Colts Promote RB Jonathan Williams

Jonathan Williams is back in the NFL. Joel A. Erickson of the Indy Star reports (via Twitter) that the Colts have promoted the running back from the practice squad to the active roster.

The 2016 fifth-round pick hasn’t done a whole lot in the NFL since his rookie campaign. He finished that campaign with 92 rushing yards on 27 carries with the Bills, but he’s only garnered three carries since then. He spent the majority of the past two seasons with the Saints organization, but he was waived by the team in late September. He caught on with the Colts’ practice squad in early October.

Williams might end up seeing more of a special teams role in Indy, as it’ll be tough for him to get any playing time on a crowded running back depth chart. The 24-year-old will be the fourth back on the active roster behind Marlon Mack, Nyheim Hines, and Jordan Wilkins.

Earlier today, the Colts placed cornerback D.J. Killings on injured reserve and waived cornerback Arthur Maulet. Williams will be taking one of these roster spots, with the other opening going to offensive lineman Josh Andrews.

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  1. Bob Knob

    Jonathan Williams … anyone think he’ll make any impact at all ?

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