Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

NFL Notebook: Bills DE Williams Not Expected to Play at KC

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

NFL Notebook: Bills DE Williams Not Expected to Play at KC

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Buffalo Bills defensive end Mario Williams is unlikely to play against Kansas City Sunday after the team's top pass-rusher missed his second day of practice Thursday with a foot injury.

Though coach Rex Ryan wouldn't formally rule out Williams, he said the possibility doesn't appear realistic. Ryan didn't reveal the exact nature of the injury but noted he doesn't expect Williams to miss more than one game.

Williams was hurt and did not return in the second half of last week's 20-13 loss at New England.

Alex Carrington, who played for the Rams in 2014, will start in Williams' place in a key AFC showdown between two 5-5 teams.

The Bills are already down one starting defensive lineman with tackle Kyle Williams set to miss his fourth straight game because of a left knee injury.

Woodley out, Bryant in for Arizona * The Cardinals have placed outside linebacker LaMarr Woodley on season-ending injured reserve with a torn pectoral muscle and signed longtime Seahawks defensive tackle Red Bryant.

Woodley appeared in all 10 games, mostly as a starter, before being injured Sunday night against Cincinnati. The nine-year NFL veteran had 14 tackles, including four solos, and one sack.

The 6-foot-4, 323-pound Bryant started all 16 games with the Jacksonville Jaguars last season, when he had 22 tackles, one forced fumble and two tackles for loss. Before that, he was a fixture on Seattle's defensive line and a member of the Seahawks' Super Bowl championship team in the 2013 season.

Bryant said he was in his Texas hometown preparing to celebrate Thanksgiving with his family when he got a call from the Cardinals on Wednesday. The team flew him to Arizona that evening, worked him out Thursday morning, signed him to a contract and he practiced with his new teammates Thursday.

"To have a guy of high caliber, we all know what his history is," defensive coordinator James Bettcher said. "He's a physical hard guy to move, has played winning football, understands what it takes to win and can help reinforce that winning culture here that we're building."

Pats sign McDonald * New England signed defensive back Dewey McDonald to the 53-man roster Thursday and placed wide receiver Aaron Dobson on injured reserve. …

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