink
    They’re gonna move

    Ironic eh? Bills>Oakland and your team is moving again.

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