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Aaron Williams | Defensive Back | #23

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (27) / 4/23/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 199
College: Texas
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 2 (34) / BUF
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Free agent S Aaron Williams visited the Jaguars.
It's the first known interest in Williams, who was designated a Post June cut back in March. NFL Network's Ian Rapoport says Williams is healthy and "ready to play" after being limited to 10 games the last two seasons with neck injuries. Williams played under coach Doug Marrone in Buffalo, but Jacksonville wouldn't be a great spot for him after signing SS Barry Church. May 3 - 7:01 PM

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Free agent S Aaron Williams (neck) plans to continue his career.

Williams had been noncommittal on his future after ending the last two years on I.R. The Bills moved on from him but he should be able to land prove-it offers. Williams is one of the league's better cover safeties when healthy, but has played just 10 games since 2014.
Mar 10 - 6:10 PM

Bills designated SS Aaron Williams as a post-June 1 cut.

Buffalo's saves $4.2 million this year but will have $2.4 million in dead money on their 2018 cap. Williams has ended the last two seasons on I.R. with serious neck injuries and is reportedly uncertain about his NFL future. Strong safety was a revolving door in Williams' absence last year, and there's no clear successor on the Bills' current roster. Perhaps the Bills will address their safety need in the draft.
Mar 9 - 11:15 AM

Bills SS Aaron Williams' father believes his son is "leaning toward coming back."

Williams has been noncommittal about his future in the wake of another serious neck injury. His latest injury occurred on a vicious blind slide hit by Jarvis Landry. The former second-round pick has been limited to just 10 games over the last two seasons.
Jan 15 - 4:34 PM

Bills placed S Aaron Williams on injured reserve with a neck injury, ending his season.

It's just a formality. We already knew Williams was done for the year. The sixth-year pro has said he'll assess his NFL future in the offseason. Williams has a troubling history of head and neck issues.
Tue, Nov 1, 2016 01:52:00 PM

Bills S Aaron Williams (neck) intends to wait until the offseason to decide his playing future.

In other words, he won't play again this season. The word comes via an Associated Press interview with Williams' father. Williams has an extremely troubling history of neck and concussion issues. He's only 26, but his career is in great doubt.
Thu, Oct 27, 2016 05:33:00 PM

Bills coach Rex Ryan said S Aaron Williams' head/neck issue could be a long-term injury.

He was hospitalized Sunday after getting injured on an illegal hit by Dolphins receiver Jarvis Landry. Williams missed most of last season with a serious neck injury and suffered a concussion on a frightening collision during training camp. It sounds like he could be in for another lengthy absence.
Thu, Oct 27, 2016 02:01:00 PM

Bills S Aaron Williams (concussion) returned to practice Monday.

Williams was injured in a scary collision more than two weeks ago, especially considering his history with neck injuries. He looks to be fine, however, and should be ready for Week 1. WR Marquise Goodwin also returned to practice.
Mon, Aug 29, 2016 12:14:00 PM

Bills S Aaron Williams suffered a concussion in Thursday's practice.

Williams was hurt in a full-speed, blind collision with WR Dezmin Lewis. It's scary news for a player who's had neck issues each of the past two seasons. If Williams ends up missing extended time, one of Duke Williams, Jonathan Meeks or Robert Blanton will have to step up opposite Corey Graham.
Thu, Aug 11, 2016 07:46:00 PM

Bills S Aaron Williams (neck) said he is "100 percent sure" he is ready to play.

"Is it always in the back of my mind? Of course. It’s my neck," said Williams. "It’s something that’s life threatening, but at the same time if I wasn’t 100 percent sure of being out there I wouldn’t be out there." Williams was able to participate fully during the offseason program, but the real test will come when the hitting starts at training camp. As long as his health checks out, Williams should open the season opposite Corey Graham in the starting lineup.
Tue, Jul 12, 2016 09:24:00 AM

Bills FS Aaron Williams (neck) said he has been "fully cleared to play."

Williams underwent surgery to shave down the C4 and C5 vertebrae in his neck to allow his nerves more room. He missed the final 11 games of last season, but GM Doug Whaley proclaimed him 100 percent healthy early in January. Williams should participate fully in the offseason program, but the real test will come when the hitting starts in training camp. As of now, Williams is penciled in as the starter opposite Corey Graham.
Mon, Apr 18, 2016 12:40:00 PM

The Bills are confident FS Aaron Williams (neck) will be ready for training camp.

Williams was cleared to practice in December, but never returned from I.R./recall. The Bills won't know how he’ll hold up until he resumes full contact in camp. Williams should return as Buffalo's starter opposite SS Corey Graham.
Source: ESPN.com
Thu, Mar 3, 2016 10:36:00 AM

Bills GM Doug Whaley proclaimed FS Aaron Williams (neck) 100 percent healthy.

Williams missed the final 11 games after suffering a series of neck injuries, but apparently would have been ready for the playoffs. Williams himself has said he doesn't know what to expect from his future until he resumes taking hits next summer. Williams is due $3.675 million between salary and bonuses in 2016. Bacarri Rambo was replacement level in Williams' absence.
Tue, Jan 26, 2016 03:56:00 PM

Bills SS Aaron Williams (neck, I.R.) admitted he doesn't know what his playing future entails until he experiences contact next summer.

Williams suffered a series of neck injuries this season and has been shelved since Week 5. He knows he's going to come to training camp next year, but there's at least some uncertainty on whether he'll be able to play again. The 2011 second-rounder is still just 25 and has three years left on his deal.
Wed, Dec 23, 2015 10:22:00 AM

Bills SS Aaron Williams (neck) will remain on injured reserve/designated to return for Weeks 16 and 17.

Williams last played in Week 5. Going on 26, Williams should be back to start in 2016. He's due $3.675 million between salary and bonuses.
Mon, Dec 21, 2015 01:30:00 PM

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