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Lucrative Sieve

Last year, the Bills allowed 425 points, the most they had given up in a season since 1984. They were last in the NFL in run defense by 15 yards a game over any other team. They were last in the league in takeaway-giveaway.

The nose tackle, Kyle Williams, got a $39 million contract extension. One of the inside linebackers, Paul Posluszny, got a $42 million deal from the Jaguars. Chris Kelsey got a $24 million extension during the season, Drayton Florence got a contract worth $15 million. Donte Whitner, who was on the field for more plays than any other Bill, received a three-year, $12 million deal from the 49ers.

Imagine the financial rewards if the Bills' defense had been good, or even average.

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