NEW YORK -- An agreement is close to completion where retired Miami Dolphins running back Ricky Williams will serve a four-game suspension beginning next month and then be reinstated to the team by the NFL, according to parties close to the negotiations.
Looks like Ricky will be available next year. Seems kind of light from the league, but I had a suspician they would be light to get a star back.
As for the Texans, seems as if as a RB (personality aside) Ricky would be exactly what they are looking for and that Ricky would be happy in a more balanced offense where he wouldn't get 400 carries a year. Bet it takes a 2nd round pick to get him--maybe there is even a team willing to toss a 1st. This is one of those deals that fans from lots of teams are going to be very judgmental about saying no way my team should/would ever take that freak--and then after 3 more years of 1400+ yds a year, lots of fans will be wishing their team had him. Everyone knew Ricky was a nut case since college--he panicked and made a freak job decision. Get him back on his meds, have an almost zero signing bonus contract with lots of play incentives and Ricky will be in the highlight reels next year as one of the biggest off-season acquisitions.