Bills defensive tackle Kyle Williams was a surprise non-participant at practice Friday due to a flare up with his lower back this morning. As a result head coach Doug Marrone has listed him as questionable for Sunday's game against the Falcons in Toronto.
"Kyle Williams will be questionable for the game," said Marrone. "He's 50-50. It just popped up, lower back. Those things are tough. I've been through those things before. I had a player when I was in New York, during walk through just went down to get in his stance and his back locked up. When you talk about backs and hamstrings and things you really don't know."
Williams said it happened when he went to get out of bed in the morning.
"It was fun this morning. I think I woke everybody up," Williams quipped. "I guess I slept on it wrong and when I stepped to get out of bed it cinched up on me."
Having never had a back spasm before, it's new territory for Williams. Despite playing hurt in the past, his lack of familiarity with this kind of muscle issue left him cautiously optimistic that he'd be able to play Sunday.
"We've got today and tomorrow and we'll treat it and get ready for Sunday," said Williams. "We'll see when we get to Sunday. I don't know how to gauge it right now. We're working on it and I plan on playing, but at the same time if you can't you're only going to hurt everybody else. If you can, you can. If you can't, you can't. We've got plenty of time, we're going to work on it and be aggressive and see how it goes."