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Kyle Williams heads to injured reserve

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On Monday, Bills coach Chan Gailey said there was a chance defensive tackle Kyle Williams’ season was over.

It came to fruition on Tuesday when the team announced Williams will be placed on injured reserve with the left foot injury that has been a problem for him all season. The decision came after Williams visited a foot specialist in North Carolina, although there’s not yet any word about whether Williams will need surgery to repair the injury.

“You never breathe easy when you lose an All-Pro player,” Gailey said. “That is a huge loss for our football team when he’s not in the game. Not only by his play, but by his leadership and the energy he brings to the game.”

Williams played the first five games of the season, but he never quite looked like the player that he was when he was named All-Pro in 2010. He finishes the year with nine tackles.

Marcell Dareus has played in the middle of the line with Williams absent in the last three games. The rookie has done a nice job for the Bills, but they will still need some other players to step up if they are going to end their long postseason drought this season.

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  1. pftbillsfan says: Nov 8, 2011 5:03 PM

    are you kidding me with that. Kyle Williams looked amazing and if he was on the Pats or Cowboys everyone would be going crazy. Advanced scouting had him in the running for defensive player if the year….watch the Bills man, also Dares is Wilfork in the making. The kid is a absolute stud.

  2. gdeli says: Nov 8, 2011 5:06 PM

    with such a violent game who would ever think this? #138th injured player? dang.

  3. joemac1114 says: Nov 8, 2011 5:20 PM

    This is a big loss for the Bills. They looked to have improved along the defensive line with Dareus. I was hoping next will be o-line and linebackers.

  4. mataug says: Nov 8, 2011 5:32 PM

    This is a HUGE loss for the Bills. The guy was a stud last year & should be counted as one of the top defensive tackles with Hampton, Wilfork & Ngata.

  5. sicklife1 says: Nov 8, 2011 5:38 PM

    are you kidding me with that. Kyle Williams looked amazing and if he was on the Pats or Cowboys everyone would be going crazy. Advanced scouting had him in the running for defensive player if the year….watch the Bills man, also Dares is Wilfork in the making. The kid is a absolute stud.

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    Wait a minute….I know the standards for Bills fans are pretty low, but 9 tackles in 5 games & the guy was in the running for Defensive player of the Year honors??? Come on, lets relax a little here. I know you can’t measure a DT’s playing level with numbers, but it wasn’t like the Bills were shutting teams out when he was in. And don’t even bring up the Chiefs game….they couldn’t muster a TD against the Dolphins.

  6. EJ says: Nov 8, 2011 6:47 PM

    sicklife1 says:
    Nov 8, 2011 5:38 PM
    are you kidding me with that. Kyle Williams looked amazing and if he was on the Pats or Cowboys everyone would be going crazy. Advanced scouting had him in the running for defensive player if the year….watch the Bills man, also Dares is Wilfork in the making. The kid is a absolute stud.

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    Wait a minute….I know the standards for Bills fans are pretty low, but 9 tackles in 5 games & the guy was in the running for Defensive player of the Year honors??? Come on, lets relax a little here. I know you can’t measure a DT’s playing level with numbers, but it wasn’t like the Bills were shutting teams out when he was in. And don’t even bring up the Chiefs game….they couldn’t muster a TD against the Dolphins.

    First, your shot at Bills fans is uncalled for. Only a hater would do that.
    Second, yes, Kyle Williams was doing great, even with a bum foot. Constantly drawing double teams and forcing runners to the outside. Doing what any ELITE DT would do. Had he not been put on IR, he would of earned defensive POY, period.
    Third, grow up.
    Go Bills!!!! #BillsMafia

  7. cowboysfaninbuffalove says: Nov 8, 2011 8:48 PM

    @Pftbillsfan

    Lay off the crack before you post just absolutely stupid opinions you call facts

  8. sicklife1 says: Nov 8, 2011 10:54 PM

    @EJ

    First off, I’m not a hater, just stating facts. I’m a Giants fan, and actually have found myself rooting for the Bills this year. The Bills haven’t won much at all the 10-15 yrs, and this is the first time in a while that I can remember them even being relevant. Case in point, Bills fans would be happy for an 8-8 season, where us Giants fans weren’t even happy with a 10-6 season last year. So keep dreamin that Kyle Williams would’ve been the Defensive POY, I’m just passing on some knowledge that in no way would he have beat out Revis, Woodley from the Steelers, or Ngata for POY. Even George Wilson from your team was/is a better candidate….

  9. EJ says: Nov 9, 2011 8:25 AM

    @sicklife1

    See thats the thing, you are wrong. Yes agreed, we haven’t won much in the past 10 years. Contrary to your belief though no Bills fan is happy with an 8-8 season. We all expect more out of our team as any dedicated fan would. So please do us Bills fans a favor and keep your opinions about us to yourself. #BillsMafia #460

  10. stanmark says: Nov 9, 2011 9:42 AM

    @cowgirlsfaninbuffalo and @sicklife1 Kyle was in the running last year, FACT. Now he has a better supporting cast and was certainly projected to “be in the running.” But thats just me talking. . . oh and profootballfocus. . . and profootballtalk … oh… and espn. The fact that you two are so incredibly ignorant to the plethora of stories about this leads me to believe that you can’t read. Bless your hearts.
    heres just one. try using google, lots of info out there that isn’t bouncing around between your ears.

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