Williams was released by the Bills this past Saturday and cleared waivers. He was a productive player as a rookie, but he was out of shape and received a four-game suspension in July for violating the league's substance-abuse policy. He made headlines in the offseason when he said he gained weight because of his pregnant fiancee's food cravings.
The Jets' interest in Williams is only preliminary; no deal is imminent. They appear set at running back with a now-healthy Matt Forte and Bilal Powell, although projected No. 3 back Khiry Robinson still isn't practicing on a full-time basis. He suffered a broken leg last Nov. 1.
A fifth-round pick last season, Williams played in 11 games, starting three. He gained 517 yards on 93 carries and scored seven rushing touchdowns in addition to two receiving touchdowns.
Williams tied an NFL record last season by scoring a touchdown in each of his first six games played in the league. New England Patriots running back Robert Edwards also scored touchdowns in his first six games as a rookie in 1998.
The visit was first reported by WGR Radio in Buffalo.