The Buffalo Bills listed 10 players on the injury report for Week 6 against Arizona. Four are out (three starters), two will play (Mario Williams and Aaron Williams), and four projected starters are questionable.
Williams was held out of practice on Wednesday and given a rest day on Thursday, but on both occasions, head coach Chan Gailey insisted that the seventh-year defensive tackle would be ready to play in Sunday's Week 6 matchup with the Arizona Cardinals. Provided something crazy doesn't happen on the practice field this afternoon - and given how cautious the Bills have been with Williams all week, that seems unlikely - it seems probable at this point that Williams will suit up.
We'll know a bit later on this afternoon what Williams' official injury report designation is (we're betting on questionable), but with his chances looking better, Bills fans can breathe a sigh of relief and put the notion of a starting lineup featuring a banged-up Marcell Dareus and Alex Carrington out of their noggins.
Even if Williams does play on Sunday - and there's good reason to be skeptical of that notion - it seems likely that he won't be at 100 percent. Neither will Marcell Dareus, who like Williams has been dealing with an ankle injury for a number of weeks. Spencer Johnson - who, you guessed it, has an ankle injury - did not make the trip out west with his teammates.
Folks, the run defense that has given up 558 rushing yards in the last two weeks may play on Sunday with only one completely healthy defensive tackle: Alex Carrington. Here's hoping that Williams is a viable option despite his ankle ding, and that Dareus will break out of his mini-slump this weekend.