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Buffalo Bills' Kyle Williams to have surgery, likely headed to IR

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The Bills have been without the services of Kyle Williams for their last four games, and now it's sounding like he may miss the team's last six contests, as well.

Speaking with reporters after practice on Friday, Buffalo Bills head coach Rex Ryan told reporters that veteran defensive lineman Kyle Williams may be placed on season-ending Injured Reserve in the near future, as his injured knee has not responded to treatment.

Williams injured the knee in an October 18 loss to Cincinnati at Ralph Wilson Stadium. He had already missed the ensuing games against Jacksonville, Miami, the New York Jets, and New England, all without his prognosis not sounding any better on a week-to-week basis. He told reporters on Friday that his plan is to have surgery on his meniscus, but that he has no plans to retire.

It's not yet clear when the Bills might make the roster move, but Williams' season sounds like it's over. Corbin Bryant, who has started in Williams' place for the last month, will continue to be the primary playing-time beneficiary in Williams' absence. Williams, 32, signed a contract extension this past offseason that keeps him under contract with the Bills through the end of the 2017 season.