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UNC Football: The Buffalo Bills change their minds, re-sign Antonio Williams

Released just weeks ago, Antonio Williams leaves his assistant coaching role at UNC for a chance to make an NFL roster

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Woody Allen famously said, “If you want to make God laugh, tell Him about your plans.” So it goes with Antonio Williams, the Tar Heel running back turned undrafted free agent, turned Buffalo Bill, turned Tar Heel assistant running back coach, turned Buffalo Bill.

Antonio Williams was released by Buffalo on August 5th. He was in an unfortunate situation as an UFA, having to prove himself to Bills brass without the benefit of preseason games. When he was released, Antonio returned to Chapel Hill to help Robert Gillespie coach the running backs, while finishing his degree and utilizing Carolina’s state-of-the-art facilities to stay ready for a possible call up.

On August 30th, that day came. Buffalo re-signed Antonio Williams to shore up depth issues at running back and special teams prior to the start of the NFL season. The obstacles Antonio faced when he first showed up to Buffalo remain, but he obviously left a good enough impression on the Bills that they felt compelled to bring him in. Only good things can come from this.

Good luck to Antonio as he battles for a final roster spot. Stay away from any fold-out tables in the stadium parking lot!