Kyle Williams finally makes the Pro Bowl

January, 6, 2011
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In the eyes of many observers, a wrong has been righted.

Buffalo Bills defensive tackle Kyle Williams is going to the Pro Bowl.

The club announced he has been added to the AFC roster in place of injured Oakland Raiders defensive tackle Richard Seymour.

Williams was the first alternate and expected to go because Super Bowl participants can't play in the Pro Bowl, which takes place a week before the championship game. The other two defensive tackles selected are Vince Wilfork of the New England Patriots and Haloti Ngata of the Baltimore Ravens.

Williams no longer must wait around. He was an alternate last year and didn't make it.

He recorded 77 tackles and 5.5 sacks. He might have made the roster without any outside help had the Bills not ranked 32nd in run defense.

"I think everybody on our football team is very excited about Kyle having an opportunity to play in the Pro Bowl," Bills head coach Chan Gailey said. "There's probably not another guy more deserving because of the year he's had, because of what he stands for, and how he plays the game. We're all excited for him."

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