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Williams totaled a career-high 5.5 sacks and a personal-best 77 tackles (54 solo), finishing second among NFL defensive linemen in 2010 en route to his first Pro Bowl appearance. He also led the Bills in tackles for loss.
The sixth-year lineman had maintained from the beginning that he wanted to remain with the club that drafted him since the negotiations began.
“This is where I want to be,” said Williams. “I feel like we’ve got a chance, moving in the right direction, got some good players here, and I want to see what I started here through. I believe that and that means a lot t o me. It means a lot to me that everybody passed on my four times, but the fifth time these guys didn’t get it wrong, so I want to be here.”
The LSU product entered the NFL as a fifth-round (134th overall) draft pick of the Bills in 2006. In his five-year career, Williams has totaled 291 tackles (193 solo) and 13.5 sacks in 78 games with 73 starts. His 291 tackles since entering the NFL in 2006 are fourth-most among defensive linemen.