Buffalo Bills head coach Rex Ryan had previously told reporters that defensive lineman Kyle Williams was unlikely to play against the New England Patriots on Monday Night Football. When asked about Williams on Tuesday as the Bills returned to the practice field, Ryan all but ruled the veteran tackle out.
Williams injured his knee in the Bills' October 18 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals, and has missed all three games since. His absence in Week 11 will mean that he's missed four straight games for the first time since he landed on IR back in 2011.
The Bills have been starting Corbin Bryant on the defensive line in place of Williams, as Bryant has clearly established himself as the top reserve up front. Alex Carrington and Stefan Charles also wait in reserve, as well.