ORCHARD PARK, NY - OCTOBER 09: Shawne Merriman #56 and Kyle Williams #95 of the Buffalo Bills wait for the next play against the Philadelphia Eagles at Ralph Wilson Stadium on October 9, 2011 in Orchard Park, New York. Buffalo won 31-24. (Photo by Rick Stewart/Getty Images)
After emerging as one of the NFL's most consistent and dominant defensive linemen in 2010, Buffalo Bills fans have been openly wondering what's happened to Kyle Williams this season. Turns out, he's been dealing with an injury to his left foot since training camp.
Through five games this season, Williams has recorded nine tackles, hasn't yet sacked a quarterback, and most importantly, he hasn't been the type of disruptive force that opponents need to be wary of play in and play out. In fact, there have been spurts of play in which rookie Marcell Dareus has gotten much more attention from blockers.
Williams will miss practice on Wednesday in an attempt to rest the injury so that he can try to play Sunday against the New York Giants. At the very least, this news should bring an end to the idiotic notion that Williams' play has dipped because of the $39 million contract extension he signed in August.