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The Buffalo Bills attempted an April Fools' Day Joke involving Aaron Williams

Aaron Williams and the Bills attempted to fool fans into believing he was being moved to wide receiver.

The Buffalo Bills attempted an April Fools' Day joke on Friday involving safety Aaron Williams.

Buffalo "announced" that Williams would be moving from safety to wide receiver in 2016 and put a lot of time and effort into the joke. First, the team published an article with quotes from Williams.

“The coaches and I talked about this idea late last season after I took reps at receiver on scout team,” Williams told Buffalobills.com. “After some thought I really think I can help us win as a wideout. At the end of the day that’s what it’s all about.”

Williams and the team also shared footage of Williams running routes on social media. 

https://twitter.com/buffalobills/status/715942906352300032

Other teammates took part in the joke as well. 

https://twitter.com/ajwilliams23/status/715939952538886144

Eventually, the Bills and Williams let the fans in on the joke. 

https://twitter.com/buffalobills/status/716000816268767233

Although the overwhelming majority of people realized that the Williams story was an April Fools' Day joke, there were some people on social media who believed the story. 


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