Williams (knee) will not be participating in OTA practices this week and won't be on the field for mandatory minicamp, BuffaloBills.com reports. "You know I think we're just going to kind of gradually build on every day through OTAs, even into training camp," said Williams. "The main goal circled is making sure we're ready to go in September. How much or how little of training camp? I don't know. I don't think that plan has been totally put together yet. But definitely gearing toward getting ready to play when it matters." Williams is expected to start at right defensive end as he enters his 11th NFL season. However, his age, unfamiliarity in Rex Ryan's 3-4 defense, and the fact that he'll be coming off a major injury all work in unison to drive down his previously high IDP value. At best, he'd be a healthy, productive member of an improved defense, but probably a guy that gets his play time monitored or subbed out in certain packages.
Williams, about to enter his 11th season, says his surgically repaired knee has healed, BuffaloBills.com reports. "It's going great. I'm getting back into full-fledged working out," Williams told the John Murphy Show. "It was slow going at the beginning. But it's moved along well and now I'm getting ready for a football season now rather than rehabilitation. That's always a good thing." Even though Williams struggled in Rex Ryan's new defense, the Buffalo defense had a hard time when he went down with an injury. They'll welcome him back as an experienced starter with strong leadership skills - another area where the team missed Williams - but he's far enough along in his career where the Bills may make a high draft choice to boost the defensive line.
Williams (knee) will return to the Bills on a restructured deal, The Buffalo News reports. A knee injury cost Williams the last 10 games of the season in 2015 and may have cost the Bills a legitimate shot at their first playoff season since 1999. The longest-tenured Bill will turn 33 this summer, but he's still one of the league's better interior linemen when healthy and may be the team's best locker room presence. His ability to adapt to Rex Ryan's defense remains in question, however.
The Bills placed Williams (knee) on injured reserve Tuesday, Mike Rodak of ESPN.com reports. Williams will miss the season due to a surgical procedure on his knee, so the Bills decided to place him on injured reserve to open up a roster spot, which was filled by fellow defensive tackle T.J. Barnes. It remains to be seen if Williams will play for the Bills again next season, as the team could opt to cut him to save some cap space.
Williams is slated to undergo season-ending left knee surgery, ESPN.com reports. Williams, who hasn't played since Oct. 18, has been slow to recover from a meniscus injury and will thus turn to a procedure that should enable him to return to the playing field well in advance of the 2016 season.
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