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Buffalo Bills re-sign special teams stalwart Deon Lacey

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The veteran linebacker led the team in special teams snaps in 2017 and 2018

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The Buffalo Bills made a move to retain an essential member of their special teams unit, re-signing veteran linebacker Deon Lacey for one more season. Terms of the contract were not disclosed, but the exclusive-rights free agent probably signed for the veteran minimum, or something very close to it.

Lacey, 28, initially came to Buffalo via a waiver claim after the Miami Dolphins cut him in September of 2017. Lacey has only played 22 defensive snaps for the Bills in two seasons, but he led the squad in special-teams reps in both 2017 and 2018. Lacey played 299 special-teams snaps in 2018 after playing 285 special-teams snaps the previous year. He has made eight tackles in two seasons, seven of which came in 2018. His six special-teams tackles ranked third on the Bills in 2018, trailing only Siran Neal (eight) and Lafayette Pitts (seven).

With Lacey re-signed, the Bills now have their entire linebacking corps from 2018 under contract. Lacey rejoins Lorenzo Alexander, Tremaine Edmunds, Matt Milano, Julian Stanford, and Corey Thompson on the roster.