Buffalo Bills: 4 players who could be surprises on 53-man roster

ORCHARD PARK, NY - JUNE 16: Tyrell Adams #48 of the Buffalo Bills catches a pass during mandatory minicamp on June 16, 2021 in Orchard Park, New York. (Photo by Timothy T Ludwig/Getty Images)
ORCHARD PARK, NY - JUNE 16: Tyrell Adams #48 of the Buffalo Bills catches a pass during mandatory minicamp on June 16, 2021 in Orchard Park, New York. (Photo by Timothy T Ludwig/Getty Images) /
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ORCHARD PARK, NY – JANUARY 03: Antonio Williams #35 of the Buffalo Bills runs the ball during a game against the Miami Dolphins at Bills Stadium on January 3, 2021 in Orchard Park, New York. (Photo by Timothy T Ludwig/Getty Images) /

Antonio Williams

The Buffalo Bills have typically kept four running backs on their 53-man roster with one being primarily a special teams contributor. That is expected to be Taiwan Jones and would leave three spots up for grabs.

The expectation is that Devin Singletary, Zack Moss, and Matt Breida would be the players to earn those spots. However, Antonio Williams is off to a great start that could force the coaching staff to make a tough decision.

Williams, an undrafted free agent from last year, only played about two quarters during the regular season. However, his performance created a lot of buzz as he would run for over 60 yards and score twice against the Dolphins.

That buzz has seemingly carried over to offseason workouts and Matt Parrino wrote that he is taking advantage of increased opportunities:

"Williams scored a touchdown on a nice run up the middle with Trubisky in at quarterback. After a few incompletions, Trubisky targeted Williams short two plays later and he made a quick move upfield and might have scored another one in a real game situation."

The Buffalo Bills wanted to add speed to the position, and Matt Breida certainly provides that, but the upside of Antonio Williams may be too much for the team to cut.