The Indianapolis Colts continue to bring in unrestricted free agents for visits, despite still being pretty quiet overall in terms of signings thus far in free agency. Former Miami Dolphins running back Damien Williams will be the next one in the door, as he is scheduled to come in to visit with Chris Ballard and the Colts Tuesday according to Omar Kelly of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.
Williams isn’t a big name back who carries a ton of expectations with him, however, he was a solid utility back for the Dolphins for the past 4 seasons. The 5-foot-11, 211-pound back was ultimately used to spell Jay Ajayi and Kenyon Drake over the past two seasons and was used in multiple situations in 2017.
Williams wasn’t pinned into solely a third-down option as he was used primarily on first, and second downs. In fact, of his 74 plays last season, only 23 of those opportunities were on third- and fourth down plays (31%). Williams has a career 3.6 yards per carry average, but has been used fairly evenly in the passing game as well, catching 85 balls for 733 yards with 6 scores to his name.
In 2017 Williams rushed for 181 yards on 46 carries, and caught 20 passes for 155 yards and a touchdown. With Josh Ferguson, Matt Jones, Robert Turbin and Marlon Mack being the existing backs on the roster at this moment, Williams looks to be a potential ‘competition’ signing which Ballard is so fond of.
The Colts are expected to add another running back in the draft in late April, and it’s fair to assume that there could be some jockeying with the roster between now and then.