Jamaal Williams: I see going to Detroit as a new beginning



After spending his first four seasons with Green Bay, the running back Jamaal williams chose to sign a two-year, $ 7.5 million deal with Detroit.

Williams joins a backfield with a 2020 second-round pick By André Swift. But Williams feels the Lions will always give him ample opportunity to show what he can do.

“I see it like just a new start, again for me to just be able to show off my talents and show off my abilities and everything that I’ve been working on all this offseason, ”said Williams, via Eric Woodyard of ESPN. “I always know that I can always work on something to improve myself and find something that I can improve or find something new.

“So you can always improve, and I’m just grateful to the coaches, the GM and everyone for giving me an opportunity, and that’s all I ever wanted, it was right. an opportunity to be able to show my abilities.… Now I can do that in a new offense by being able to get my running backs coach Duce Staley and Anthony Lynn as CO. It’s just good. Then with the head coach [Dan Campbell] bite the kneecaps and all that. You know what I mean? It’s like, ‘uh oh, this boy feels really young.’ “

Williams rushed for 404 yards and a pair of touchdowns last season, also adding 31 receptions for 236 yards and one touchdown in the air. In 60 career games, he has 1,985 rushing yards and 10 rushing touchdowns. He caught 122 passes for 961 yards with eight touchdowns.

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