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Buffalo Bills news, 5/6: Jairus Byrd contract worry growing

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One local columnist thinks the Buffalo Bills should make Jairus Byrd the second-highest paid safety in the NFL. More in today's links.

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Smart money’s on keeping Byrd - The Buffalo News

Jerry Sullivan does not want the Bills to play games with Jarius Byrd, who is not only a playmaker at safety but a good dude. He even gives contract parameters that would make Byrd the second-highest-paid safety in the NFL.

Finding the Fits: Alonso could star as QB of Bills' defense - CBSSports.com

Rob Rang has a good take on Kiko Alonso, but the highlight of the article is his conversation with scouts that had EJ Manuel rated as their highest quarterback by a "wide margin." It lends some weight to the idea that the Florida State quarterback wouldn't have been available at No. 41 as so many have insisted.

San Diego Chargers History: Jack Kemp's Revenge - Bolts From The Blue
The Buffalo Bills 1964 and 1965 AFL Championships look much different to Chargers fans.

What Should Buffalo Bills Expect from Jerry Hughes? | Buffalo Bills Draft
"Hughes started six games last season, as a result of Mathis and Freeney both missing time due to injury. Hughes finished with 41 tackles and four sacks, a big improvement from his previous two years. But Hughes only showed some flashes of brilliance on rare occasions. He often took terrible angles, and was criticized for his lack of motor on the field."