Sunday morning, the Buffalo Bills announced that they have signed cornerback Nickell Robey to a multi-year contract extension. Terms of the deal have not yet been reported.
Locked down. CB Nickell Robey has signed a contract extension with the Bills! DETAILS: http://t.co/1hJJ79gz8Q pic.twitter.com/EX8zfIweZY— Buffalo Bills (@buffalobills) August 9, 2015
Robey, 23, was an undrafted free agent signing out of USC back in 2013, and impressed enough during training camp to immediately become a top reserve and the team's primary nickel cornerback as a rookie. Playing in Mike Pettine's scheme, he had an impressive first season, with a forced fumble, a pick-six, ten passes defended, and three sacks.
The 5'7" Robey saw his production dip slightly in his sophomore season under Jim Schwartz - who used him less as a roving defender, and more as a traditional cornerback, where his size limitation became more evident - but he still held his own and broke up seven passes. Now entering his third NFL season, Robey is back in the scheme that saw him produce as a rookie.
Robey was eligible to be signed to an extension after only two seasons, rather than the three seasons that a drafted prospect would have to wait for, because he went undrafted in 2013. Robey had been making a league-minimum salary to this point in his career.