Bills waive/injured fan favorite WR Duke Williams among 4 roster moves

With one preseason game remaining on their schedule, the Buffalo Bills made four roster moves on Monday.

Buffalo announced on Monday afternoon that they had signed running back Kerrith Whyte and cornerback Tim Harris to their roster.

Whyte, 24, was drafted in the seventh round of the 2019 NFL Draft out of Florida Atlantic. In Buffalo, Whyte will be reunited with former teammate Devin Singletary. The back is known for his speed (4.36 40-yard dash). Whyte has appeared in six games in the NFL with the Pittsburgh Steelers. During that time, he rushed for 122 yards on 24 attempts (5.08 YPC). He also averaged 18.9 yards per return on 14 kickoffs.

Harris, 26, was a sixth round pick in 2019 NFL Draft by the San Francisco 49ers. Harris has appeared in two NFL games in his career including one last year against the Bills. The cornerback suffered a groin injury this season that led to the 49ers placing Harris on the injured reserve. He was released released by the team with an injury settlement.

To make room for Whyte and Harris, the Bills placed guard Forrest Lamp on the injured reserve while wide receiver Duke Williams was waived/injured.

Lamp was signed to compete for a depth role at guard, but suffered a calf injury on July 31 that kept him off of the practice field. The former 2017 second-round pick of the Chargers has only appeared in 25 games due to a torn ACL during his rookie year and a broken fibula in 2019. Last season was the first year in which Lamp was a full-time starter in the league.

Williams, 28, was a fan favorite in Buffalo. He joined the team in 2019 after being named a CFL All-Star in 2018 with the Edmonton Eskimos. The wide receiver had his fair share of highlight videos during training camp in his first two seasons in Buffalo, but spent the majority of his time on the team’s practice squad. The wide receiver had a few bright moments with the Bills including watching the game-winning touchdown pass against the Tennessee Titans in 2019 and recording over 100 yards receiving in the team’s regular season finale that same year. The wide receiver will now go through waivers. If he is not claimed elsewhere, Williams will be put on the injured reserve.

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