Updated Jan. 8, 12:30 p.m.
With running back Le'Veon Bell ruled out for Saturday's AFC Wild Card game against the Bengals, running back Fitzgerald Toussaint is ready to do whatever is asked of him.
Toussaint, who has seen limited game action this year, has taken advantage of every snap he has gotten this year, including the last few weeks when he saw a lion's share of the work on Wednesdays.
"These past couple of weeks Wednesdays have been big days for me, getting a lot of reps because DeAngelo had played the entire game," said Toussaint. "I think it helps me a lot. It allows me to apply my off the field stuff on the field so I can be ready.
"I just want to prepare to hunt. I think that is going to be the key to this game."
Toussaint stepped in for Williams when he went down last week, and while he had only 18 carries for 42 yards in the regular season, his teammates have confidence that he can get the job done if Williams isn't able to go.
"He is a good runner. He gets downhill," said center Cody Wallace. "We are comfortable with him in protection as well. He knows his assignments. If you watch him on the practice field all season the guy finishes all of his reps and he is getting downfield. He gives it his all out there. His overall attitude on the field is great."
Toussaint moved up the depth chart this season, going from practice squad when the season began, to the active roster on Nov. 27, to stepping in when Williams went down because of his work ethci.
"I take pride in my work ethic," said Toussaint. "I go out there every day and put it all on the line. I will be ready if my number is called. I hope DeAngelo is good, but I have to be ready to take on that task."