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Kyle Williams gets yanked from practice after scuffle

Kyle Williams

San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Kyle Williams (10) during training camp at 49ers NFL football headquarters in Santa Clara, Calif., Friday, July 27, 2012. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)


After becoming the goat of the NFC title game, 49ers receiver Kyle Williams is ready to come out swinging.


Jim Harbaugh yanked Williams from practice Wednesday after the head coach deemed that Williams had instigated a scuffle with rookie cornerback Deanté Purvis.

According to, the three-second incident included Williams delivering a head butt to Purvis.

Per the report, Harbaugh appeared to “angrily” order Williams off the field.

It’s hard not to wonder whether Williams feels compelled at some level to demonstrate aggression and toughness, given that a pair of Giants said after the Super Bowl play-in game that they were targeting him due to his history of concussions.

And yet only the Saints have been vilified for treating football as the game of attrition that it necessarily is.