News & Analysis

The Bills have cut RB Jonathan Williams

By Sam Monson
Sep 3, 2017
Buffalo Bills Jonathan Williams

All Featured Tools

PFF Edge

Unlock Player Grades, Fantasy & NFL Draft

Learn More
$39.99 /yr
$9.99 / mo
Sign Up

PFF Elite

Unlock Premium Stats, Greenline Picks & DFS

Learn More

Includes all of PFF Edge

$199.99 /yr
$34.99 / mo
Sign Up
ORCHARD PARK, NY - AUGUST 31: Jonathan Williams #31 of the Buffalo Bills carries the ball during the preseason game against the Detroit Lions on August 31, 2017 at New Era Field in Orchard Park, New York. Buffalo defeated Detroit 27-17. (Photo by Brett Carlsen/Getty Images)
  • The Buffalo Bills have cut RB Jonathan Williams, and are now back to three halfbacks on the roster. Williams was a fifth-round pick in 2016 and has been an expected breakout candidate of many.
  • Williams carried the ball 27 times in 2016, gaining 94 yards, 50 of which came after contact thanks to breaking five tackles along the way.
  • In preseason he gained 5.8 yards per carry, 3.6 of which were after first contact, again breaking five tackles on just 21 attempts. He avoided fumbling on any of his preseason carries, having lost the handle on the football twice during the regular season a year ago.
  • LeSean McCoy is unquestionably the guy in the Bills backfield, with only Joe Banyard and Taiwan Jones to compete for backup carries, outside of FB Mike Tolbert.

PFF Edge

PFF Elite