Bills sign Aaron Williams to long-term extension

March 5, 2014 Updated Mar 5, 2014 at 12:43 PM EDT

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Bills sign Aaron Williams to long-term extension

March 5, 2014 Updated Mar 5, 2014 at 12:43 PM EDT

ORCHARD PARK, NY (WKBW) - The Buffalo Bills have resigned defensive back Aaron Williams to a multi-year contract extension.

The Bills made the announcement Wednesday, just two days after electing to not place the franchise tag on Pro Bowl safety Jairus Byrd.

“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 in a press released issued by the team. “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.”

The 2011 second round draft pick played in and started 14 games in 2013 and tallied a career-high 82 tackles (60 solo) and tied for the team-lead with four interceptions.

The team has not released the terms of the deal, but several media outlets have reported that the deal is for 4 years and $26 million, with $14.6 million of it guaranteed.

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