By Tim Graham
Otherwise, a nagging injury situation might be unfolding.
Williams, the highest-paid defensive player in NFL history, is sleeping on twin beds at St. John Fisher. He's 6 foot 7 and 292 pounds. There's no way he's sleeping comfortably. Lumbar woes await.
That's why Bills players generally bring their own mattresses to camp.
"This is my first time being away from home because typically we would have camp in town," Williams said, comparing his St. John Fisher experience with the Houston Texans' setup. "This is a little different.
"When I got here guys were, like, 'Did you call Rent-A-Center?' and I said 'No, I didn't call Rent-A-Center.' Nobody even told me about it until I got here. I am sleeping on twin-size beds and no TV."
Each media outlet that regularly covers training camp gets use of a dorm room. I'm writing in The Buffalo News' dorm room right now and just tested out the length of the beds. I'm 6-2. I barely fit.
Even if Williams pushes two beds together, a 292-pound man is going to find the gap.
Fittingly, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell today sent out an email to current and former players, informing them about the launch of the NFL Total Wellness Program.
"Its mission is to build on our programs and services that enhance the physical and mental health of our people," the letter said.
Somebody from the Bills might want to protect the wellness of their investment by having a California-king-sized bed shipped to Williams' door. Or maybe Williams should call Raymour & Flanigan. A nice tip could get him a new mammoth bed by sundown.
"It is not a big deal, but I just didn't know," Williams said. "So it was a shock. This is my first time ever being away from home for a camp, so it is definitely different, But it's cool. We are here to take care of business. It is not like we will be messing around in the rooms."