Kyle Williams Could Be Cut (Report) – Is He a Potential Replacement For Johnathan Hankins?

According to Vic Carucci of Buffalo News, Buffalo Bills defensive tackle Kyle Williams is a likely cap casualty because of the (aprroximate) $7 million the team would save by releasing him.

Williams, who made his fifth Pro Bowl last season, will be 34 years old by the start of next season, meaning he certainly won’t be looking (or receiving) a long-term contract.

And the fact that he’s played his entire career with a bad Bills franchise, playing for a contender like the New York Giants is certainly not out of the question.


Defensive tackle Johnathan Hankins is a free agent for the Giants, and considering his projected value of almost $9 million a year (with Jason Pierre-Paul still a priority), a player like Williams could be an outstanding quick fix.

Last season, Williams posted a Pro Football Focus grade of 82.7 while Hankins had a grade of almost half that.

Obviously, it all depends on how much Williams commands on the open market, but if it happens to be marginal (salary around $4 million), he’s a proven veteran worth a shot.

A few weeks ago, ESPN’s Jordan Raanan mentioned Tyrunn Walker was a possible free agent add at defensive tackle – but his track record doesn’t come close to that of Williams.

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