Bills bring Antonio Williams back to practice squad

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A bit of a fan favorite as a depth piece is back for the Buffalo Bills.

On Tuesday, the Bills (10-6) announced that the team has re-signed running back Antonio Williams to their practice squad. He was recently released from it just before the New Year.

In a corresponding move, wide receiver Austin Proehl was released from the taxi unit.

Williams has been on the practice squad since September but has not played in any games in 2021. He has held a backup spot behind Devin Singletary, Zack Moss and Matt Breida.

Taiwan Jones also lists as a running back on Buffalo’s roster, however, he is primarily a special teams player.

Bringing Williams back might be a depth move to potentially avoid having to rely on Jones for the long term in such a scenario.

Additionally, Buffalo’s practice squad already has two wideouts on it in Isaiah Hodgins and Tanner Gentry.

Last season Williams played in Buffalo’s season finale. This year’s comes this upcoming Sunday vs. the New York Jets.

However, in 2021, Buffalo will be playing to win their finale to lock up the AFC East title.

Because of that, it’s unlikely Williams or other backups see playing time like a year ago in the last regular season game.

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