Defensive tackle Kyle Williams took a pay cut from the Buffalo Bills. Mike Rodak of ESPN originally reported that Williams restructured his deal with the Bills, but later stated that Williams took a pay cut per NFLPA records.
The defensive tackle was set to have a base salary of $6 million in 2016 but it now sits at $4.25 million. His cap hit has dropped from $8 million down to $6.25 million. By taking a pay cut, Williams helped increase Buffalo’s salary cap space to $7.57 million.
Williams, entering his 11th season with the Bills, missed 10 games in 2015 with a knee injury. In his career with Buffalo, Williams has registered 470 combined tackles, 35.5 sacks, nine passes defensed, one interception, and three forced fumbles. In addition to his on field stats, Williams is considered to be one of Buffalo's locker room leaders.
Since being drafted by the Bills in the fifth round of the 2006 NFL draft, Williams has appeared in four Pro Bowls and been named to two All-Pro teams.