With Delone Carter being traded earlier this week, a few more reps have opened up at the running back position.
One back who has gotten a ton of reps for the Colts this training camp is Kerwynn Williams.
The 2013 seventh-round draft pick has made the most of those chances.
“Every time he touches the ball, he seems to make things happen,” head coach Chuck Pagano said earlier this week. “Whether it’s returning kicks, returning punts, lining up at tailback, he’s done a lot of good things.
“He’s got good vision, quick feet. He’s a tough kid, a quick study, quick learner. He’s a guy that has caught everybody’s eye and making a case for himself to make this roster.”
Kerwynn Williams’ Stats
Against the Bills, Williams returned five kicks for 89 yards, and touched the ball via rush, catch and punt return an additional seven times.
The following week against the Giants, Williams had a kick return for 22 yards and two punt returns for 21 yards.
Those number of reps should not dwindle as the Colts head into the final preseason games of 2013.
“He’s one of the guys that has been somewhat opportunistic as far as getting an opportunity to make a play and of course making the play,” offensive coordinator Pep Hamilton said of Williams.
“He’s been able to create his own yards. Even in our scrimmages over the course of training camp, he shows a knack for making a guy miss in the hole and getting more out of plays that in most cases you would think we’re starting to break down. He’s done well for himself.”
Williams was very politically correct when talking about his first NFL training camp.
He feels as if he’s improving each week with the biggest challenge coming with the multiple opposing defenses and picking them up in pass blocking situations.
As a late round draft pick fighting to secure his spot on the 53-man roster it’s pretty clear that Williams play alone is doing enough talking.
“I’m definitely trying to do the best that I can and hopefully I can continue to do that and earn that praise.”
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