Buffalo Bills free safety Aaron Williams (23) is carted off the field during the second half of an NFL football game against the New England Patriots Sunday, Sept. 20, 2015, in Orchard Park, N.Y. (AP Photo/Bill Wippert)
Bill Wippert
September 21, 2015

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) Buffalo Bills coach Rex Ryan says it was encouraging to see safety Aaron Williams report to the team's facility on Monday, a day after the player sustained a neck injury.

Ryan says Williams wore a neck brace and is still feeling stiff and sore after being examined and released from the hospital on Sunday.

Though tests revealed the injury wasn't serious, Ryan says it's ''probably a stretch'' to expect Williams to play in Buffalo's game at Miami on Sunday.

Williams was hurt while diving headfirst in an attempt to tackle Patriots receiver Julian Edelman in the third quarter of a 40-32 loss to New England. Williams was placed on a stretcher and his body immobilized before being loaded into an ambulance.

He was released from a hospital about three hours later.

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