Steelers Waive RB Karlos Williams

The Steelers have waived running back Karlos Williams, reports ESPN’s Field Yates (via Twitter). The former fifth-rounder never took the field for Pittsburgh during his one-year stint with the organization.

Karlos Williams (vertical)Williams joined the Steelers’ practice squad in October, but the running back was subsequently suspended 10 games for violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy. Following his return, the organization inked him to a reserve/futures contract.

Williams played in 11 games with the Bills during his rookie campaign, including three starts. He ultimately ran for 517 yards and seven touchdowns on 93 carries (5.6-yard average), and he added another 11 receptions for 96 yards and two scores. The player’s pair of suspensions have certainly clouded his future in the league.

The Steelers are now rostering a pair of running backs in Le’Veon Bell and Fitzgerald Toussaint.

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  1. mbgutt

    Why not keep him? I don’t get it.

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    • leefieux

      Must be something other than on field talent is my guess.

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