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Karlos Williams named Bills backup RB

Bills RB coach Anthony Lynn said Karlos Williams has won the backup running back job in Buffalo.

LeSean McCoy is expected to be the Buffalo Bills' workhorse running back in 2015, but the team's second string running back should also see plenty of carries for the Bills. On Tuesday, Buffalo's running backs coach Anthony Lynn said that rookie Karlos Williams has earned that job.


Buffalo selected the former Florida State Seminoles running back in the fifth round of the 2015 NFL draft. At training camp, Williams outperformed the likes of Fred JacksonAnthony Dixon and Bryce Brown. Williams only participated in one preseason game with the Bills where he rushed for 40 yards and a touchdown on 14 carries against the Carolina Panthers. Shortly thereafter, Williams was hospitalized with an undisclosed issue that caused him to miss the remainder of the preseason. Although Williams missed three preseason games, he's since returned to the practice field.

Williams will be ready to take the field on Sunday against the Indianapolis Colts. Don't be surprised if the back gets involved early with the Bills. 

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