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Tampa Bay Signs Former Utah State RB Kerwynn Williams

May 6, 2019, 11:08 AM
Running back Kerwynn Williams #33 of the Arizona Cardinals rushes the football against defensive en...
Running back Kerwynn Williams #33 of the Arizona Cardinals rushes the football against defensive end Aaron Donald #99 of the Los Angeles Rams during the NFL game at the University of Phoenix Stadium on December 3, 2017 in Glendale, Arizona. The Rams defeated the Cardinals 32-16. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
(Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

TAMPA BAY, Fla. – The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have signed former Utah State Aggies running back Kerwynn Williams.

Williams was recently released by the Detroit Lions, but will reunite with head coach Bruce Arians, who coached Williams when he was with the Arizona Cardinals.

The former Aggie played for the Cardinals from 2014-17 with Arians there the entire time. Williams didn’t play last season after the Kansas City Chiefs released him.

During his career with the Cardinals, Williams rushed for 971 yards and 4 touchdowns in 37 career games.

Other running backs on the Buccaneers roster includes Peyton Barber, Andre Ellington, Ronald Jones, Dare Ogunbowale and Shaun Wilson. Last season, Tampa Bay finished with a 5-11 record.

Through his four seasons at Utah State, Williams rushed for 2,515 yards and 22 touchdowns. He also caught 64 passes for 870 yards and 5 touchdowns.

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