The Pittsburgh Steelers have long been a family-oriented organization, as evidenced by their majority ownership staying within the Rooney family since their 1933 inception. Now, they are taking it to a new level, announcing they have signed linebacker Vince Williams' brother, Karlos Williams, to their practice squad.
We have signed RB Karlos Williams to our practice squad.— Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers) October 12, 2016
Williams, a second-year running back, was released by the Buffalo Bills this off-season after being suspended the first four games of the season for violations of the NFL Policy and Program for Substances of Abuse.
As a rookie, Williams saw action in 11 games, carrying the ball 93 times for 517 yards, an average of 5.6 yards per carry. He also had 14 catches for 96 yards. Williams scored nine touchdowns in 2015 -- seven as a runner, and two as a receiver.
Williams was selected in the fifth round, with the 155th overall selection, by the Bills.