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Bills’ Karlos Williams suspended first four games

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Buffalo Bills running back Karlos Williams will miss the first four games of the 2016 NFL season after the league announced he was suspended for violating the league’s substance abuse policy. Williams made other news this offseason for showing up to the team’s Organized Team Activities overweight, explaining it as sympathy weight he gained due to his fiancee’s pregnancy.

Williams carried the ball 93 times for 517 yards with seven touchdowns last year, along with 11 receptions for 96 yards and two more scores.

According to Buffalo Rumblings, Williams’ suspension could be good news for a former Miami Dolphins player. Explaining, Dan Lavoie writes, “Suffice it to say, Mike Gillislee's roster spot is suddenly looking awfully golden compared to its status two months ago.” Gillislee was a fifth-round draft choice for the Dolphins in 2013, playing in three games for the team that year, with six carries for 21 yards. He played in five games, with one start, last year for Buffalo, carrying the ball 47 times for 267 yards with three touchdowns.