Given the Bills’ cap issues, it should come as little surprise to see them move on from Williams, especially after they used their franchise tag on OT Cordy Glenn.
Ian Rapoport reports that Williams will be a “big-time” free agent in the coming weeks.
Williams, 30, is in the fourth year of his six-year, $96 million contract that included $50 million guaranteed. He was set to 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 will free up $12.9 million in cap space for the Bills while creating $7 million in dead money.
IN 2015, Williams appeared in 14 games and recorded 17 tackles and four sacks for the Bills. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 47 defensive end in a 4-3 defense out of 51 qualifying players.