Back to Canada: star receiver Duke Williams evaluating opportunities, offers from multiple CFL teams

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Star receiver Duke Williams is evaluating opportunities and offers from multiple CFL teams, per league sources.

The phone lines have been heating up with CFL teams wanting to secure his signature. He can be an instant impact-maker for any franchise in Canada and help put an offence over the top for a Grey Cup run.

Williams had spent parts of the last three years in the NFL. He was waived by the Buffalo Bills with a hamstring injury in August after earning nearly $700,000 over two seasons.

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

In Canada, Williams caught 88 passes during the 2018 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.

It’s possible Williams could decide and sign with a team north of the border over the weekend.

Justin Dunk is a football insider, sports reporter and anchor.