Buffalo Bills sign CFL lead receiver Duke Williams

Edmonton Eskimos D'haquille Williams (81) celebrates a touchdown against the Calgary Stampeders during first half CFL action in Edmonton, Alta., on Saturday September 8, 2018. (Jason Franson/CP)

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. — The Buffalo Bills have signed D’haquille "Duke" Williams to a reserve-future contract after he led the Canadian Football League with 1,579 yards receiving.

The 25-year-old Williams spent the past two seasons with Edmonton before being released by the Eskimos last week to pursue his NFL opportunities. He also had 88 catches and finished tied for the CFL lead with 11 touchdowns last season.

Overall, he had 135 catches for 2,294 yards and 15 TDs in 31 career CFL games.

Williams had a troubled college career at Auburn. He was kicked off the team after breaking teammate Xavier Dampeer’s jaw during an altercation in October 2015. Some 10 months earlier, Williams was suspended from playing in the Outback Bowl for breaking team rules.

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