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Bills reach deals with LB Moats, QB Brown

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The Buffalo Bills' run on signing draft picks continues, as Scout.com's Adam Caplan is reporting that the team has agreed to terms with linebacker Arthur Moats and quarterback Levi Brown on rookie deals.

Caplan reports that Moats received a four-year deal worth $1.9 million, with a $112,000 signing bonus. Moats was a sixth-round pick out of James Madison, and will be playing inside linebacker with the Bills. Brown also gets a four-year deal, worth $1.86 million in total, with $69,000 guaranteed. Brown's deal has incentives built in that can max the deal out at $2.69 million if he meets playing time requirements.

The Bills have confirmed the two deals, also revealing that two undrafted rookie free agents - guard Jorge Guerra and end Will Croner - were released to make room for the two new signees.

Buffalo has now locked up five of its nine drafted rookies, with Moats and Brown joining Ed Wang, Danny Batten and Kyle Calloway on the signed rookie list. All five of those players were drafted in the fifth round or later. Now, the real work begins, as the team begins to work on cutting deals with first-round pick C.J. Spiller, second-round pick Torell Troup, third-round pick Alex Carrington and fourth-round pick Marcus Easley.

A year ago, Buffalo didn't sign its first drafted rookies until July 7, when it wrapped up deals for cornerbacks Cary Harris and Ellis Lankster. The team is well ahead of the curve this year, but still have very important deals to get done over the next month and a half.