BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A person familiar with contract talks has told The Associated Press that Buffalo Bills defensive tackle Kyle Williams has agreed to a six-year contract extension that’s potentially worth $39 million.
The deal was agreed to Friday, the person says, speaking on the condition of anonymity because the Bills have not announced the move, which will make Williams among the NFL’s top-paid defensive linemen.
The extension restructures the final two years of Williams’ existing contract, and locks him up through 2016.
Williams has been a starter since his rookie season in 2006, when the Bills drafted him in the fifth round out of LSU. He’s been the Bills’ most consistent defensive player, and played in his first Pro Bowl in February as an injury replacement for Richard Seymour.