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Buffalo Bills sign first-round pick Gregory Rousseau to rookie contract

Only Spencer Brown is unsigned.

The Buffalo Bills have signed defensive end Gregory Rousseau to his rookie contract, his agency announced on Thursday. Rousseau, Buffalo’s first-round pick in the 2021 NFL Draft, signed a standard four-year contract with $11.37 million guaranteed. By the end of his third season, the Bills can opt to extend Rousseau’s rookie contract for a fifth season.

With Rousseau’s signing, almost every member of the Bills’ rookie class is under contract. The only missing link is offensive tackle Spencer Brown, the team’s third-round selection.

Breaking into the league, Rousseau will deal with a ton of defensive end competition on the Bills’ roster. Jerry Hughes and Mario Addison are ten-year veterans, eager to prove they’re still the top dogs. A.J. Epenesa and Darryl Johnson represent the young draft investments already on the roster. The team added Efe Obada in free agency, after he notched 5.5 sacks as a part-timer with the Carolina Panthers. And, of course, Rousseau will be working with fellow rookie Carlos “Boogie” Basham Jr.