Despite his getting snubbed from the 2011 Pro Bowl roster in the AFC, Buffalo Bills defensive tackle Kyle Williams may make the game, after all. ESPN's Tim Graham reports, citing a source, that Williams has been named the AFC's first alternate at the position. He'll play if Haloti Ngata, Vince Wilfork or Richard Seymour decline the opportunity or are injured.
Wilfork's Patriots are a Super Bowl favorite at the moment. As the Pro Bowl takes place the week before Super Bowl XLV, Pro Bowl players that are members of Super Bowl teams will not participate as they prepare for the big game. If New England's in the Super Bowl, Williams will be in Honolulu. Same goes for Ngata and Baltimore.
This is the second consecutive year that Williams has been named a Pro Bowl alternate. He did not make it into the game last season.