The Bills have officially placed Pro Bowl defensive tackle Kyle Williams on injured reserve just days before the Texans are scheduled to come to town, according to NFL Network’s Albert Breer. Williams has not suited up since sustaining a knee injury against the Bengals in Week Six.
Bills officially place DT Kyle Williams on injured reserve, ending his season. Rex Ryan said earlier he expected this outcome.— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) December 1, 2015
Kyle Williams, when healthy, has been one of the very best interior defensive linemen in the league for years. However, he is not the only potentially huge absence for Buffalo this week, as former Texans pass rusher extraordinaire Mario Williams is also battling a foot injury that could cause him to miss the game against the team that selected him first overall in the 2006 NFL Draft. Super Mario had been a force of nature in Buffalo before this hard luck season, racking up 38 total sacks in 48 games; he's now having arguably his worst year as a pro in Rex Ryan’s defense, posting just three sacks on the season thus far.
The Bills as a team are tied for 29th in the league in sacks with only 16. For comparison’s sake, J.J. Watt has 13.5 sacks all by himself. Considering the production that Watt has put up in the last four games, he might pass the entire Bills' defense in quarterback take-downs by the middle of the third quarter on Sunday.
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