Williams suffered a suspected concussion in Thursday's practice, Joe Buscaglia of WKBW reports.
This comes as a sigh of relief for Bills fans, as it originally appeared like Williams suffered a neck injury. However, the team will is still likely to be cautious with their veteran defensive tackle if he did indeed suffer a concussion. Don't expect him back on the field until all of his symptoms have passed.
The Buffalo defense suffered a significant drop-off in the 10 games Williams missed last season due to various injuries. While he's on the tail end of a fine career, the team could really use his veteran presence and relentlessness to help a young D try to turn things around.
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 playing time monitored and also subbed out in certain packages.
Kyle Williams , about to enter his 11th season, says his surgically repaired knee has healed, Buffalo Buffalo Bills .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.
|P3||8/26/16||@ WAS||7:30 pm|
|P4||9/1/16||@ DET||7:30 pm|
|1||9/11/16||@ BAL||1:00 pm|
|4||10/2/16||@ NE||1:00 pm|
|5||10/9/16||@ LAR||4:25 pm|
|7||10/23/16||@ MIA||1:00 pm|
|9||11/7/16||@ SEA||8:30 pm|
|Bye: Week 10|
|11||11/20/16||@ CIN||1:00 pm|
|13||12/4/16||@ OAK||4:05 pm|
|17||1/1/17||@ NYJ||1:00 pm|
|Year||Team||G||Fum||Lost||Fum Forced||Own Rec||Opp Rec||Yds||Tot Rec||TD|
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