The Buffalo Bills have consented to a four-year contract extension with linebacker Matt Milano, the group reported on Thursday.
The deal is worth at $44 million with $24 million ensured, a source revealed to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
In the days paving the way to free agency, Buffalo made several moves to clear cap space to sign Milano, including restructuring the agreements of center Mitch Morse and cautious tackle Vernon Butler, and delivering wide recipient John Brown and protective lineman Quinton Jefferson. The group of four of program moves cleared generally $14 million in cap space, preparing for Milano’s return.
Milano, 26, missed six games in 2020 – and his nonappearance was obvious at whatever point he was not on the field. Indeed, the regular-season games the Bills lost came when Milano was injured.
His injuries last season are not a sign of his sturdiness, notwithstanding, as he had played in 44 of 48 potential games entering the 2020 season.
Milano has been Buffalo’s best cover linebacker in the course of the last three seasons, having the capacity to not just shadow tight finishes and running backs in the passing game yet in addition surge the passer and give run uphold when essential.
A fifth-round draft choose from Boston College in 2017, Milano has 273 tackles, including a vocation best 101 out of 2019, 6 sacks and 5 interceptions in 54 profession games.
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