ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. — Veteran Buffalo Bills defensive tackle Kyle Williams has agreeed to a one-year deal.
Set to turn 35 in June, Williams is the longest-tenured player on Buffalo's roster. This next season will be the defensive lineman's 13th with the Bills.
Williams, a 5-time pro-bowler, had been contemplating retirement since the season ended.
Despite his advanced age by NFL standards, Williams was still productive in his latest campaign — notching 16 starts, 41 tackles and finishing second on the team in sacks.
Perhaps more valuable than his talent on the field is his leadership off it it. As a vocal leader in the locker room and a fan favorite, Williams was instrumental in ending the Bills playoff drought.
Joining Williams in the defensive front's rotation will be former Carolina Panther DT Star Lotulelei, who according to ESPN, will sign with the Bills when the free agency period officially begins.