Bengals ORG Williams to rejoin team

Posted Oct. 03, 2011 @ 5:13 p.m.
Posted By Christian West

ORG Bobbie Williams will rejoin the Bengals on a roster exemption after serving a four-game suspension for violating the league's substance-abuse policy, the team announced Monday.

The exemption means that Williams can participate in team activities without counting against the 53-man roster for a week. After the week is up, the team will have to release someone else off the active roster to make room for Williams, or release him.

The way we see it

Williams has been a key contributor on the Bengals' offensive line, with 109 starts in seven seasons with the team.

Rookie Clint Boling has been solid in pass protection but had difficulties in the run game. Williams has been a strong run blocker throughout his career and could help open some holes for RB Cedric Benson.