Karlos Williams will have plenty of time to get into game shape.
It was announced on Friday that the Buffalo Bills running back has been suspended for the first four games of the 2016 season. Williams was given the suspension for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy.
The Bills released the following statement on Karlos Williams:
“As an organization, we are disappointed that Karlos has put himself in this situation," the team said. "Poor decisions such as this affect not only the individual, but the entire Bills organization. We will continue to work with Karlos through the various player programs we provide to assist him in making better decisions moving forward.”
In his first season with the Bills, Williams emerged as the perfect complement to LeSean McCoy. The back rushed for 517 yards and seven touchdowns on 93 carries as a rookie and added 96 yards and two touchdowns on 11 receptions.
Williams came into OTAs out of shape and his suspension certainly isn't going to make things any better for the back. In his absence, Buffalo will lean on Jonathan Williams, Mike Gillislee, James Wilder Jr., or Dan "Boom" Herron to complement McCoy.