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Williams started 14 games last season, making 82 tackles and four interceptions. “Aaron Williams is a versatile player who has grown into a key playmaker for our defense in recent years,” general manager Doug Whaley said.
Williams, who moved from corner to safety last season, was entering the final year of his rookie deal. The deal comes as Buffalo faces the likely prospect of losing safety Jairus Byrd in free agency.
"Unfortunately, it’s above my pay scale to handle all that. All I can do is trust the guys upstairs in the front office," he added. "I know they want Jairus back. At the same time, the business side of it gets a little ugly. I put my opinion on it and let it go and hopefully it goes in my favor and the team’s favor.”
Williams and Byrd each had four interceptions this season, tying Seattle's safety tandem of Earl Thomas (5) and Kam Chancellor (3) for the league lead.
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