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Buffalo Bills Links, 3/13: Daryl Williams inks extension

Plus, why retaining LB Matt Milano is a game-changer for the Bills.

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In today’s edition of the Buffalo Bills daily links, we discuss the news from One Bills Drive that general manager Brandon Beane found a way to bring back both linebacker Matt Milano and tackle Daryl Williams this offseason.

We break down Williams’s three-year contract extension—a deal that can be worth up to $28.2 million with nearly $14 million guaranteed—and analyze what this move means for Buffalo’s offensive line in 2021.

We also dive into why retaining the services of Milano is a game-changer for the Bills, hear from Milano on why he left money on the table to pursue a Super Bowl in Buffalo, chart out what kind of moves Beane and the Bills should take the rest of the offseason, hear from safety Micah Hyde on how quarterback Josh Allen’s presence is making it easier to recruit free agents to Buffalo, and more!

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Bills, T Daryl Williams agree to contract extension

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“The contract is valued at $28.2 million ($.94 million average) with nearly $14 million guaranteed, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.”

Another free agent returns as Bills sign Daryl Williams - Democrat & Chronicle
Buffalo reportedly signs tackle to three-year contract extension.

Buffalo Bills re-sign tackle Daryl Williams to 3-year contract -
Deal reportedly worth $28.2 million.

Bills re-sign offensive tackle Daryl Williams - WGR 550
“It’s been a busy couple of days for Buffalo Bills general manager Brandon Beane and the organization, as the team announced on Friday the signing of Williams to a new three-year contract to remain with the club,” writes Sal Capaccio.

Source: Buffalo Bills agree to three-year contract extension with RT Daryl Williams -
A 16-game starter at right tackle in 2020, Daryl Williams has agreed to a three-year extension with the Buffalo Bills, according to a source.

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“The Buffalo Bills are keeping key impending free agents home before the market opens,” writes Nick Shook.

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“The Bills are bringing back one of their key pieces from the 2020 offensive line,” writes Maddy Glab.

Buffalo Bills Agree to 3-Year Extension With Offensive Tackle Daryl Williams - Sports Illustrated News, Analysis and More
“Daryl Williams was expected to be one of the top offensive tackles on the free agent market. Instead, he’s staying in Buffalo.”

Bringing back LB Matt Milano a game-changer for Bills

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“Milano seemed destined for the open market, likely with the best chance he’ll ever have at a maximized payday as the Bills braced for a potential $175 million salary cap,” writes Joe Buscaglia. (Subscription required).

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Where do the Bills go from here?

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Josh Allen’s presence helps Buffalo court free agents

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“This isn’t the old Buffalo, this is the new Buffalo, this is the Josh Allen Buffalo,” Hyde said.

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Odds and ends

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“It’s a fair question to ask: How has Buffalo Bills General Manager Brandon Beane found space under the salary cap to re-sign linebacker Matt Milano and right tackle Daryl Williams?,” writes Jay Skurski.

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According to Jim McBride of The Boston Globe, the Patriots will re-sign Newton to a one-year deal. ESPN’s Adam Schefter adds the deal is worth close to $14 million,” writes Ryan Hannable.

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The deal is valued at nearly $14 million, according to ESPN.