Kyle Williams announces his retirement

The 13-year veteran will play his final game on Sunday against the Dolphins

Brayton Wilson
December 28, 2018 - 9:30 am

Photo: Rich Barnes - USA TODAY Sports

Kyle Williams' tenure with the Buffalo Bills is about to come to an end.

The 13-year veteran has announced that he is retiring after Sunday's season finale against the Miami Dolphins at New Era Field.

Williams also released a statement on his retirement in a letter to the fans of Buffalo:

The 35-year-old defensive tackle has spent his entire career with the Bills after the team took him in the fifth round (134th overall) of the 2006 NFL Draft out of LSU.

Over the course of his 13 years with the Bills, Williams has played in 182 games, starting 177 of those contests, and has accumulated 604 total tackles, 48.5 sacks, 11 passes defended, four forced fumbles and one interception. In terms of where he ranks in franchise history, Williams ranks seventh all-time in games played, fifth in sacks, and ninth in solo tackles (384).

So far in 15 games this season, Williams has 31 total tackles and five sacks.

Last season, Williams made his first and only playoff appearance in a 10-3 loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars in the AFC Wild Card round. This after being the longest-tenured player on the roster to have not played in a playoff game.

Sunday will be the seventh time in his career that he has dressed for all 16 games in a season, and it will be the sixth time that he will have started in all of those games.

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