Bills DL Williams in talks to extend contract



PITTSFORD, N.Y. (AP) — Buffalo Bills defensive lineman Kyle Williams has told The Associated Press he and the team are negotiating a potential contract extension.

Williams didn’t provide details on how talks are progressing, except to say his agent is handling discussions. General manager Buddy Nix declined comment in citing the team’s policy of not discussing contract talks.

The 2006 fifth-round draft pick out of LSU has been a starter since his rookie season. His current contract runs through the end of the 2012 season.

Williams had a career-high 5-1/2 sacks last year and earned his first Pro Bowl appearance despite playing on one of the NFL’s worst defenses. He was selected as a first alternate and then added to the AFC team to replace injured Oakland Raiders lineman Richard Seymour.