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Buffalo Bills writer Chris Brown believes Karlos Williams could be demoted if his weight issue isn't handled by the preseason.

Chris Brown thinks Karlos Williams could fall to fourth on Buffalo's RB depth chart.

Karlos Williams was called out for being overweight at mandatory minicamp, but the Buffalo Bills running back believes he'll be ready to go by training camp. 

Williams was quoted as saying, ""It's my responsibility to make sure I come back for training camp, in shape and I'm ready to roll. It's not going to be a problem."

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Williams should have no trouble dropping weight for training camp, but no one knows just how much weight he needs to lose to get back down to 230 pounds. Could Williams be at his goal weight by July 30th?  Chris Brown of BuffaloBills.com doesn't believe that'll be the case. In his Fan Friday article, Brown said, "His weight loss has to come in stages. So in late July when players report it’s unlikely that Williams will be at his playing weight of 230 pounds."

Brown went on to say that Williams will most likely start camp doing individual work while also working with strength and conditioning coaches. If Williams is somehow unable to get to 230 pounds by the preseason, Brown stated that Williams could be demoted.

"Jonathan Williams has a lot of the same physical skills of Karlos Williams. If Karlos Williams’ weight loss process last into the preseason I think it’s very possible that Jonathan Williams is your backup running back and Gillislee remains the third back as he was last season."

Karlos Williams should have no trouble getting back down to 230 pounds by the start of the preseason, so having him fall to fourth on the depth chart doesn't sound realistic. As a rookie, Williams showed that he was a tremendous complement to LeSean McCoy and he should continue to perform in that role in 2016.

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