Nov 17, 2013; Orchard Park, NY, USA; Buffalo Bills free safety Aaron Williams (23) before a game against the New York Jets at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Rumors: Buffalo Bills re-sign Aaron Williams, move on from Jairus Byrd?

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The Buffalo Bills re-signed a safety this morning, though it wasn’t All-Pro Jairus Byrd.

After some quick negotiations, the Bills and Aaron Williams agreed on a four-year, $26 million dollar extension which will all but likely end the tenure of Jairus Byrd in Buffalo.

The Buffalo Bills have signed starting safety Aaron Williams to a four-year contract extension.The move was announced Wednesday, and provides the Bills at least some long-term stability in their defensive backfield. Williams’ signing came at a time when Buffalo stands to lose starting safety Jairus Byrd, who is preparing to test free agency next week.

There was hope the Bills would be able to re-sign Byrd but the two sides were unable to find a middle ground on a deal and the Bills didn’t feel comfortable using the franchise tag on him again.

As for Williams, he had a career high 82 tackles during the 2013 season and snagged four interceptions which was tied for the team lead with the aforementioned Byrd.

It’s a solid deal for the Bills as Williams ranked as a solid play against both the pass and the rush.

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