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Buffalo Bills are making moves

With a deal left on the table for Jairus Byrd, and the hopes that Byrd will return  left at the waist side and Free Agency is just a couple of days away the Bills made a move to secure part of their back two.

The Bills are also still looking forward.  Buffalo offered a contract extension to their other Safety Aaron Williams, who accepted.

“Aaron Williams is a versatile player who has grown into a key playmaker for our defense in recent years,” said Buffalo Bills General Manager Doug Whaley. “He had an extremely productive season for our defense in 2013. Aaron is the type of young, core player we targeted early in the process to retain for years to come and this will be our philosophy moving forward. By building on his improved play in 2013, we expect Aaron to continue to grow into a key contributor for the Bills organization.”

Williams was one of their more product players last year, and with his signing, there is a nice sense that the Bills are not trying to make the same mistakes as the past.

Doug Whaley and the Buffalo Bills are keeping the door open for a contract agreement that could come with them and Byrd at the 11th hour.  Whether they are hopeful that this could occur, or are just saying to promote a position to the fans, we will have to wait and see.

From what I understand, there was a lucrative contract on the table for Byrd and he walked away from it basically stating that he wants to be the highest paid safety, which he could receive from the Browns or the Bucs, who are two of the top teams in contention for Byrd if it goes to Free Agency.

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  • NWBill

    No surprise about Byrd; it’s always seemed to be about the money for him. He could’ve taken Buffalo’s latest offer – but, he seems to think so highly of his skills that getting the last possible dollar should be easy for him. So be it. The Bills obviously aren’t going to be strung along any more, and I think deciding to extend Williams sends a message of being committed to a team-first approach …which is what the team needs to build on. Not tagging Byrd again seems to me to be a message to the locker room that this management WILL move on when it decides to; the team won’t be held out as bait just to get a more lucrative contract elsewhere.

    Good luck chasing those dollars, Jairus ….I hope it all works out for you.

  • chas territo

    Byrd was reportedly offered 10 million over 3 years and declined A lot of money, money most think because he declined that labels him as greedy. Is it true or just another spin saving face for OBD? I put this out there because I also heard it was for only 3 years as most have also heard. Does it occur to anyone his decline could have been because of the years offered not the money? Of course not. Fans do not look deeper than the head line of any story. One thing that HAS been consistent is Byrd wanted an extension for a longer term and Supposedly OBD held firm at 3 years on the contract offer. If you look at it like that Byrd doesn’t look as greedy as our somewhat lazy fans only see. Myself I don’t blame anyone, a player plays to and for his salary. A team plays that player till contracts need doing.If a team pay any player what amount they do, the player deserves that much. Simple economics. But us fans don’t see it that way, we see greed, selfishness and a lassie fairre attitude. Give Byrd some credit for looking out for himself. After all he is not related to any one of us. GO BILLS!!