Buffalo Bills Safety Aaron Williams Seems To Be OK
The Buffalo Bills and Bills fans got some good news yesterday with word that safety Aaron Williams was attending team meetings at One Bills Drive on Monday, one day after being taken to a Miami hospital as a precaution. Williams spent several minutes on the Hard Rock Stadium field after a dirty hit by Miami Dolphins receiver Jarvis Landry.
Game officials penalized Landry and the Dolphins 15 yards for unnecessary roughness, but if that had been a high school or college game Landry would have been thrown out of the game and would have been suspended for the following game.
Landry used his helmet and shoulder to hit Williams in the head, commonly known as targeting. Williams focus was on the ball carrier and never saw the hit coming. In that situation he's considered a defenseless player.
Did Landry know Williams spent most of last year out of the lineup with a serious neck injury? I'd hate to think he'd target Williams with that in mind.
I'm personally surprised Williams was back in meetings on Monday. It wouldn't have surprised me if he called it a career. The Bills aren't saying whether he'll play this Sunday against the New England Patriots.