Chris Williams is already on the Buffalo Bills' roster bubble. On Tuesday, Williams was a no show as the team started OTAs and head coach Rex Ryan didn't sound too pleased. Ryan told Vic Carucci of The Buffalo News the following on Williams:
“I don’t know if he’s going to be planning on coming back or what; I haven’t seen him,” Ryan said. “I haven’t talked to him, I haven’t seen him. I don’t even know what he looks like. I know these are voluntary type things, so that’s fine. I don’t know if he’s better than all of the rest of these guys, because all the rest of them are here.”
Last offseason, Williams signed a 4-year, $13,150,000 contract with the Bills. He won the starting job at left guard, but was very underwhelming on the field. In three games, Pro Football Focus gave Williams a -6.9 grade, the sixth lowest grade in the league at that point. He left in the third game with a back injury and was placed on the injured reserve.
Buffalo doesn’t have terrific depth along the interior of their offensive line, but that may not be enough of a reason to keep Williams on the roster in 2015. If the team releases Williams on or after June 1st, Buffalo will save $2.475 million in cap space.