Breaking down the all-time Buffalo Bills free safeties as voted by Bills Mafia

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George Saimes (1963 – 1969) – Honorable Mention

George Saimes was selected by the Kansas City Chiefs in the 1963 AFL Draft in the sixth round, 48th overall.  He was also picked by the Los Angeles Rams of the NFL the same year in sixth round, 71st overall.

Saimes never played a down for the Chiefs and ultimately found his way to the Buffalo Bills the year he was drafted.  In his rookie year, he started 11 of 14 games and recorded four interceptions and was an integral piece to the famed AFL championship teams of 1964 and 1965.

Saimes played seven seasons as member of the Bills defensive backfield.  Five of those seasons included corners Butch Byrd and Booker Edgerson.  That secondary would rival our Bills of today with Tre’Davious White, Micah Hyde and Jordan Poyer.  And like Poyer, Saimes rotated between both safety positions throughout his career.

Saimes totaled 22 interceptions, tying him with both Poyer and Jairus Byrd for tenth all time.  He earned All-Pro honors in 1964, 1965 and 1967.  He was also a five-time Pro Bowl player.  Saimes is a member of the Buffalo Bills Wall of Fame and Greater Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame.

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