Mario Williams did not practice for the Buffalo Bills on Wednesday, as they began preparations for Sunday's home finale against the Green Bay Packers.
Williams, along with backup offensive tackle Chris Hairston, did not participate due to illness. On several occasions already this season, the Bills have had players miss practice early in the week because they're sick, and none have yet missed a game. For now, there's no reason to panic about the reigning Defensive Player of the Month and their top reserve on the offensive line.
The status of starting safety Da'Norris Searcy will be worth watching a bit more closely, it seems. Reporters spotted Searcy in uniform for practice, but the team listed him as a non-participant. He left Sunday's loss to Denver with a hamstring injury. Chris Gragg, the backup tight end who hasn't played in the last two games with a knee injury, was also a non-participant.
The bit of good news? Backup defensive end Jarius Wynn, who has missed the last four games with a knee injury of his own, returned to practice on Wednesday. The Bills have been a bit thin at defensive end with him out, dressing three guys on game days for a month now, and Wynn's presence will be a welcome one to the rotation when he's healthy.