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Kyle Williams agrees to take pay cut from Buffalo Bills

The veteran defensive lineman will still make nearly $5 million this season, but did the Bills a solid when it comes to cap space

According to a report from ESPN's Mike Rodak, Buffalo Bills defensive tackle Kyle Williams has agreed to take a pay cut for the 2016 season.

Per Rodak, Williams' 2016 base salary has been reduced from $6 million to $4.25 million, resulting in a cap savings of $1.75 million for the cap-needy Bills. They now, according to the report, have $7.57 million in available 2016 salary cap space.

There is no word yet on whether or not the final year, 2017, of Williams' deal was altered.

Williams, who turns 33 in June, signed a one-year contract extension with the Bills last summer, following his fourth Pro Bowl appearance and while also handing out large contracts to Marcell Dareus and Jerry Hughes. The re-structure helps the Bills more than it helps Williams, of course, although the veteran defensive lineman is still going to make nearly $5 million this season.

Buffalo also re-structured the contract of kicker Dan Carpenter this week, although that alteration only saved them $250,000 against the cap. The Bills have reportedly hosted two free agents on visits this week: running back Joique Bell and wide receiver Jeremy Kerley; the Bills have not, however, confirmed either visit.