Bills defensive tackle Kyle Williams has been added to the AFC Pro Bowl roster. It will be Williams' first trip to the Pro Bowl in his five-year career.
“Whether I made it first ballot or first alternate, it was going to be kind of a bittersweet deal because of the way our year had gone, but it’s not a bad consolation prize," said Williams, speaking from his offseason home in Louisiana. “I’m excited to go and represent our organization and my teammates and our fans, and obviously my family."
Williams led the Bills in sacks with 5.5 and was second in the NFL in tackles among DTs, according to NFL.com.
He takes the spot of Oakland's Richard Seymour, who backed out due to an injury. Baltimore's Haloti Ngata and New England's Vince Wilfork are the two DT starters for the AFC.
“Obviously, you don’t go out and play for awards, you play to win," Williams said. “When things like that don’t happen, sometimes you get disappointed, you get discouraged. But I take away the fact that we had a bad year but I get recognized for playing well."