Right guard Bobbie Williams is back practicing with the Bengals after completing a four-game suspension for violating the NFL’s policy on performance-enhancing substances.
He’s gotten a lot slimmer since the last time they saw him.
The 35-year-old lineman says he worked hard during the suspension and lost 12 pounds. Coach Marvin Lewis says it’s apparent that Williams used the time away for something good. The Bengals will decide later this week whether to activate Williams for a game on Sunday in Jacksonville.
They have a one-week roster exemption on Williams, who can balance their run game when he’s in the lineup. The Bengals used two replacements for Williams and both struggled, forcing them to run mostly to the other side of the field.