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Report: Buffalo Bills sign defensive end Mario Addison

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Yes, he’s also a former Panther

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According to Marcel Louis-Jacques, the Buffalo Bills are making another free-agent signing, this time adding defensive end Mario Addison. Like linebacker A.J. Klein, whom the Bills reportedly signed earlier this evening, Addison is a former Carolina Panthers defender.

Tom Pelissaro reports that Addison’s deal is for $30.45 million over three years. $14 million will be paid in the first year, and there are $15.25 million in total guarantees. Aaron Wilson tweeted a more specific breakdown of the numbers, as well. We have a full breakdown of the contract in total and yearly right here.

Addison, who will turn 33 in September, entered the league in 2011 as an undrafted free agent. While he began his career with the Chicago Bears, it’s his time with the Carolina Panthers that makes him most appealing in Buffalo.

Bills head coach Sean McDermott was Addison’s defensive coordinator from 2013-2016, and the defensive end notched 24.5 sacks over that time. For his career, Addison has 55 sacks, including four consecutive seasons of at least nine sacks. Since 2013, he’s averaged eight sacks, 14 quarterback hits, and seven tackles for a loss per season.