Kyle Williams has not made any decision regarding his playing future.
The Buffalo Bills' veteran defensive tackle accomplished a career goal by playing in his first postseason game Sunday, and the sting of a 10-3 loss overshadowed any talk about his future. Williams' contract will expire in March, and it's still to be determined if he wants to return for a 13th season – or the team wants him back.
"It'll be a joint effort by me and the organization and my family," Williams said at his locker inside EverBank Field. "We've got plenty of time."
Williams, 34, mulled retirement last offseason, but was convinced to come back for another year after being sold on coach Sean McDermott's vision for the team.
"The fact that I love to play and I really liked where Sean wanted to take the team,"he said. "Everything he said has turned out to be true.
"I think we're in a good spot moving forward. You're obviously going to want to add pieces to build on the success that we had. ... We have a lot of high-character, tough, competitive guys, and I think that showed over and over this year. I told them before the game and after the game that I'm extremely grateful for them. I love those guys. The way they play and the way they work, I mean, you couldn't ask to be around a better group of men."
Williams finished with one tackle and one quarterback hit in his first postseason appearance.
"It was a lot of fun, wish we could have done more and coming up on the short end of the stick is tough to end the season that way," he said. "We had our opportunity and we just didn’t make it happen today. ... That’s kind of how this league is. There’s plays here and there to be made and one of the teams has to make them and they made them. They basically put one drive together and that’s what the difference was."
Kyle Williams says a decision on his future will be a "joint effort" between him, his family, and the #Bills organization, and that "we've got plenty of time."
Williams does like the direction the team is heading. pic.twitter.com/k5xUVN3brl
— Jon Scott (@JonScottTV) January 7, 2018
More from Williams after the game:
• On Blake Bortles’ running success: “He found some spots and took off running and that’s the thing that hurt us. Not necessarily designed runs, but scrambling and getting out and we knew he was good at it. It’s a tough thing to stop and we didn’t do a good enough job.”
• On the support of fans: "They are the best fans in the league and you could never say enough good things about them. It’s just awesome to have them behind us.”