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Kyle Williams injury could keep him out for the rest of the season

The Buffalo Bills could be without one of their highest-regarded defensive players for the rest of the season.

Matt Warren is Associate Director of NFL coverage for SB Nation and previously covered the Bills for Buffalo Rumblings for more than a decade.

The Buffalo Bills might be without veteran defensive stalwart Kyle Williams for the rest of the season, head coach Rex Ryan said Saturday as the team prepared for their Monday Night Football matchup against the New England Patriots. Williams had already been declared out for this week.

Williams has been out since spraining his PCL late in the team's loss to the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 6. Initially thought to be a four-week recovery time, that time frame has come and gone. Williams hasn't even been doing limited work on the side at practice.

Luckily, defensive tackle is one place the Bills have some depth. Corbin Bryant has been the biggest beneficiary of extra playing time, and Alex Carrington has overtaken Stefan Charles on the depth chart, playing 43 snaps against the Jets a week ago.

Williams signed a contract extension in the offseason, and is making $9 million in 2015 with two more years remaining on his contract for big money. We called it a bad deal for a fan favorite at the time, even if Williams, currently 32, has only missed one game over the last three seasons, making the Pro Bowl in each.