Bills place DT Kyle Williams on IR

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Posted Nov 8, 2011
Aaron Wilson


The Buffalo Bills have placed Pro Bowl defensive tackle Kyle Williams on injured reserve due to a foot injury. He has been suffering from bone spurs in the foot that have aggravated his Achilles tendon. Williams went to see Dr. Robert Anderson, the noted foot specialist in Charlotte, N.C., this week and the diagnosis wasn't good.

Williams went to see Dr. Robert Anderson, the noted foot specialist in Charlotte, N.C., this week and the diagnosis wasn't good. The Bills also cut offensive tackle Ed Wang from injured reserve. Earlier this season, the Bills hammered out a six-year, $39 million maximum value contract extension with Williams. The contract includes $17 million in guaranteed money. Williams' new money average over the base value deal of the deal is $7.5 million annually. There are two years remaining on his old deal. If performance escalator clauses, including the Pro Bowl, are reached, then the average per year could rise to $8.4 million annually. This marks Williams' third multi-year contract in only five NFL seasons. That's a rare contractual milestone and a testament to how the Bills organization feels about the former LSU standout.

Williams had a career-high 5 1/2 sacks and 77 tackles last season and was named to the Pro Bowl. Williams entered the NFL as a fifth-round draft pick of the Bills in 2006.

Williams has totaled 301 career tackles and 13 1/2 sacks. For more coverage of the NFL, go to www.profootball.scout.com. Follow me on Twitter: @RavensInsider


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