As the Bills defensive line continues preparations for a new approach that will allow them to create havoc in lieu of clogging holes, defensive tackle Kyle Williams has received medical clearance to become directly involved in the process.
Per the Associated Press, Williams has returned to practice on a limited basis following surgery to repair a broken left foot.
“Yeah, it’s good to be back even for just a few plays here and there,” Williams said. “Just getting my foot in the door. And hopefully, when we get to training camp, I can be full bore.”
Williams participated in roughly half of the full-squad reps during the OTA practice on Tuesday, after being on the field of a small handful of snaps late last week.
Williams said that he’s sore, but that he has been able to suspend the process of drilling a hole in the back of his cleat, to relieve the pressure on his left foot. He used that high-tech technique last year for an injury that had been lingering for years.
After making it to the Pro Bowl in 2010, Williams appeared in only five games last season. This year, he returns to a defensive line that has been beefed up by the arrival of Mario Williams and Mark Anderson, along with coordinator Dave Wannstedt’s new approach that will require Kyle Williams to get the most out of both feet as he tries to fly past would-be blockers and get to the ball.