As Buffalo Bills voluntary offseason workouts began on Monday, restricted free agent Corbin Bryant signed his one-year, $1.67 million tender offer from the team as he reported from duty, ensuring that he'll be on the field again in Buffalo for the 2016 season.
Bryant, 28, saw extensive action for the Bills during the 2015 regular season, playing starter's reps (58.2 percent of total defensive snaps) chiefly as a fill-in for starters Marcell Dareus (when he was suspended in Week 1) and Kyle Williams (when he was injured for most of the season). The increased playing time led to a career year for the former undrafted free agent out of Northwestern, as he finished tenth on the team with 45 tackles.
If the season were to start today, Bryant would be a base-defense starter next to Dareus and Williams. In the likely event that the Bills address their defensive line in the 2016 NFL Draft, however, it's a fairly safe assumption that Bryant will remain a key part of the team's defensive line rotation this coming season.