Adam Caplan: Bengals Roy Williams Is Not Expected To Return

CINCINNATI - DECEMBER 26: Roy Williams #31 of the Cincinnati Bengals celebrates after recovering a fumble during the NFL game against the San Diego Chargers at Paul Brown Stadium on December 26 2010 in Cincinnati Ohio. The Bengals 34-20. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

The Bengals safety position is thin as it is. We've known that. Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis has already admitted that Reggie Nelson and Chris Crocker are expected to be the team's starters. A heavy dose of rookie Robert Sands filling in won't be unexpected. Tom Nelson, an exclusive-rights free agent, could return and we're pretty sure the Bengals will make every effort to bring Chinedum Ndukwe back. However, even with the position being so thin, don't expect unrestricted free agent safety Roy Williams to return.

According to Fox Sports' Adam Caplan, Roy Williams "is not expected to return" to the Bengals after two-year stint with the team. After missing 12 games in 2009, finding Injured Reserve with a fractured forearm on November 13, Williams signed another one-year deal during the offseason in which he played 12 games.

Two one-year contracts and Williams played the extent of one full season.

Williams posted 61 tackles, a quarterback sack and a pick against the Pittsburgh Steelers, leading the team with three fumble recoveries. A knee injury forced him to miss three games early in the season and a concussion kept him out of the team's November 21st loss to the Buffalo Bills.

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