Mario Williams returns to Bills practice


ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- One Williams in, another Williams out.

That was the theme of the Buffalo Bills' organized team activities Wednesday. Defensive end Mario Williams, who is recovering from hip surgery and missed Tuesday's session, was back on the field. He took limited reps during team drills, with Jerry Hughes and Jarius Wynn seeing the bulk of the playing time with the first team.

Meanwhile, guard Chris Williams was not spotted at Wednesday's OTA, which is voluntary. The reason for his absence is not known. In his place, Mark Asper took first-team reps at left guard. Asper had been practicing with the third team until Wednesday.

Running back Bryce Brown, who has sat out OTAs since Friday with an undisclosed injury, was back in action in team drills. Linebacker Brandon Spikes, who sat out Tuesday's OTA with what coach Doug Marrone called "weekend soreness," was back in team drills Wednesday.

Linebacker Kiko Alonso watched from the sidelines during team drills. He is recovering from hip surgery.

Safety Aaron Williams, who is recovering from shoulder surgery, took reps in a 7-on-7 red zone drill but did not take part in any other team drills. Williams was paired with Da'Norris Searcy on the first team. In 11-on-11 drills, Jonathan Meeks replaced Williams with the top unit.

Wide receiver Marcus Easley, cornerback Darius Robinson, running back Ronnie Wingo, guard J.J. Unga and defensive end Bryan Johnson didn't participate in practice but were on the field. Tight end Mike Caussin was not spotted for the second consecutive practice.

Defensive tackles Alan Branch and Marcell Dareus, as well as defensive end Manny Lawson, remained out of action.