Bills Give Big Update on All-Pro Defender
With the start of NFL free agency only days away, teams are still scrambling to clear up cap space and re-sign players before they hit the market.
The Buffalo Bills made a notable move on Sunday that keeps a key player for the future while also giving them more financial flexibility this offseason.
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The Bills announced that they have agreed to a two-year contract extension with linebacker Matt Milano that will keep him with the team through the 2026 season. The move also has the added benefit of freeing up $6 million in cap space for Buffalo this offseason.
This is great news for the Bills. Not only do they get to keep an All-Pro defensive player, but they're also significantly closer to getting under the salary cap. They're still over the cap by a considerable amount, but Milano's new contract knocks off a decent chunk of that.
As for Milano, he'll get to stay with the only NFL team he's ever played for. The former fifth-round pick debuted with Buffalo in 2017 and has emerged as one of the league's best linebackers in recent seasons, earning his first Pro Bowl and All-Pro nod last year. The 28-year-old set a career-high with 11 passes defended while also racking up 3 interceptions, 1.5 sacks and 99 tackles.
Suffice it to say, the Bills will be happy to have him anchoring their defense for the next couple of years.