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