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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
Contract: view contract details

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Coach Sean McDermott announced DT Kyle Williams will be back with the Bills in 2017.
Set to count $8.3 million against the cap in the final year of his deal and coming up on his 34th birthday, Williams' roster spot was believed to be "extremely vulnerable." It's possible the two sides have agreed to a pay cut, but either way, Williams figures to be a fine fit in McDermott's 4-3 front. Mar 1 - 9:39 AM

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The Buffalo News' Vic Carucci considers DT Kyle Williams' roster spot "extremely vulnerable."

Especially if the Bills keep Tyrod Taylor, they will have to make some cap-saving moves. Turning 34 in June, Williams carries an $8.3 million cap number and would save the Bills $6.8 million if released. Williams would make a lot of sense in Philadelphia as a replacement for impending free agent NT Bennie Logan. Williams had a monster year under Eagles DC Jim Schwartz with Buffalo in 2014, dominating as both an interior pass rusher and run defender.
Feb 24 - 4:57 PM

Bills DT Kyle Williams hinted that he plans on returning for next season.

"They want me back and I'm just going to prepare like I am," said Williams after Friday's practice with the AFC Pro Bowl team. "We'll see where we end up." The 33-year-old brought up retirement earlier this month but now it sounds like he'll play to end of his contract, which expires after 2017. Williams earned PFF's fifth-highest grade among 3-4 defensive ends in 2016.
Jan 27 - 3:59 PM

When asked about retirement, Bills DT Kyle Williams said he will "evaluate everything over the next couple of weeks."

"As far as a timeline, I don't really have one," Williams added. "We'll kind of go with the flow." The 33-year-old struggled with a back injury late in the season after undergoing meniscus surgery the year before. Williams remains an elite run defender, but he might not want to put his body through another season. Williams is set to earn $6.8 million in salary and bonuses in 2017, the final year of his deal.
Jan 2 - 1:33 PM

Bills DE Kyle Williams (back) returned to practice Thursday.

Williams sat out Wednesday with his troublesome back injury, but he was back on the field Thursday and should be ready to play this week. The Bills' run defense is a different animal whenever Williams is active.
Source: ESPN
Thu, Dec 22, 2016 10:50:00 AM

Bills DE Kyle Williams (back) is active for Week 15 against the Browns.

Williams was a game-time decision. He could be on a snap count, but his presence is a huge boost for the Bills' run defense.
Sun, Dec 18, 2016 11:35:00 AM

Bills DE Kyle Williams (back) is listed as questionable for Week 15.

He was limited on Friday and will be a game-time decision. The Bills were gashed in run defense by the Steelers last week, and Williams is a difference maker in the run game. His absence would help Isaiah Crowell's outlook.
Fri, Dec 16, 2016 01:15:00 PM

Kyle Williams (back) did not practice again Thursday.

Williams said he is hopeful about returning this Sunday, but he has not missed the first two practices of the week. The veteran could play without any practice reps, but it would be good to see him back to work on Friday. The Bills' run defense is much better when Williams is active.
Thu, Dec 15, 2016 11:52:00 AM

Bills DT Kyle Williams (back) did not practice Wednesday.

Williams sat out last week's game against the Steelers, and the Bills were completely run over by Le'Veon Bell. Williams is hopeful he can return this week, and the Bills will need him against a Browns offense which wants to lean on the run.
Thu, Dec 15, 2016 10:23:00 AM

Bills coach Rex Ryan is "concerned" about Kyle Williams' (back, questionable) availability.

Williams' back reportedly locked up Thursday night and he was not able to practice Friday. Jerel Worthy will take on a bigger role if Williams cannot play.
Source: ESPN
Fri, Dec 9, 2016 12:05:00 PM

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.
Mon, Aug 8, 2016 09:58:00 AM

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.
Fri, Jul 29, 2016 01:47:00 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
Wed, Jul 20, 2016 06:41:00 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.
Mon, Jun 6, 2016 10:15:00 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.
Sun, Mar 20, 2016 09:05:00 AM

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