Defensive tackle Kyle Williams, was added to the injury report before Friday’s practice when his back locked up, leaving the team to give him the label of “Questionable” on the team’s final injury report.
How bad is it? Well head coach Rex Ryan said he is “very concerned” regarding Williams’ ability to play vs. the Steelers Sunday.
#Bills list DT Kyle Williams (back) as questionable. Rex Ryan says he's "very concerned" about his status for Sunday's game.— Vic Carucci (@viccarucci) December 9, 2016
Williams not being able to play would be a big loss for the Bills, especially against a running attack like the one the Steelers deploy with Le’Veon Bell. Williams has totaled 55 tackles and 3.5 sacks this season throughout this 2016 regular season, modest numbers for most, but in Rex Ryan’s exotic scheme it isn’t designed for defensive tackles to rush the quarterback, and make big-time splash plays.
Nonetheless, Williams is an old-school style player, and with the Steelers offensive line possibly in flux due to Ramon Foster’s chest injury, Williams not being in the lineup could be somewhat of an equalizer when looking at the matchup.
Although Williams will likely be a game-time decision, Rex Ryan said it looks as if Sammy Watkins and Robert Woods look “ready to roll” which will help the Bill’s rather dismal passing attack.
Stay tuned to BTSC for the latest injury updates, and other news surrounding the Steelers and Bills game this Sunday at 1 p.m. EDT.