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Williams (knee) is listed as active for Sunday's game against the Vikings.

Williams' availability is key to the Bills' defensive line, but with 13 tackles and a sack in five games thus far, his IDP utility has been modest.

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Williams (knee) practiced on a limited basis for the third straight day Friday but is listed as probable for Sunday's game against the Vikings.

The Bills have one of the best defensive line in the league and Minnesota has one of the worst offensive lines in football - with a rookie quarterback to boot. While we can't say which of Williams, Mario Williams, Marcell Dareus, or Jerry Hughes will have a big game this week, the opportunity is certainly there for one or more of them to put up a delicious stat line.

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Williams (knee) practiced on a limited basis Wednesday.

Williams rallied to play in Week 6 against the Patriots, logging only two tackles. He's one of the NFL's best interior linemen, but the injury issues have caused his stats to fall far behind last year's pace, when he put up 68 tackles and 10.5 sacks. To date, he only has 13 tackles and one sack while playing in five games. That said, no one has been able to run the ball when Williams and Marcell Dareus are working the middle.

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Williams (knee) is active for Sunday's game against the Patriots.

Williams, who missed last week due to a knee injury, returned to practice in a limited capacity Friday and has now been cleared to play in Sunday's Week 6 AFC North encounter. In two games versus New England last season, the veteran Williams recorded a combined nine tackles (three solo) and one sack.

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Williams (knee) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Patriots, wgr550.com reports.

Williams, who was inactive in Week 5, has a chance to play this weekend after practicing in a limited fashion again Friday, though per the report, the defensive tackle's status remains iffy in advance of Sunday's 1:00 ET kickoff.

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Williams, who missed Buffalo's Week 5 win with a knee injury, was back at practice Wednesday, according to ESPN's Mike Rodak.

We won't know his level of participation or chances of playing this week until later, but if he's able to rally and play his presence - as one of the league's better interior linemen - would go a long way in trying to beat the Patriots this week. They're a team that has owned the Bills for more than a decade, yet the Bills feel they finally have a defense this season strong enough to make a run at the division.

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Williams (knee) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Lions.�

With Williams out, Stefan Charles or Corbin Bryant (or a combo of the two) are in line to fill in for him at defensive tackle on Sunday.

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Williams (knee) is listed as doubtful for Sunday's game against the Lions, the Bills' official site reports.

Per wgr550.com, if Williams is unable to suit up Sunday, either Stefan Charles or Corbin Bryant (or a combo of the two) would be in line to fill in for him at defensive tackle for the Bills this weekend.

Kyle Williams DL BUF 17 Days

Williams (knee) was not present at the portion of Friday's practice that was open to the media, ESPN's Mike Rodak reports.

If he misses all of Friday's practice, he will have sat out for three straight days, though coach Doug Marrone did note earlier in the week that Williams could play Sunday despite not practicing. The Bills will release their official injury designations later on Friday.

Kyle Williams DL BUF 18 Days

Williams (knee) did not practice for a second straight day Thursday, Joe Buscaglia of WGR550.com reports.

We're hearing rumblings that Williams could have to miss a few weeks, but we'll also note he has a history of playing through injuries and hasn't missed a game since 2011 even though he's had several ailments in that time. The fear, however, is that this one might be a bit worse.