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Kyle Williams cleared to practice

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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.

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6 Responses to “Kyle Williams cleared to practice”
  1. zeuslizard says: Jun 6, 2012 8:12 AM

    Great news for Bills fans! A healthy Williams next to Dareus, with Mario on one end and a rotation of Merriman and company on the other should MORE than get the job done! Congrats on your health Kyle!!!

  2. exboomer says: Jun 6, 2012 8:16 AM

    A lot of Bills fans are hoping Williams can stay healthy this season. If he can and the Bills don’t have any other starters injured they can have one of the most dominant D lines in the league this season.

  3. nflofficeadmin says: Jun 6, 2012 8:20 AM

    Williams Bros. Plumbing – It’s going to be an exciting season in Buffalo with the Williams Brothers going to work together on that D-line with Marcell.

  4. dspyank2k11 says: Jun 6, 2012 8:24 AM

    Its great to have this guy back. Strong leader for a strong young line.

  5. EJ says: Jun 6, 2012 9:06 AM

    As long as Williams takes it easy early in training camp and Preseason, he should be healthy enough to start week 1. If he is still feeling problems with his foot come week 1, I would hope that D.W. would wait to put him in. Spencer Johnson can hold down the fort till Kyle is 100%. I would much rather have a 100% healthy Kyle Williams a couple of weeks into the season than have him at 80% week 1.

    That line of Mario Williams, Kyle Williams, Shawne Merriman and Marcell Dareus is coming soon! I wanna see QB’s running for their lives from Super Mario, Meatball, Big D and Lights Out!

  6. gobills716 says: Jun 6, 2012 2:09 PM

    I wish it was September 9th. The defense is going to be nasty.

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