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Williams faces inherent adjustment period

Ricky Williams is just the latest to benefit from the CFL's open-door policy regarding high-profile RBs, writes Len Pasquarelli.

Originally Published: June 16, 2006
By Len Pasquarelli | ESPN.com

When the Toronto Argonauts and Hamilton Tiger-Cats meet Saturday afternoon in their season openers, the starting tailbacks for the CFL teams, Ricky Williams and Josh Ranek, respectively, will provide a graphic portrayal of the disparate expectations for some runners who venture north of the border to continue their professional football careers.

Some tailbacks, such as Ranek and Troy Davis of the Edmonton Eskimos, go to the CFL to make a living. And others, such as Williams and former Minnesota ...

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