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Aaron Williams | Defensive Back | #23

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (28) / 4/23/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 199
College: Texas
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 2 (34) / BUF
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Former Bills S Aaron Williams retired from the NFL after seven seasons.
Williams hasn't played since he hurt his neck on an illegal hit from Jarvis Landry in the 2016 season. He had planned to continue his career but couldn't find a team willing to clear him. The former No. 34 overall pick in 2011, 27-year-old Williams started 52 games and picked off seven career passes. Jan 31 - 10:09 AM

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Free agent S Aaron Williams worked out for the Chiefs on Tuesday.

Released by the Bills in March, Williams has battled numerous neck problems. His career had been in doubt at one point. Williams is a 27-year-old former second-rounder. He'd be depth in KC after Eric Berry's torn Achilles'.
Wed, Sep 13, 2017 08:53:00 AM

Free agent S Aaron Williams will visit the Texans on Thursday.

Williams ended his final two seasons in Buffalo on injured reserve because of a neck injury, but he plans to continue his career and the Houston Chronicle's Aaron Wilson reports he is "healthy." Williams visited the Jaguars in May, his only other known interest since being cut by the Bills in March.
Mon, Jun 12, 2017 11:04:00 AM

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.
Wed, May 3, 2017 07:01:00 PM

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.
Fri, Mar 10, 2017 06:10:00 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.
Thu, Mar 9, 2017 11:15:00 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.
Sun, Jan 15, 2017 04:34:00 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

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8Jeoffrey Pagan
9Wallace Gilberry
10Karl Klug
11Michael Buchanan
12Darryl Tapp
13Howard Jones
14Chris Clemons
15Cory Redding
16Kendall Langford
17Ropati Pitoitua
18Jaye Howard
19DeAngelo Tyson
20Lawrence Sidbury
21Quinton Coples
22Johnny Maxey
23Josh Boyd
24Dylan Wynn
25Fili Moala
26Joe Kruger
27Kenny Horsley
28Emmanuel Dieke
29Justin Trattou
30David Moala
31Ed Stinson
32Kenton Adeyemi
33Ryan Davis
34Keith Browner
35Scott Crichton
36Phillip Hunt
37Henry Melton
38Vaughn Martin
39George Uko
40Ryan Russell
41Ray Drew
42B.J. McBryde
43Mehdi Abdesmad
44Max Valles
45Ishaq Williams
46B.J. Larsen
47Dan Pettinato
DT1Tyson Jackson
2Doug Worthington
3Ken Bishop
4Dwan Edwards
5Paul Soliai
6Desmond Bryant
7Markus Kuhn
8Glenn Foster
9Colin Cole
10Kenrick Ellis
11Ryan Carrethers
12Jerel Worthy
13Brandon Bair
14Mike Martin
15Alan Branch
16Taniela Tupou
17Charles Walker
18Khyri Thornton
19Lawrence Virgil
20Eric Crume
21Jason Jones
22Sen'Derrick Marks
23Ego Ferguson
24Martin Ifedi
25Bobby Richardson
NT1Josh Chapman
2Jeremiah Ratliff
3Brodrick Bunkley
4Letroy Guion
5Dan Williams
6Louis Trinca-Pasat
7Terry Williams
8Devaunte Sigler
9Travian Robertson
10Iosia Iosia
11DeAngelo Brown
12Sione Fua
13T.J. Barnes
14Jacobbi McDaniel
15Ricky Lumpkin
16Jerrell Powe
17C.J. Wilson
18Roy Philon
19Montori Hughes
20Roy Miller
21Jasper Coleman
22Matt Conrath
23Cam Thomas
24William Campbell
25Mike Purcell
26Christo Bilukidi
27Alameda Ta'amu
28Mike Thornton
29Chigbo Anunoby
30Delvon Simmons
31Cameron Botticelli
32Chuka Ndulue
33Josh Watson
34David Carter
35Tevita Finau
36Kyle Rose
37Demetris Anderson
38Chris Neild
39Christian Tupou
40Isaako Aaitui
41Josh Augusta
42Luther Robinson
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2Rey Maualuga
3David Harris
4Uani' Unga
5Kenneth Olugbode
6James Laurinaitis
7Jason Williams
8Allen Bradford
9Arthur Brown
10Nick Moody
11Deontae Skinner
12Henry Coley
13Marshall McFadden
14Nate Boyer
15Shayne Skov
16Max Bullough
17Jerry Franklin
18Sae Tautu
19Andrew Hudson
20Montese Overton
21Brandon Chubb
22Kache Palacio
23Jacob Lindsey
24Justin Durant
25Jack Lynn
26Tank Carder
27Terrance Plummer
28Tony Steward
29Anthony Harrell
30John Lotulelei
31Darnell Sankey
32Chris Young
33Sam Barrington
34Donnie Baggs
35Steven Daniels
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2Chris White
3Larry Dean
4James-Michael Johnson
5A.J. Hawk
6Keith Rivers
7Brandon Watts
8Troy Davis
9C.J. Johnson
10Darien Harris
11Darreon Herring
12Justin Horton
13Don Cherry
14Raphael Kirby
15Dillon Lee
16Bo Lokombo
17Matthew Wells
18Alex Singleton
19Jerrell Harris
20Darius Eubanks
21Travis Long
22Marquis Spruill
23Torrey Green
24Adam Bighill
25Donavin Newsom
26Justin Anderson
27Jared Koster
28Nick Usher
29Lucas Wacha
30James Davidson
31Courtland Clavette
32Tyler Gray
33Abner Logan
34Connor Harris
35D.J. Lynch
SLB1Lawrence Timmons
2Victor Butler
3Ashlee Palmer
4Michael Mauti
5James Gaines
6Jake Ganus
7Jo-Lonn Dunbar
8Quentin Groves
9Shea McClellin
10J.T. Thomas
11Danny Lansanah
12Josh McNary
13Zeek Bigger
14Cap Capi
15Mike Moore
16Tyler Starr
17Ronald Powell
18Mike Mohamed
19Myke Tavarres
20Lamar Louis
21Keshaun Malone
22Dadi Nicolas
23Travis Feeney
24Jimmie Gilbert
25Darius English
26Ladell Fleming
27Jared Barber
28Xzavier Dickson
29Markus Pierce-Brewster
30Justin Jackson
31Josh Kaddu
32Travis Lewis
33Bjoern Werner
34Mister Alexander
35Jayson DiManche
36Matt Robinson
37Gionni Paul
38Ka'Lial Glaud
39Antonio Longino
40Ivan McLennan
41Cameron Lawrence
ILB1Jerrell Freeman
2D'Qwell Jackson
3Curtis Lofton
4Nate Irving
5Daryl Washington
6Glenn Carson
7Cory James
8David Talley
9Josh Mauga
10Erin Henderson
11Brad Jones
12Kenny Demens
13David Hawthorne
14Jamari Lattimore
15Spencer Paysinger
16Neiron Ball
17Zaviar Gooden
18Jeff Luc
19Sio Moore
20Quentin Gause
21Justin Tuggle
22Taiwan Jones
23Frank Shannon
24Kaelin Burnett
25Kevin Reddick
26Reggie Northrup
OLB1Manny Lawson
2Willie Young
3Jarvis Jones
4Tony Washington
5Randell Johnson
6Tamba Hali
7Gerald Rivers
8Jonathan Newsome
9Dezman Moses
10Sage Harold
11Diaheem Watkins
12Jason Neill
13IK Enemkpali
14Dan Skuta
15Justin Staples
16Corey Lemonier
17Jarius Wynn
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2Tracy Porter
3Leodis McKelvin
4Bashaud Breeland
5Marcus Williams
6Antonio Cromartie
7Keenan Lewis
8Jeremy Lane
9Brandon Flowers
10Ron Brooks
11Chris Houston
12Tim Jennings
13Cortland Finnegan
14Nolan Carroll
15Cortez Allen
16Darrelle Revis
17Cariel Brooks
18Trey Caldwell
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20Bill Bentley
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22Justin Gilbert
23Adam Jones
24Brandon Dixon
25Bradley Fletcher
26Zackary Bowman
27Alfonzo Dennard
28R.J. Stanford
29Kayvon Webster
30Kenneth Acker
31Lardarius Webb
32Alan Ball
33Brandon Boykin
34Chris Cook
35Ri'Shard Anderson
36Kyle Arrington
37Darrin Walls
38Isaiah Frey
39Antwon Blake
40Dwayne Gratz
41Dax Swanson
42Jumal Rolle
43Darren Woodard
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7Josh Furman
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9Dion Bailey
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13Ed Reynolds
14Pierre Warren
15Ross Madison
16Tim Scott
17Wes Miller
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19Tyrequek Zimmerman
20Ironhead Gallon
21Daniel Henry
22Denzel Johnson
23Christian Bryant
24Lonnie Ballentine
25D.J. Campbell
26Jean Fanor
27Khalid Wooten
28Da'Mon Cromartie-Smith
29Rahim Moore
30Marcus Ball
31Ross Weaver
32Gerod Holliman
33Jordan Lomax
34Alex Gray
35Robenson Therezie
36Nate Ness
37Stevie Brown
38Durell Eskridge
39Lee Hightower
40Marcus McWilson
41Mykkele Thompson
42Malcolm Bronson
43Landon Feichter
44Josh Evans
45Desmond Cooper
46Anthony Walters
47Ras-I Dowling
48Aaron Taylor
49Justin Cox
50Brandan Bishop
51Chris Hackett
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2Antrel Rolle
3Aaron Williams
4Will Blackmon
5Brandon Browner
6Jimmy Wilson
7Duke Ihenacho
8Cooper Taylor
9Major Wright
10Taylor Mays
11Duke Williams
12Phillip Thomas
13Brian Randolph
14Demarkus Perkins
15Lamarcus Brutus
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17Dante Barnett
18Jarrod Harper
19Josh Aubrey
20Robert Lester
21Otha Foster
22Akeem Davis
23Kimario McFadden
24Brandian Ross
25Shiloh Keo
26Robert Smith
27Ray Vinopal
28Justin Halley
29Dexter McCoil
30K.J. Dillon
31Elijah Shumate
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33Joe Powell
34Lorenzo Jerome
35Ryan Murphy
36Terrish Webb
37Omar Bolden
38B.J. Lowery
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41Quincy Mauger
42Jordan Kovacs
43Jemea Thomas
44Rickey Jefferson
45Deron Washington
46Anthony Jefferson
47Brian Blechen
48Jadar Johnson
49A.J. Stamps
50Erick Dargan
51Brandon Person
52Corey White
53Ian Wild
54Cedric Thompson
55Michael Caputo
56Brian Suite
57Shamiel Gary
58Anthony Cioffi
59Shak Randolph
60Malik Smith
61Jordan Sullen
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13Tom Hackett
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16Brandon Fields
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