CINCINNATI -- A Bengals reserve running back is expected to miss time with an ankle injury.
Bengals veteran Trayveon Williams suffered a sprained right ankle during Tuesday's practice, a source confirmed to ESPN. The mild sprain will force Williams to miss a couple of weeks while he recovers.
Williams entered training camp as a top contender to be the primary backup running back behind starter Joe Mixon. That role opened this offseason when former backup Samaje Perine signed a two-year deal with the Denver Broncos that included $3 million in guaranteed money, according to the Roster Management System.
Williams has been on the field sparingly in his first four seasons in Cincinnati. But this offseason, he signed a one-year contract with the Bengals as they look to fill the void left by Perine.
News of Williams' injury and timeline were first reported by NFL Network.