It's a shame these 5 Buffalo Bills players are missing from the Wall of Fame

The Bills Wall of Fame contains 31 names, but it's been seven years since anyone was added to the Bills Wall of Fame. Who's missing?
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Butch Byrd, DB (1964 - 1970)

Butch Byrd and corner Booker Edgerson were the AFL's best corner tandem. Edgerson is a member of the Bills Wall of Fame, inducted in 2010, but it was Byrd who set the Bills' record for career interceptions with 40, a record that still stands today. As a rookie in 1964, he recorded seven interceptions, and was voted to the Pro Bowl, and third in AFL Rookie of the Year voting. He finished his Bills career with three first-team All-Pro nods, one second-team All-Pro, and voted to five Pro Bowls

His 40 career interceptions likely will not ever be broken. To put it in context, Jordan Poyer finished his Bills career wtih 22, and the next closest active Bills player is linebacker Matt Milano with ten. That secondary of the Bills in the late '60s rivals any secondary in Bills history, with three of the four defensive backs combining for 85 career interceptions, then you throw in linebacker Mike Stratton's 18, and it's easy to see, that teams could not pass against the '60s Buffalo Bills, and Byrd was the best of the bunch. He belongs on the Bills Wall of Fame.

Tony Greene, DB (1971 - 1979)

Those Bills teams from the '70s don't get much love and only four players who played the majority of their career in that decade are on the Wall, Offensive lineman Joe DeLamielleure, quarterback Joe Ferguson, defensive back Robert James, and running back OJ Simpson. Greene ranks second all-time in Bills history for interceptions with 37. Between 1974 and 1977, he had no less than five interceptions in a given year, with as many as nine in 1974 and 1977.

In 1976, he returned a pick for a league-best 101 yards. He was voted to one first-team All-Pro in 1974, and one Pro Bowl in 1977. Bills players in the '70s didn't get a lot of recognition because the team wasn't very good during those times. But Greene was one of the lone bright spots, during one of the worst stretches in Bills' history.

Ted Washington, DT (1995 - 2000)

We recently posed a question to Bills Mafia on X (previously known as Twitter) regarding the best defensive tackle in the history of the Bills, and many fans identified Ted Washington as that player. Washington played for an amazing 17 years, which is unheard of, outside of maybe a quarterback or kicker. He was a 6'5", 365-pound mountain of a man, and few teams could run the ball against him with any level of success. He spent six of those 17 years with the Bills, most of any team.

During that time, he was voted to the Pro Bowl three times, and second-team All-Pro once. He also earned All-Pro and Pro Bowl honors in 2001 with the Chicago Bears. He recorded 19.5 sacks with Buffalo and 378 total tackles. Washington was a huge reason the Bills' defensive line was so dominant in those days, playing between Bruce Smith and Phil Hansen, including in 1999, when Buffalo was the number one ranked defense in the NFL.

Eric Moulds, WR (1996 - 2005)

There are four receivers in the Bills' history that you could argue as the best, Elbert Dubenion, Andre Reed, Stefon Diggs, and Eric Moulds. I often wonder what Moulds's career might have looked like if he had a better quarterback. Moulds played with the Bills for ten seasons. During that time, he had six different starting quarterbacks. Despite the struggles at QB, Moulds is number two in the Bills' history in receptions (675), yards (9,906), and touchdowns (48).

Moulds was a two-time second-team All-Pro and voted to three Pro Bowls. His best season was in 2002 when he recorded 100 receptions, 1,292 yards, and ten touchdowns. Moulds completed a 12-year career in Houston, followed by his final season with Tennessee. He had 9,995 receiving yards, 764 receptions, and 49 touchdowns in his career. When comparing numbers of other great receivers in Bills' lore, Dubenion had Jack Kemp, Andre Reed had Jim Kelly, and Stefon Diggs had Josh Allen. Moulds did the most with the least around him. He deserves a spot on the Bills' Wall of Fame.


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