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How does Antonio Williams fit into the Bills’ backfield?
With there being a constant discussion around how Devin Singletary and Zack Moss will split the load this season, the question of what to do with the remaining backs, such as rookie Antonio Williams lingers.
If you have not heard of Antonio Williams, it is because he joined the Bills as an undrafted free agent following the 2020 NFL Draft. This signing was an interesting move given the fact that they had taken Utah’s Zack Moss in the third round. While at North Carolina, Williams ran for a career 826 yards and eight touchdowns. These numbers pale in comparison of Moss’ as he had rushed for over 1,000 yards in each of the past three seasons with the Utes.
When wondering how Williams would fit into the Bills backfield, the signing has to be for depth purposes more than anything. Currently, the Bills have Devin Singletary, Zack Moss, T.J. Yeldon, Taiwan Jones and Christian Wade. With there being no real OTA program available this season, the ability to judge Williams and where he would fit into the roster does not help his chance of making the team.
Buffalo’s running back room for the first time in years is comprised of two very capable backs. Both Singletary and Moss have the skillset to be able to be extremely impactful in the running game this year. With that level of talent, it is highly unlikely that Williams would be able to compete with them for playing time unless he finds a home on special teams in the 2020 season.
An additional option for the Tar Heel would for him to be signed to the practice roster or be picked up on waivers by another interested franchise.