Buffalo Bills: Kyle Williams decides to call it a career

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Buffalo Bills veteran Kyle Williams has decided to retire after Sunday’s finale, ending what will go down as an all-time great career.

Kyle Williams decided to come back for one more year after the Buffalo Bills made the postseason a year ago.

Today he has announced that 2018 will indeed be his final season.

This Sunday’s home game against the Miami Dolphins will be a great send-off for the veteran who now calls Buffalo home after 13 seasons with the team.

It is rare to find athletes in any sport who stay in one city for so long, but it is a testament to how talented Williams was throughout his career. There was never a reason for the Bills to move on with how well he played.


Williams is a five-time Pro Bowler who has 48.5 career sacks in his 13 seasons. He has appeared in 182 career games and has been a mainstay along the defensive front since debuting in 2006.

He has been here for the regime changes and was rewarded with that elusive playoff berth last season. It didn’t end well, but at least he got to get a taste of playoff football.

Williams will go down as an all-time great player in Bills history. Even if his stats weren’t elite every year, he was a reliable member of the defense for 13 years. That is insane given how brutal football is on the body.

2018 was a year of development for younger players, but it was also important to have Williams around. He was able to mentor Harrison Phillips, who can hopefully step in next year and immediately fill the void left by Williams. Maybe he can launch a 13-year career of his own.

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I am happy Williams gets to play his final game in front of the home fans. If fans needed some extra motivation to show up and be loud on Sunday, giving Kyle Williams a proper goodbye should do just that.