Rodak points out that 10 NFL players are scheduled to have larger cap numbers next season with only two of them being non-quarterbacks.
While Williams has been a very productive player over the course of his career, Rodak believes the Bills would be better off using this kind of money on multiple players that can contribute.
Williams, 30, is in the fourth year of his six-year, $96 million contract that included $50 million guaranteed. He’ll make a base salary of $12.1 million this season to go along with $11.5 million in 2016 and $11.4 million in 2017.
According to OverTheCap.com, releasing Williams would free up $12.9 million in cap space for the Bills while creating $7 million in dead money.
This season, Williams has appeared in 10 games and recorded 14 tackles and three sacks for the Bills. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 44 defensive end in a 4-3 defense out of 52 qualifying players.