METAIRIE, La. -- The New Orleans Saints added another young running back to their dynamic backfield Tuesday.
Williams, 23, was a fifth-round draft pick of the Buffalo Bills last year but played a limited role (27 carries for 94 yards and a touchdown). He was a surprise roster cut in Week 1 before the Broncos won a bidding war to add him to their practice squad.
The 6-foot, 223-pounder will be reunited with his former running backs coach from Arkansas, Joel Thomas, who coaches the Saints' runners. The Saints had a roster spot open because second-year running back/special teamer Daniel Lasco was placed on injured reserve with the bulging disc he suffered in a frightening injury Sunday at Buffalo.
The Saints' current third-string running back is undrafted rookie Trey Edmunds, another specialist who didn't see a touch until Sunday's rout at Buffalo -- and he made the most of it with nine carries for 48 yards and a touchdown.