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Aaron Williams | Defensive Back | #23

Team: Buffalo Bills
Age / DOB:  (26) / 4/23/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 199
College: Texas
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 2 (34) / BUF
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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. Jul 12 - 9:24 AM

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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.
Apr 18 - 12:40 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
Mar 3 - 10:36 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.
Jan 26 - 3:56 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

Rex Ryan said he’s "still not sure" if SS Aaron Williams (neck, I.R./Recall) will return this season.

Williams has practiced the last two weeks, but isn’t cleared for contact. With Buffalo all but eliminated from the playoffs, there’s not much upside in activating him for a likely meaningless Week 17 game. Bacarri Rambo should close out the season opposite Corey Graham.
Sat, Dec 19, 2015 09:02:00 PM

Bills SS Aaron Williams said he considered retiring after suffering a neck injury earlier this year.

"Right before my procedure got done, that's when I knew it was 50/50 I could come back or find another career," said Williams. The 25-year-old said he couldn't feel his whole left side after colliding with Patriots receiver Julian Edelman back in Week 2. Williams has made a miraculous recovery and hopes to play again this season. The Bills have 21 days to activate him.
Thu, Dec 10, 2015 02:14:00 PM

Bills SS Aaron Williams (neck, IR/recall) returned to practice Thursday.

The practice opens a 21-day window for the Bills to activate Williams to the active roster. It remains a possibility Williams will be shut down for the rest of the season, but Bills GM Doug Whaley said the team wants to see the safety practice before they make that decision. Bacarri Rambo is playing well in the starting lineup the last three weeks.
Source: ESPN
Thu, Dec 10, 2015 01:09:00 PM

Bills GM Doug Whaley said it is possible SS Aaron Williams (neck, IR/recall) will be shut down for the rest of the season.

Williams is eligible to return this week, but coach Rex Ryan has already said that will not happen. Whaley said the team wants to watch Williams practice before making the final decision. Bacarri Rambo has done a good job in Williams place.
Tue, Dec 8, 2015 09:40:00 AM

The Bills consider SS Aaron Williams (neck, injured reserve/designated to return) 50-50 to play this season.

Williams is eligible to return this week, but coach Rex Ryan said it won't happen. Bacarri Rambo has been doing a decent job in Williams' absence.
Mon, Dec 7, 2015 02:53:00 PM

Bills placed SS Aaron Williams (neck) on injured reserve-designated for return.

Williams initially hurt his neck Week 2 against the Patriots. He returned to play 61-of-70 snaps last week against the Titans, but is still feeling the effects of the injury. Williams is eligible to return to practice in six weeks and play again Week 14. Bacarri Rambo and Duke Williams will fill in next to FS Corey Graham.
Wed, Oct 14, 2015 12:54:00 PM

Bills SS Aaron Williams (neck) is week to week.

Williams' injury ended up looking worse than it was. Coach Rex Ryan said it's a "stretch" to believe Williams will be back for Week 3, but it doesn't sound like he's going to miss more than a game or two. Bacarri Rambo is filling in at strong safety.
Mon, Sep 21, 2015 01:26:00 PM

Aaron Williams was released from the hospital after suffering a scary neck injury in the Bills' Week 2 loss to the Patriots.

Williams injured his neck in a scary mid-air collision with Julian Edelman. Williams had to be stretchered off the field and into an ambulance. He passed all of the "necessary tests" at the hospital, however, and was released. His status moving forward is uncertain.
Sun, Sep 20, 2015 07:59:00 PM

Aaron Williams was taken off on a stretcher after suffering a neck injury in the Bills' Week 2 game against the Patriots.

The game was stopped for several minutes as Williams was helped onto an ambulance. Williams suffered the injury defending Julian Edelman on a 22-yard touchdown reception. Obviously, he won't be returning. We'll have an update on Williams' status as soon as one becomes available. Bacarri Rambo is in at strong safety.
Sun, Sep 20, 2015 03:46:00 PM

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5Nick O'Leary
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