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PostSubject: Steelers showing interest in RB Karlos Williams   Mon Aug 29, 2016 8:26 am



Rushed for 517 yards on 93 carries, 7 rushing TD's last season as a rookie.


He's suspended for the first 4 games of the season due to him violating the leagues substance abuse policy.
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PostSubject: Re: Steelers showing interest in RB Karlos Williams   Mon Aug 29, 2016 11:28 am

Seems out of character. Usually they get rid of those types of players, not go after them.

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PostSubject: Re: Steelers showing interest in RB Karlos Williams   Mon Aug 29, 2016 11:38 am

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Seems out of character.  Usually they get rid of those types of players, not go after them.  
Maybe they hope being with big brother Vince could be a positive for him? But yeah it is surprising.
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PostSubject: Re: Steelers showing interest in RB Karlos Williams   Mon Aug 29, 2016 11:41 am

Williams is a better RB than the #3 backs the Steelers currently have. I didn't know Vince was his brother. If they sign him, he becomes the backup RB in 2017 when DeAngelo Williams contract is up and Vince is likely a positive influence.

Bring on the Williams Brothers in B&G for the next few years. I'm OK with that.
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PostSubject: Re: Steelers showing interest in RB Karlos Williams   Mon Aug 29, 2016 12:29 pm



Still waiting for it to be confirmed by a Steelers beat writer.
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PostSubject: Re: Steelers showing interest in RB Karlos Williams   Mon Aug 29, 2016 12:58 pm

we seem to like running backs that get in trouble with the substance abuse policy. why not?
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PostSubject: Re: Steelers showing interest in RB Karlos Williams   Mon Aug 29, 2016 2:13 pm

What is his deal? I mean besides averaging 5.3 YPC and having 9 TDs his rookie season. Is he another weed-head? A Malcontent? Seems like he could be a beast.
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PostSubject: Re: Steelers showing interest in RB Karlos Williams   Mon Aug 29, 2016 2:17 pm

I didn't know him and Vince are brothers. Maybe big Brother can keep him in check as long as him and Bell don't hang out together. Rolling Eyes
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PostSubject: Re: Steelers showing interest in RB Karlos Williams   Mon Aug 29, 2016 3:09 pm

@Rhyno wrote:
What is his deal? I mean besides averaging 5.3 YPC and having 9 TDs his rookie season. Is he another weed-head? A Malcontent? Seems like he could be a beast.
Yes, he is a beast. I think he would be a good pickup.

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PostSubject: Re: Steelers showing interest in RB Karlos Williams   Mon Aug 29, 2016 3:28 pm

He was on my fantasy team last year after McCoy went down. Bills fans thought he was going to be something special.

However, from his Wikipedia page, "On August 20, 2016, Williams was released by the Bills after reportedly showing up to training camp out of shape and was later suspended four games for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy."

There is risk involved, but low risk. He is going to be a backup here. And I think Vince Williams is playing the big brother card [can't blame him there.]

I say go for it. De'Angelo only has so much left in the tank as a backup. And Williams did show some spark when he was subbing for McCoy.
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PostSubject: Re: Steelers showing interest in RB Karlos Williams   Mon Aug 29, 2016 6:43 pm

He would be better than Fitz or Richardson, assuming he can stay away from the weed and the cheetos.

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PostSubject: Re: Steelers showing interest in RB Karlos Williams   Mon Aug 29, 2016 11:52 pm

NFL quit testing for weed would rather smoke some good weed to numb the pain then take the addicting pain killers.


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PostSubject: Re: Steelers showing interest in RB Karlos Williams   Tue Aug 30, 2016 4:08 am

@effyou515 wrote:
NFL quit testing for weed would rather smoke some good weed to numb the pain then take the addicting pain killers.


The only problem with that is some of these guys would be toking on the bench or worse yet in the huddle.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L9HXClusp_E
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PostSubject: Re: Steelers showing interest in RB Karlos Williams   Mon Sep 05, 2016 9:03 pm

Mark Kaboly Retweeted
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Source: the Steelers worked out former Titans RB David Cobb. Has also visited the Patriots*, Chiefs & Jets.

https://twitter.com/MarkKaboly_Trib?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor
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PostSubject: Re: Steelers showing interest in RB Karlos Williams   Mon Sep 05, 2016 10:13 pm

Interesting that they have already worked two FA RB's.

Not much belief in Richardson & Fitz? potential practice squad signing?
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PostSubject: Re: Steelers showing interest in RB Karlos Williams   Wed Oct 12, 2016 9:55 am

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PostSubject: Re: Steelers showing interest in RB Karlos Williams   Wed Oct 12, 2016 10:40 am

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Wow, I thought the prelim reports were that he was going back to Buffalo roster or PS. I like the move and think he is on the 53 next season!

More gifts from Buffalo.
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PostSubject: Re: Steelers showing interest in RB Karlos Williams   Wed Oct 12, 2016 10:46 am

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@BlackAndGold wrote:
Wow, I thought the prelim reports were that he was going back to Buffalo roster or PS.  I like the move and think he is on the 53 next season!

More gifts from Buffalo.

As long as those people in Buffalo don't start referring to Pittsburgh as "Buffalo South".

Former Bills running back Karlos Williams is back on a roster -- but not in Buffalo.

Williams signed with the Steelers practice squad on Wednesday, the team announced. Williams had previously worked out for the Steelers and Jets. He also flirted with a return to Buffalo where the former fifth-round pick rushed for 517 yards and seven touchdowns during his rookie year in 2015.


Read the rest of the article here.
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PostSubject: Re: Steelers showing interest in RB Karlos Williams   Wed Oct 12, 2016 12:12 pm

Could be a solid pick up. Deangelo isn't going to last forever and Bell needs a backup.
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PostSubject: Re: Steelers showing interest in RB Karlos Williams   Wed Oct 12, 2016 1:16 pm

Yep. Good move.

And he gets to be closer to big brother.
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PostSubject: Re: Steelers showing interest in RB Karlos Williams   Wed Oct 12, 2016 2:38 pm

Don't know much about the guy but given how the last few season have gone, depth at the RB position is a great thing.


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PostSubject: Re: Steelers showing interest in RB Karlos Williams   Wed Oct 12, 2016 5:21 pm

@ImmaculateGreenePolamalu wrote:
Could be a solid pick up. Deangelo isn't going to last forever and Bell needs a backup.

Steelers' DeAngelo Williams: Dealing with knee injury

by RotoWire Staff Oct 11, 2016

Williams is dealing with a knee injury, Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

The Steelers haven't provided any details and don't have to release an injury report until Wednesday. At this point, Williams' absence wouldn't have much impact on the Pittsburgh offense, as he only has six touches in the two games since Le'Veon Bell returned from suspension. Fitzgerald Toussaint would be next in line to serve as Bell's top backup.

http://www.cbssports.com/fantasy/football/news/steelers-deangelo-williams-dealing-with-knee-injury/
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PostSubject: Re: Steelers showing interest in RB Karlos Williams   Wed Oct 12, 2016 11:42 pm

In part because of the #29, but in the highlights he reminds me a little of Barry Foster. He seems a starting caliber guy so would be awesome to have that level of talent in a backup. Maybe having his brother on the team could really help him stay in line.
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PostSubject: Re: Steelers showing interest in RB Karlos Williams   Thu Oct 13, 2016 7:19 am

If Vince can keep him in line this could be a steal.
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PostSubject: Re: Steelers showing interest in RB Karlos Williams   Thu Oct 13, 2016 9:53 am

@Hawaii 5-0 wrote:
Williams is dealing with a knee injury, Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

Practiced too hard.
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