RB - FA
ESPN's Field Yates is reporting free agent running back Karlos Williams has been suspended by the NFL for a "period of at least" one year.
It is unknown on what exactly Williams is suspended for, but it is likely due to a violation of the league's substance abuse policy. He served a four-game ban at the start of the 2016 season as a result of a similar violation for marijuana. His NFL career moving forward is in severe doubt.
The Pittsburgh Steelers signed running back Karlos Williams to a reserve/ future contract.
ESPN's Jeremy Fowler reports Williams, who is serving a 10-game suspension, only has one game remaining on the ban. He'll be available to return for Week 2 of the 2017 regular season if he remains with the team through training camp and makes the final 53-man roster.
Pittsburgh Steelers RB Karlos Williams is suspended for the next 10 games for violating the NFL Policy & Program for Substances of Abuse per NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.
After a promising rookie campaign in 2015, Williams' career has been on a downward spiral. He was hit with his second suspension of the 2016 season for violating the league's substance-abuse policy which sets a question mark on his career moving forward.
The Pittsburgh Steelers have signed RB Karlos Williams to their practice squad on Wednesday.
Williams signed with the Steelers on Wednesday after begin reinstated into the NFL as the troubled running back served a four-game suspension for violating the league's substance abuse policy to start the 2016 season. Williams, a promising rookie in 2015, had a tumultuous offseason that ultimately led to his release from Buffalo. For fantasy football purposes, Williams has zero value on Pittsburgh's practice squad, but if an injury occurs to either Le'Veon Bell or DeAngelo Williams, he could flourish in the Steelers' offense if given the opportunity.
The former Bills RB will work out of the team on Friday and is expected to re-sign with them.
After being suspended and subsequently cut by the Bills, Williams could end up right where he was at the start of the season giving him the same value as he had heading into the year. He's a handcuff worth owning, especially in deep leagues and LeSean McCoy owners should pick him up if he's still available, assuming he does sign with the Bills.