Head coach Chan Gailey confirmed that Aaron Williams will start at LCB in place of Terrence McGee who went on injured reserve Tuesday. The question is will he move into the slot just as McGee did when Buffalo goes to their nickel package?
When Terrence McGee was out of the lineup the first three games of the season, Aaron Williams filled his role in the slot on nickel packages, while Leodis McKelvin manned the LCB position. Now with McKelvin a bit lower on the depth chart Williams will start in McGee’s place at LCB. But will he move into the slot in nickel situations again?
Even Williams isn’t sure.
“I honestly don’t know,” Williams told Buffalobills.com. “At the same time at the very beginning of the season I was Terrence’s backup. The first few games when I was playing when he was hurt I was in the slot.”
If called upon to play in the slot, Williams insists he’s ready.
“I’m not rusty at all being at nickel,” he said. “I got some playing time at corner. If I have to do both that’s fine. I love doing it. I’ve played multiple positions since high school.”
In all likelihood Williams starts at LCB and in nickel situations he’ll move into the slot and then either McKelvin or fellow rookie Justin Rogers comes on to play the boundary corner position.
Tags: Aaron Williams, Justin Rogers, Leodis McKelvin, Terrence McGee
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