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Kyle Williams | Defensive Lineman | #95

Team: Buffalo Bills
Age / DOB:  (33) / 6/10/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 303
College: LSU
Drafted: 2006 / Rd. 5 (134) / BUF
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Bills DT Kyle Williams (knee) passed his physical.
Williams had meniscus surgery last November. He was considered questionable for Week 1, but getting off the PUP list this early in camp guarantees he will be ready if he avoids setbacks. The Bills announced fellow DT Marcell Dareus also passed his physical. Aug 8 - 9:58 AM

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Bills placed DT Kyle Williams (meniscus surgery) on the active/PUP list.

Williams had surgery last November. There's no timetable for when he might return, though Williams previously stated that his goal was to be ready for Week 1. Adolphus Washington is in line for more reps at DT with Williams sidelined.
Jul 29 - 1:47 PM

Bills DT Kyle Williams (knee) could be limited for the start of training camp.

Williams missed OTAs recovering from November meniscus surgery. He remains on track for Week 1, but Buffalo isn't going to rush him back. Stephon Gilmore (holdout), RT Seantrel Henderson (illness), and WR Kolby Listenbee (thigh) are also questionable for camp.
Source: ESPN
Jul 20 - 6:41 PM

Bills DT Kyle Williams (meniscus surgery) is not sure when he will be able to practice.

Williams underwent meniscus surgery in November. It would be something of a surprise if he is not ready for training camp, but the Bills will almost certainly take it slow with their veteran tackle. Williams said his goal is to be ready for Week 1.
Jun 6 - 10:15 AM

Bills DT Kyle Williams has agreed to a $1.75 million pay cut.

His base salary for 2016 was trimmed from $6 million to $4.25 million, though he'll make some of the money back with a $500,000 roster bonus. The Bills have already used the savings to sign TE Jim Dray and S Robert Blanton. Williams is slated to miss most of the Bills' offseason program after undergoing meniscus surgery in November.
Mar 20 - 9:05 AM

Bills GM Doug Whaley expects DT Kyle Williams (meniscus surgery) to be ready for training camp.

Whaley did hint that Williams could miss the entire offseason program after going under the knife in late November. Going on 33, Williams was limited to six appearances in 2015, but missed just one game over the previous three seasons. He's a key cog along the Bills' defensive line, and will be even more so once Mario Williams is released.
Jan 26 - 3:53 PM

Bills DT Kyle Williams (knee) is expected back with the team in 2016.

Buffalo's run defense fell off a cliff when Williams was lost to meniscus surgery in late November. A difference-maker on the interior, Williams will be entering his age-33 season with a $7 million base salary. Still, the Bills need to retain their other D-Line talent with Mario Williams on his way out.
Jan 4 - 4:42 PM

Bills placed DT Kyle Williams on season-ending injured reserve with a knee injury.

This move is procedural after Williams underwent meniscus surgery last week. With Williams sidelined, the Bills' once-stout run defense has fallen off a cliff. DT T.J. Barnes, DE LaVar Edwards and LB Kevin Reddick were all signed to the active roster Tuesday.
Tue, Dec 1, 2015 11:07:00 AM

Bills DT Kyle Williams needs meniscus surgery and is likely to miss the rest of the season.

Williams exited Week 6 with a PCL injury and was initially expected to miss 2-4 weeks. His knee hasn't responded to treatment, however, and Williams is now headed for I.R. Alex Carrington and Corbin Bryant have been filling in.
Fri, Nov 27, 2015 12:34:00 PM

Bills coach Rex Ryan said DT Kyle Williams (knee) is "50/50" to return this season.

Williams has been sidelined since suffering a knee injury "more significant than just a little sprain" Week 6. Williams was ruled out for this week very early, and it sounds like he is not expected back soon if at all. The Bills have given up 4.68 yards per carry to running backs over the last four games with Williams out. They gave up 3.8 yards per carry to backs the first five weeks of the season.
Sat, Nov 21, 2015 12:54:00 PM

Bills DT Kyle Williams (PCL) is not expected to play this week against the Patriots.

Williams has an extra day to get ready with the Bills playing on Monday night, but coach Rex Ryan said, "I don't think he's going to be ready to go this week." Williams has been sidelined since spraining his PCL Week 6.
Tue, Nov 17, 2015 11:51:00 AM

Bills DT Kyle Williams (PCL) will miss "at least" the next two games.

Williams says his injury is "more significant than just a little sprain," but that it doesn't require surgery. Williams went down in Week 6. Corbin Bryant is filling in during Williams' absence.
Mon, Nov 2, 2015 01:16:00 PM

Bills DT Kyle Williams exited Week 6 against the Bengals with a sprained PCL and is expected to miss 3-4 weeks.

Williams will undergo further testing to make sure that's the extent of the damage after Williams went down in the fourth quarter of Sunday's loss to the Bengals. Williams is arguably the Bills' best defensive lineman.
Sun, Oct 18, 2015 04:33:00 PM

The Bills will use Kyle Williams at defensive end in Rex Ryan's 3-4.

He'll be a "five technique," the same position Williams played under Mike Pettine in 2013. Williams recorded 68 tackles and a career-high 10.5 sacks that season, adding one forced fumble. Marcell Dareus will play nose tackle under Rex.
Fri, May 15, 2015 03:37:00 PM

Bills signed DT Kyle Williams to a one-year, $10.5 million contract extension through 2017.

Williams was scheduled to count $6.4 million against the cap this season. This is likely a move to help knock that number down after the Bills' recent spending spree. Soon-to-be 32-year-old Williams has blossomed into one of the NFL's top defensive tackles with 20.5 sacks over the past three seasons.
Wed, Mar 11, 2015 10:50:00 AM

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4Austin Trainor
RB1LeSean McCoy
2Reggie Bush
3Mike Gillislee
4Jonathan Williams
5Dan Herron
GLB1LeSean McCoy
2Mike Gillislee
3RB1LeSean McCoy
2Reggie Bush
FB1Jerome Felton
2Glenn Gronkowski
WR11Sammy Watkins
2Greg Salas
3Greg Little
4Marcus Easley
5Jarrett Boykin
WR21Robert Woods
2Marquise Goodwin
3Walter Powell
4Kolby Listenbee
5Dezmin Lewis
WR31Marquise Goodwin
TE1Charles Clay
2Jim Dray
3Blake Annen
4Nick O'Leary
LT1Cordy Glenn
2Cyrus Kouandjio
3Justin Renfrow
4Chris Martin
LG1Richie Incognito
2Cyril Richardson
3Jamison Lalk
C1Eric Wood
2Fernando Velasco
3Robert Kugler
RG1John Miller
2Ryan Groy
RT1Jordan Mills
2Seantrel Henderson
3Marquis Lucas
K1Dan Carpenter