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Buffalo Bills Kyle Williams earns 2017 Pro Bowl nod

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The big man is back in the Pro Bowl!

Buffalo Bills defensive tackle Kyle Williams will be heading back to the Pro Bowl in 2017 after all. Williams, who was an alternate, replaces Miami Dolphins tackle Ndamukong Suh, who withdrew due to injury.

It’s the fifth Pro Bowl selection for Williams, all coming in different defensive schemes under different defensive coordinators. Williams previously made the team following the 2010, 2012, 2013, and 2014 seasons. The two years he didn’t make it during that span - 2011 and 2015 - were years he dealt with season-ending injuries. The only Bills defender with more Pro Bowl nods is Bruce Smith (11).

Williams played in 15 games this season, tallying five sacks and 42 tackles. He played in 74% of the team’s plays, far outpacing the next defensive lineman at 45%, Leger Douzable. Williams even played 50 special teams snaps.

This year he will travel to Orlando, Florida instead of Hawaii as he did in his previous visits. The Pro Bowl will be played on Sunday, January 29th. Other Bills that will join Williams are linebacker Lorenzo Alexander and guard Richie Incognito. Running back LeSean McCoy withdrew due to injury. Zach Brown is an alternate and could be named if the New England Patriots make the Super Bowl, removing linebacker Dont'a Hightower.