INDIANAPOLIS – In a news conference short on news, Sean McDermott did make one significant announcement Wednesday morning at the NFL Scouting Combine.
The Buffalo Bills' new coach confirmed that veteran defensive tackle Kyle Williams will return to the team in 2017.
"Kyle Williams, man, I have a tremendous amount of respect for Kyle," McDermott said in his first press conference since being hired Jan. 13. "Again, what he's done for the Bills' organization, one of our leaders, and I can announce at this time, that Kyle is coming back, and we look forward to working with Kyle."
Williams, 33, started 15 games for the Bills in 2016, finishing with 64 tackles and five sacks. He has a salary-cap charge of $8.3 million for 2017, leading to some speculation that he could be a cap casualty, particularly if the Bills decided to rebuild their roster. McDermott, however, put an end to that speculation Wednesday.