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Kyle Williams | Defensive Lineman

Team: Buffalo Bills
Age / DOB:  (31) / 6/10/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 303
College: LSU
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Bills DT Kyle Williams (back) is active for Sunday's Week 13 game against the Falcons.
Williams was questionable coming in, so his presence will be a boost to the Bills' streaming D/ST. Stevie Johnson (groin) and Robert Woods (ankle) are also active and near 100 percent. The Bills' inactives: QB Jeff Tuel, RB Ronnie Wingo, CB Brandon Smith, LB Ty Powell, G J.J. Unga, G Antoine McClain and TE Chris Gragg. Sun, Dec 1, 2013 02:46:00 PM

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Updating a previous item, Bills NT Kyle Williams (Achilles') has received medical clearance for training camp.

Williams underwent offseason surgery to repair a bone spur on his heel and missed the entire spring. He's nearing 100 percent now. "As of now he’s full go," said GM Doug Whaley. "I think they’re going to limit him in practice ... and not put too much on him right off the bat, but he is not going to be on PUP."
Fri, Jul 26, 2013 09:16:00 PM

DT Kyle Williams (Achilles') is not practicing as Bills camp opens.

Williams had February surgery to repair bone spurs in his right heel. Note that he had a similar procedure on his left heel in 2011. "It's getting better," said Williams, a two-time Pro Bowler. "It's just missing just a little bit. But it's close and I'm getting better."
Fri, Jul 26, 2013 06:23:00 PM

Bills DT Kyle Williams (Achilles') remains on track to be 100 percent for training camp.

Williams underwent a "cleanup" operation shortly after the season. His right Achilles' was "frayed." Coming off a strong campaign, Williams will be one of the focal points of new coordinator Mike Pettine's defense.
Fri, Jul 12, 2013 12:27:00 PM

Bills DT Kyle Williams (Achilles') said he will be ready for training camp.

Williams needed a cleanup on his right Achilles' tendon after playing in all 16 games last season. It's not nearly as severe as the ruptured left Achilles' tendon that kept him out of 11 games in 2011. Williams, still very effective at age 29, projects as the anchor of new DC Mike Pettine's interior.
Tue, May 28, 2013 12:53:00 PM

Bills.com confirms DT Kyle Williams is recovering from surgery on his right Achilles' tendon.

Williams had left Achilles' surgery last year. While he avoided a complete rupture of the right Achilles' -- it was "frayed" -- he's yet to be medically cleared to participate in any workouts. Last year's rehab of a similar injury sidelined Williams for five months. Williams remained highly effective, grading out as Pro Football Focus' No. 3 defensive tackle behind Geno Atkins and Gerald McCoy. The buildup of surgeries is still a concern.
Fri, May 10, 2013 06:44:00 PM

Bills DT Kyle Williams is likely to undergo Achilles' tendon surgery this offseason.

Williams underwent Achilles' surgery on his left foot last year. This time, the issue is on his right side. The good news is that there isn't a complete rupture, meaning his timetable will be in the six month range. Williams played through the injury in the final 10 games of the season, finishing with 46 tackles and a career-high five sacks.
Tue, Jan 1, 2013 09:23:00 AM

Bills DTs Kyle Williams (questionable, ankle) and Spencer Johnson (questionable, ankle) are both expected to play in Week 7.

Both players were limited during practice this week but will suit up against the Titans and Chris Johnson. After grading out as Pro Football Focus' No. 1 defensive tackle in 2011, Williams comes in at No. 7 in the rankings so far in 2012. Also listed as questionable for Buffalo's defense is CB Terrence McGee (knee) and Da'Norris Searcy (ankle).
Sat, Oct 20, 2012 01:38:00 PM

Bills DT Kyle Williams had another strong outing in Saturday's preseason game against the Steelers.

WGR 550 Buffalo reporter Joe Buscaglia noted Williams' performance as "imposing his will on every play," "first off the line every time," and "just ridiculous." It's a good sign for Williams, who may not even be back to 100-percent health after undergoing foot surgery last season. Williams was Pro Football Focus' top-rated defensive tackle in 2010.
Sun, Aug 26, 2012 10:10:00 AM

Bills DT Kyle Williams (foot surgery) is expected to be back to full strength by training camp.

After monitoring Williams during OTAs and minicamp, BuffaloBills.com's Chris Brown pointed out that his "sudden burst off the ball was there and knifing through gaps was evident." Arguably the game's best 4-3 nose tackle when healthy, Williams will anchor the middle of the up-and-coming Buffalo defense.
Sun, Jun 24, 2012 11:20:00 AM

Bills DT Kyle Williams (foot surgery) has resumed participating in team drills at full-squad OTAs.

We'll be sure to update if there are any setbacks, but it sounds like Williams will be 100 percent for training camp. Williams' effectiveness dropped off in five appearances at less than full strength last season, but he was a dominant defender in 2010 and is 29 years old. He'll be the primary interior run stopper for a Bills defensive line that collected talent this offseason.
Tue, Jun 5, 2012 01:59:00 PM

Bills DT Kyle Williams (foot surgery) is limited to individual drills at this week's OTAs.

Dwan Edwards is lining up next to Marcel Dareus on the inside, with Mario Williams and Chris Kelsay as the starting defensive ends. Williams remains on track for a training camp return.
Tue, May 29, 2012 01:35:00 PM

Bills DT Kyle Williams (foot surgery) has been cleared to resume jogging.

"It’s all straight line stuff, but I’m on dry land now under body weight," Williams said. He also confirmed he expects to be "full go" for training camp. Along with Marcell Dareus, Williams will anchor the Bills' line in 2012 as they switch from a 3-4 to 4-3 defense.
Tue, Mar 6, 2012 09:23:00 AM

Bills DC Dave Wannstedt is confident that DT Kyle Williams (foot surgery) will be ready for the start of training camp.

"There has not been a setback in any form or fashion," said Wannstedt. The new coordinator confirmed the Bills will primarily use a four-man front, with Williams and Marcel Dareus as the "centerpiece" in the change of philosophy.
Thu, Feb 16, 2012 04:27:00 PM

Bills NT Kyle Williams (I.R., left foot) faces six months of rehab following surgery to remove bone spurs near his Achilles.

Williams revealed that he was shut down for the season because it was feared that his Achilles' tendon was close to a rupture. He expects to be as good as new by training camp.
Thu, Dec 8, 2011 05:20:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1E.J. Manuel
2Thad Lewis
3Jeff Tuel
4Dennis Dixon
RB1C.J. Spiller
2Fred Jackson
3Bryce Brown
4Anthony Dixon
5Ronnie Wingo
GLB1Fred Jackson
2Bryce Brown
3RB1Fred Jackson
2C.J. Spiller
FB1Frank Summers
2Evan Rodriguez
WR11Sammy Watkins
2Marquise Goodwin
3Chris Hogan
4Chris Summers
5Naaman Roosevelt
WR21Robert Woods
2Mike Williams
3T.J. Graham
4Marcus Easley
5Kevin Elliott
WR31Mike Williams
TE1Scott Chandler
2Tony Moeaki
3Lee Smith
4Chris Gragg
5Dominique Jones
K1Dan Carpenter
2Dustin Hopkins