The Buffalo Bills agreed to a one year deal with offensive linemen Daryl Williams, according to the team website.
The Buffalo Bills general manager Brandon Beane and head coach Sean McDermott tapped into their past once more as the team agreed to a deal with offensive linemen Daryl Williams.
Williams is one of five former Carolina Panthers that the Bills signed this offseason. He joins Mario Addison, Vernon Butler, A.J. Klein and Josh Norman as new additions to this team heading into the upcoming season.
The Panthers drafted Daryl Williams in the fourth round of the 2015 NFL Draft and after starting only two games as a rookie, he eventually won the starting right tackle job in his second year. That season he started 10 games.
He was the full time starter at right tackle in 2017 and really helped anchor that side of the offensive line alongside guard Trai Turner. However, he suffered a knee injury during training camp in 2018, returned for one game before re-aggravating the injury and was forced to sit out the remainder of the season.
Williams was a fan favorite for the Bills to sign last offseason but he elected to return to the Panthers on a one-year deal. The Panthers were forced to move Williams around last offseason due to injuries and he started games at left tackle, left guard and right guard.
However, he didn’t reach the level he did when playing right tackle. This is where he will likely have the biggest impact for the Bills this coming season.
The Bills were lacking depth at offensive tackle and Williams fills that gap, with an added bonus of playing other positions if the need arises. He should compete for the starting job, which could force second-year player Cody Ford to compete for one of the guard jobs.