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August 15, 2013

Rookie Williams comfortable in any role

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ANDERSON, Ind. —

"I did all right running the ball," Williams said, seeming unimpressed with his own performance. "The offensive line did a great job blocking up front, and they opened up some good holes for me. I just tried to take advantage of it."

Checking in at 5-foot-8 and 196 pounds, Williams is two inches taller and 15 pounds heavier than New Orleans Saints all-purpose back Darren Sproles.

Sproles began his career in the NFL as LaDainian Tomlinson's backup with the San Diego Chargers. He carved a niche out for himself as a return man on special teams and now is used as an all-purpose offensive weapon by the Saints.

Williams eventually could grow into a similar role in Indianapolis, serving as a change-of-pace in the running game while the coaches devise ways to use his speed in the open field.

He isn't sure what the future holds, but he's willing to play whatever role he is assigned.

"I honestly just want to do whatever the coaches want me to do," Williams said. "Whether it be change-of-pace back or playing on special teams, whatever it takes to contribute to the team is what I want to do."

 

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