Bills DL Troup Tells AP He’ll Have Back Surgery

In revealing then nature of the injury for the first time since being placed on injured reserve two weeks ago, Troup told The Associated Press on Monday that he should be fully recovered in about three months. That’s a timetable that will allow him to be ready for the start of spring minicamps.

The second-year player added the operation will also address a pre-existing back problem that’s bothered him since the start of training camp.

“I’ll be fine,” Troup said.

Later, on his Twitter account, Troup wrote that surgery has been scheduled for Friday. He then added: “I’m ready to get this over so i can be the player i was in the preseason. Will feel good to not be in pain everyday.”

Troup said he attempted to play through the spine injury after he was hurt in Buffalo’s preseason finale against Detroit on Sept. 1. Troup, who also broke his right hand in training camp, said he didn’t want to leave the team short-handed because of a nagging foot injury that eventually landed starting defensive tackle Kyle Williams on IR last month.

After missing the first three games of the season in a bid to rest the injury, Troup wound up playing sparingly in six of the next eight games before the pain in his back became too severe.

Drafted in the second round out of Central Florida, Troup had 23 tackles in 15 games, including three starts, as a rookie.

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Nose Tackle Williams Agrees to Contract Extension With Bills

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Pro Bowl defensive tackle Kyle Williams agreed to a contract extension with the Buffalo Bills, the National Football League (NFL) team said Friday.

Financial details were not disclosed by the Bills but local media estimate the deal to be worth $39 million over six years.

Williams, a fifth-round draft pick by the Buffalo in 2006, totaled a career-high 5.5 sacks and a personal-best 77 tackles last season to rank second among NFL defensive linemen.

His 2010 form earned him his first Pro Bowl appearance. He was added to the Pro Bowl roster as an alternate after the 2009 season but did not get to play.

The 28-year-old Williams, a starter for the Bills since his rookie season, has been one of the league’s most consistent defensive players.

(Writing by Mark Lamport-Stokes in Los Angeles; Editing by Frank Pingue)

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Bills DT Williams Added to AFC Pro Bowl Roster

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ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — defensive tackle Kyle Williams has been added to the AFC Pro Bowl roster as an injury replacement for Oakland’s Richard Seymour.

Williams finished with 5½ sacks, second-most among NFL players at his position. He was also credited with 77 tackles. Both were career highs.

This will mark Williams first Pro Bowl appearance since being drafted by Buffalo in the fifth round of the 2006 draft out of LSU.

A hamstring injury forced Seymour to miss the ‘ season finale against Kansas City.

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