While the intensity of practice Monday went on in front of them, the longest-tenured player on the roster had a long talk with a second-year running back in need of some guidance.
Kyle Williams took a long walk with Karlos Williams during Monday’s practice at Bills training camp. The four-time Pro Bowl defensive tackle was a fifth-round pick just like the second-year running back. While Kyle Williams’ career was on an upward trajectory from the time he put a Bills jersey on, this past offseason for Karlos Williams has taken a dubious turn.
Reporting to minicamp overweight in June, his weight problem has not improved a whole lot at the outset of camp. That combined with a league-imposed four-game suspension for violation of the NFL’s substance abuse policy has him on a short leash at a position that just got deeper with the signing of Reggie Bush.
All the credit that Karlos Williams built up as a dynamic rookie, who tied for the team lead with nine touchdowns, is just about gone, and Kyle Williams, a leader on the team for years took it upon himself to dispense some much needed advice to the second-year back.
The pair walked together around the practice field, taking three full laps. The discussion focused on the steps Karlos needs to take to stabilize his pro career and family life at home. After the conversation was over, Kyle, who is still on Active/PUP went to do more rehab work. Karlos went to observe the rest of practice and take mental reps.
Here they are as their conversation reached a close.
Will the message sink in? Only Karlos knows the answer.
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