Aaron Williams Injury Leaves Buffalo Bills Thin At Corner

KANSAS CITY, MO - SETEMBER 11: Wide receiver Dexter McCluster #22 of the Kansas City Chiefs catches a pass against pressure from defensive back Aaron Williams #23 of the Buffalo Bills during the fourth quarter on September 11, 2011 at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. The Bills beat the Chiefs 41-7.(Photo by Peter Aiken/Getty Images)

The one real negative to emerge from the Buffalo Bills' 34-31 win over the New England Patriots on Sunday was the collarbone injury sustained by rookie cornerback Aaron Williams. The nickel corner was removed from the field on a stretcher near the end of the third quarter, and Bills head coach Chan Gailey told reporters on Monday that Williams will be out "a while" - much like fellow corner Terrence McGee.

Reggie Corner, the veteran who was a roster casualty during final cuts and who returned only when McGee was injured, filled in as the nickel corner in the final stanza against New England - and performed fairly well. With Williams and McGee shelved, he'll continue to be the nickel corner for the foreseeable future.

The bigger problem is that the Bills have just four healthy corners - and one of those is rookie seventh-round pick Justin Rogers, whom the team has not yet felt comfortable activating on game days due to his being very raw. He'll likely be active in Week 4 against Cincinnati, and if pressed into action could be a big liability for the Bills.

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