The Facts: The Bills on Saturday announced that the Karlos has been released.
Diehards Line: After arriving to camp out of shape, Williams was also set to serve a four-game suspension to start the year for violating the NFL Policy and Program for Substances of Abuse. Williams infamously started camp on Buffalo's active/non-football illness list after showing up 20 pounds overweight. The second-year power back admitted in June that he tacked on the extra heft while tending to -- and eating with -- his wife during her pregnancy. A noble gesture, but not what the Bills were expecting. HC Rex Ryan assured reporters earlier this month that the back's roster spot was safe, saying: "We're not going to give up on Karlos Williams. I can tell you that." That changed Saturday -- just hours before the Bills face the Giants -- leaving Buffalo without the runner who plowed for 517 yards and seven rushing touchdowns on just 93 carries as a rookie. In his absence, Reggie Bush, Mike Gillislee and promising rookie Jonathan Williams will be asked to pick up the slack behind workhorse LeSean McCoy.