Buffalo Bills head coach Rex Ryan told reporters on Monday that safety Aaron Williams, who left Sunday's loss to New England in an ambulance with a neck injury, is "a stretch" to play in Week 3 against the Miami Dolphins.
Given the nature of Williams' exit in Week 2, "a stretch" is nice terminology to hear. Williams was released from the hospital on Sunday afternoon after passing all tests, and while Ryan described his top safety as stiff and sore on Monday - Williams is also reportedly in a neck brace for the time being - he was also at team facilities.
Williams' absence will be a concern for a Bills secondary that is reeling after being shredded by Tom Brady on Sunday, but it's a far more trivial concern than what might have been. As for Sunday, if Williams can't play, he'll be replaced in the starting lineup by Bacarri Rambo, who has filled in for both Williams and Corey Graham when the two have been injured in the first two games. Rambo has clearly moved ahead of Duke Williams in the pecking order; in fact, Ryan does not appear to be happy with Williams' play in the slightest.
Well, there's one of 4 players Rex could be talking about here, and he's praised Butler & Rambo. Likely Duke Williams pic.twitter.com/T08jDmgyqY— Joe Buscaglia (@JoeBuscaglia) September 21, 2015