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Kyle Williams Says Bills Want Him Back & He’s Preparing To Return Next Year

Bills veteran DT Kyle Williams tells Conor Orr of NFL.com that the team wants him back and he plans to prepare as though he’ll return to Buffalo next year.

“Talking with them, they want me back and I’m just going to prepare like I am,” Williams said. “We’ll see where we end up.”

Williams did, however, say that he hasn’t given it a lot of thought whether he’ll return to the team, considering that the Bills’ 2016 season ended just a few weeks ago.

“You know, I really haven’t thought about it right now,” Williams said. “Just been down here and the first few weeks of the offseason I’ve just tried to reconnect with my family and everything like that. But I always take a month or so off then I’ll get back to preparing like I’m going to be back in Buffalo and I’m going to play.”

Williams added that he’s been in contact with the team and new HC Sean McDermott.

“I’ve talked to our head guy a few times, D-coordinator, new D-line coach,” Williams said. “I’ve been in contact with them and I’ve been picking their brain. They’ve been picking mine just kind of seeing the direction they’re headed and the views of what we have. I’ve definitely had an ear back in Buffalo.

“(McDermott) seems to be on top of things. He’s asking me the right questions and he’s had some great answers for me. I think he’s going to do well.

After the season, Williams indicated that he planned to weigh his future in the NFL, but it sounds like he’s leaning toward playing next year.

Williams, 33, is a former fifth-round pick of the Bills back in 2006. Last year, he agreed to restructure his contract and he’s now entering the final year of his three-year, $22.95 million contract and stands to make a base salary of $10.5 million for the 2017 season.

In 2016, Williams appeared in 15 games for the Bills and recorded 64 tackles and 4.5 sacks.