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Bills' Aaron Williams placed on I-R for 2nd straight season

Posted at 2:12 PM, Nov 01, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-02 10:08:21-04

In 2015, there was at least some degree of concern that the neck injury to safety Aaron Williams would end his career prematurely. Williams even acknowledged that himself.

However, he worked through the offseason, got himself cleared by the medical staff and returned in full to resume his starting role with the team in 2016. Now, his career may be in jeopardy again after an illegal crackback block delivered to him by Miami Dolphins wide receiver Jarvis Landry just two weeks ago.

The safety had to leave the stadium by ambulance and was transported to a nearby hospital, only to be released that same day and returned back to Buffalo with the team. It was deemed that the injury was once again to the neck, the same body part that nearly claimed his career in 2015.

In the short-term, Williams has been placed on Injured Reserve, which will more than likely end his 2016 season, and possibly more. The Associated Press reported last week that Williams' father and his family plan to sit down at the end of the season and consult with the safety about whether or not to continue his playing career.

In 2016, Williams appeared in seven games, made 20 total tackles, and was responsible for five pass breakups. He was placed on I-R to make room for wide receiver Percy Harvin to join the team.

Twitter: @JoeBuscaglia