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Mammoth Forward Zed Williams Spotted at Buffalo Bills Rookie Camp

EDITOR’S NOTE: Williams was released from the Buffalo Bills over the weekend, but nonetheless was able to utilize the opportunity to train with some of the world’s top athletes while further serving as a role model for athletes in not being afraid to try a new sport or compete at various levels and platforms of the game we love.

DENVER — Sometimes when the world zigs, it’s good to zag. Exactly what Mammoth forward Zed Williams did when he accepted a training camp invite from the National Football League’s (NFL) Buffalo Bills this spring.

A physical forward during the National Lacrosse League’s (NLL) indoor campaign, an elite attack man for the Premier Lacrosse League’s (PLL) field-based ventures and this past summer, a long-pole defender for the Haudenosaunee Nation … the dominant talent has proven he can excel at various levels, and variations, of the game.

And while he very much intends to continue embracing the sport he loves, lacrosse, the Empire State resident couldn’t pass up an opportunity to transcend his talents to one of the world’s most powerful and popular leagues.

With rookie camp beginning earlier this week, local Buffalo media have shown the team, and Williams, some love in covering the hometown hopeful’s attendance at offseason ramp-up activities.

The coolest part is that this does not appear to be a PR stunt, rather an actual avenue for the 6-4, 235-lb. talent to represent his hometown team. Seen doing some defensive-minded drills at camp, the Colorado contributor would likely slot into some sort of linebacker or edge roll, aka potentially training against offensive line personnel some 330 lbs. and above. Per the team, there may also be chance Williams competes for a spot as a tight end, given his hand skills, size and overall athleticism.

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But if you’ve ever seen Williams score a 4-on-1 shorthanded goal (which, we’ve seen several times, now), then you’ll understand why the big-bodied, yet shifty, athlete has drawn some intrigue from an NFL franchise which has very much pressed the reset button on a majority of its defensive personnel after leaning on some veterans the past few seasons.

While he’s likely fighting for more of a depth role, there’s definitely still an outside chance that the talent stays around for a bit if he can continue competing. If the opportunity doesn’t pan out, he’s expected to resume his role filling nets for the PLL’s Whipsnakes this summer.

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