Buffalo Bills release former CFL all-star receiver Duke Williams

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The Buffalo Bills have released former CFL all-star receiver Duke Williams.

Williams had been in training camp with the team after signing a futures contract in January. He was waived with an injury designation.

The 28-year-old dressed for one game in 2020 while the spending the rest of the year on the Bills practice squad.

The six-foot-three, 225-pound target made 12 catches for 166 yards and one touchdown — a game-winning TD in his NFL debut – in four games during the 2019 season.

Williams was moved to active roster for Buffalo’s Super Wild Card Weekend match-up against the Indianapolis Colts, although he did not dress for the game.

During his first camp with Buffalo, Williams grabbed the attention of franchise quarterback Josh Allen. He earned over $690,000 while playing with the Bills.

In Canada, Williams caught 88 passes during the 2018 CFL season for a league-leading 1,579 yards and 11 touchdowns in 18 games. The physical presence earned three-down league all-star honours that year which led to the NFL interest.
Justin Dunk is a football insider, sports reporter and anchor.