The Bengals still don’t know what exactly they have in Anderson and Williams, who both have yet to record an NFL carry.
Anderson impressed the home crowd at Paul Brown Stadium in the third preseason game last August, but four days later in the preseason finale, he re-tore the ACL he had repaired as a senior at Oklahoma one year prior. He missed the entire 2019 campaign, and Anderson has experienced one healthy season since graduating high school – a Heisman-like junior year with the Sooners.
Williams, who ranks second on Texas A&M’s all-time rushing list despite forgoing his senior year for the draft, began his rookie NFL season injured as well but ended up suiting up for 11 games and playing a role on special teams. He did not record a carry or a catch and played just seven snaps on offense.