Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Bills' secondary re-aligning to its original self


With safety Jairus Byrd and cornerback Stephon Gilmore another week into their return to game action, the Buffalo Bills' secondary is starting to take on its original shape.

Aaron Williams, who lined up primarily at cornerback the last few games despite entering the season as a safety, is transitioning back to centerfield as the perimeter of the defense gets healthier.

Williams lined up next to Byrd in practice Wednesday with Gilmore and Leodis McKelvin on the outside, according to WGR550's Joe Buscaglia.'s Chris Brown also noted the shift.

Gilmore is in line for another increase in snaps at cornerback, and with McKelvin's and Ron Brooks' betterment in health, the team obviously feels confident enough to let Williams get back to work on his acumen in the middle of the field.

If Williams is in fact back to safety for good, safety Da'Norris Searcy should still get his fair share of work in Mike Pettine's multiple-look sub-packages, as will Brooks and fellow cornerback Nickell Robey.

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