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Bills notebook: Kyle Williams wakes up with back issues

Buffalo Bills defensive tackle Kyle Williams is listed as questionable with a sore lower back for Sunday’s game against the Atlanta Falcons in Toronto.

Williams woke up Friday with back spasms and was not able to practice with the team during its workout in the field house.

He had practiced fully Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.

“I don’t know how to gauge it,” Williams said.

“I plan on playing. At the same time, if you can’t you’re only gonna hurt everybody else. We’re gonna work on it, we’re gonna be aggressive and see how it does.”

Other than Williams, the Bills are at full strength for the game.


The Falcons list two key starters as questionable.

Tight end Tony Gonzalez, who has 58 receptions, was limited in practice each day this week. He has been bothered by a sprained toe but has played despite being questionable each of the previous two games. Sean Weatherspoon, Atlanta’s best linebacker, is questionable with a sore shoulder.


The Bills normally conduct only a walk-through practice session the day before a game.

However, they scheduled a light practice for today in Toronto’s Rogers Centre to get more familiar with the facility.

“I heard the field is in great condition,” coach Doug Marrone said. “They’ve done everything they could to make it comfortable for us to go there. I think we’ll go there, get a chance to run around and practice up there and get used to the environment.”

There have been complaints about the quality of the turf at Rogers Centre in past seasons. After consultation with the NFL, stadium officials added a dense, rubber pad under the turf for Sunday’s game. It will be in place for the first time.


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