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Williams Transitions to Safety Position

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Rochester: Williams Transitions to Safety Position
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This will be a new season for Aaron Williams. After two years as a cornerback, the 23 year old will be transitioning to the safety position.

"I'm taking the challenge of going to a new position, and really getting into the playbook," said Williams. "Knowing what I've got to do, it's a lot easier when you're not running around with your head cut off. Know your responsibilities, and the game slows down a lot."

The Bills second round pick in 2011, Williams seemed a bit surprised at the coaching staff's decision to move him to safety. But through a conversation with an old teammate, he learned to embrace it.

"You know, I had some questions in my head, but talking to George Wilson about it, who had moved from receiver to safety, he told me just to take the challenge and accept it," said Williams. "And that's what I did."

So with the new challenge, the Texas product faces some adjustments this year, mainly his mentality on the field.

"At corner, you're worried about yourself," said Williams. "At safety, you're worried about all ten guys around you, including yourself. Putting guys in the right position to make plays, that's the responsibility the safety has. He's a quarterback of the defense. So I accept that challenge, and I actually love it." ClientIP:, UserAgent: CCBot/2.0 ( Profile: TWCSAMLSP