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Running back Jamaal Williams part of quality tandem for Green Bay Packers

Green Bay Packers running back Jamaal Williams runs against the Texans on Sunday in Houston. (AP photo)
Green Bay Packers running back Jamaal Williams warms up before a game against the Texans on Sunday in Houston. (AP photo)

Green Bay’s Jamaal Williams understands the opportunities that could await him in the offseason, but he’s focusing on the present while teaming up with Aaron Jones to form one of the NFL’s top running-back tandems.

Williams showcased his talents Sunday as the Packers’ offense didn’t miss a beat without Jones in a 35-20 victory over the Houston Texans. Williams ran for 77 yards, caught five passes for 37 yards and scored his first touchdown of the season.

“I love the grind,” Williams said Monday. “I love wearing down defenses from first quarter to fourth quarter and really just showing that mental strength we have as a team, let them know we’re going to keep battling and moving the ball and try to score every time we get the ball.”

Jones and Williams give Green Bay an extraordinary amount of talent at the position as both are in the last years of their contracts.

The Packers have plenty of tough decisions to make in the offseason with Pro Bowl offensive tackle David Bakhtiari, center Corey Linsley and cornerback Kevin King also potential free agents.

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