Could Ricky Williams be back on a NFL field after his team the Dolphins get back from their game with the Giants in London? That could be the case according to ProFootballTalk.com, which stated today that NFL Commish Roger Goodell review Ricky’s request for reinstatement to the league. Williams had applied for the reinstatement back on October 1st, and some had speculated that Williams would not be back in the league till 2008, but now that does not appear to be the case.
If Goodell allows Williams back in the league, the Fins would have two weeks to determine if they want to keep him, or release him. The Dolphins are thin at the running back spot now with Ronnie Brown on the IR after a knee injury last week. Williams, if he can stay under control and play by the rules, could find himself quickly as the main back in the Dolphins offense – that is if the team keeps him.
The Rams are a team that may want him according to the source, but some of that talk may go away if Steven Jackson comes back and is able to play well against Cleveland this weekend. The Packers need a back, as do the Titans, but Tennessee likely wouldn’t even sniff Williams after the Pacman Jones situation last year that has him now suspended for the 2007 season.