Buffalo Bills rookie running back Karlos Williams, 22, has been listed as probable on the team injury report that was submitted to the officials of the National Football League on Friday.
Williams who is recovering from a shoulder injury was limited in the practice sessions on Thursday. Buffalo Bills sports reporter Chris Brown says it is likely that Williams will be the starting running back for the Bills next Sunday.
Williams will replace Bills starting running back LeSean McCoy who will not be playing football next Sunday versus the Cowboys since he suffered an injury to his right knee that kept him out of the practice sessions with his teammates this week.
Williams will be sharing running back duties with Mike Gillislee and Anthony Dixon during the Week 16 football game versus the Cowboys.
The Bills are not in contention to make the playoffs this year. The Bills have decided to give Williams who is a rookie some playing time for the next two football games as their lead running back.
Williams was a fifth round draft choice of the Buffalo Bills in the 2015 National Football League Draft out of Florida State University.
The Bills are currently in third place in the American Football Conference East Division standings six games behind the New England Patriots (12-2).
It is unclear if McCoy will be able to return as the lead running back of the Bills in the final regular season game versus the New York Jets. McCoy has a torn MCL to his right knee. McCoy suffered the injury during the Bills 35-25 loss to the Washington Redskins on Sunday December 20, 2015.
Since the Bills are not in contention to make the playoffs this year, it would be wise for the team to have Williams, Gillislee and Dixon do the bulk of the running game for the next two football games of the 2015 football season.
The Cowboys (4-10) will be happy to play the role of spoiler in their next football game versus the Bills next Sunday at Ralph Wilson Stadium since they are not going to make a playoff run this year.