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Buffalo Bills’ Mario Williams, Jairus Byrd Named NFL All-pros

January 4th, 2014 at 2:00 PM
By Paul Lane Sabres 101
Two members of the Buffalo Bills' defense were named second-team All Pros on Friday.
 
Elected for the postseason honor were defensive end Mario Williams and safety Jairus Byrd. Both were named to the Pro Bowl earlier this month.
 
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Williams was fourth in the NFL in 2013 with 13 sacks. That's also his second-highest season total during his eight-year career (he had 14 in 2007 with the Houston Texans). He also had 38 tackles in 2013, one forced fumble and four passes deflected.
 
Byrd missed five games with a foot injury but still led the Bills with four interceptions. He also had 48 tackles and a sack.
 
All-Pros are determined by media voting. First-team defensive ends are J.J. Watt of Houston and Robert Quinn of the St. Louis Rams. Greg Hardy of the Carolina Panthers was also second-team. The first-team safeties are Earl Thomas of the Seattle Seahawks and Eric Berry of the Kansas City Chiefs. Joining Byrd on the second team are Eric Weddle of the San Diego
Chargers, Kam Chancellor of Seattle, T.J. Ward of the Cleveland Browns, Devin McCourty of the New England Patriots and Antrel Rolle of the New York Giants.
 
The Bills haven't had a first-team All-Pro player since punter Brian Moorman in 2006.
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