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Report: Pittsburgh Steelers showing interest in former Bills RB Karlos Williams

The Pittsburgh Steelers don't necessarily need running backs on their roster, but reports are showing they are showing interest in Karlos Williams, Vince Williams' brother.

Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports

The Pittsburgh Steelers have already trimmed their roster from 90 to 79 players, but it hasn't stopped them from keeping an eye on the players who are currently available. According to reports, one of those players is former Buffalo Bills running back Karlos Williams, brother of Steelers ILB Vince Williams.

Capaccio, a beat writer for the Bills, stated the Steelers continue to show interest in Karlos Williams, and I doubt it would be a stretch to imagine Vince pulling some strings for his brother to become a part of what could be a very special group in 2016. Nonetheless, Karlos is suspended the first four games of the 2016 season due to a DUI and violation of the league's Substance Abuse Program.

What is even more head scratching in this scenario is the Steelers reported need for a running back. Le'Veon Bell is the entrenched starter, with DeAngelo Williams fully capable as the primary backup, and starter throughout Bell's three-game suspension. However, the team seems to have two capable players currently on their roster who could fill out the depth chart, Fitzgerald Toussaint and Daryl Richardson.

Both players have played well in the preseason, but these reports of the Steelers' interest in Williams could show their lack of faith in any running back not named Bell or Williams.

In 2015, as a rookie, Williams rushed for 517 yards on 93 attempts in 11 games, all while scoring 7 touchdowns. Williams is a bigger back, 6-feet 1-inches and 229-pounds, but has had questions surrounding his conditioning after his tenure in Buffalo came to a close.

If the Steelers decide to sign Williams, it would be more than just a reuniting with his biological brother, it would equate to the end of the road for either Toussaint or Richardson.