ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) -Offensive lineman Brad Butler signed a contract extension with the Buffalo Bills on Wednesday, following a season in which he took over the starting right guard spot.
Terms of the extension were not immediately available, but Butler's new deal is expected to provide a significant raise over the $445,000 base salary he was scheduled to make this season. Buffalo's fifth-round pick in the 2006 draft out of Virginia had two years left on his contract and was scheduled to make a base salary of $530,000 in 2009.
The Bills also signed rookie tight end Derek Fine, the second of Buffalo's two fourth-round draft picks. Selected 132nd overall, Fine was a three-year starter at Kansas, where he set the school record for tight ends with 98 career receptions. He finished with 1,009 yards receiving and 10 touchdowns.
Fine is expected to compete for a backup spot behind returning starter Robert Royal. Fine is the third of Buffalo's 10 draft picks to sign.
The Bills offensive line is still unsettled with left tackle Jason Peters holding out for a new contract. Peters was fined by the team after he missed Buffalo's two mandatory minicamp practices earlier this month.

Recent NFL Discussions

NFL / NBA .. Timmy learns no lessons on Mon, Jan 2017 by sharkey11
2nd Half pitt/ ne on Sun, Jan 2017 by JBoppa
2nd half on Sun, Jan 2017 by JBoppa
Pitt ML on Sun, Jan 2017 by JBoppa
Pressure and speed defenses, cut and dry on Sun, Jan 2017 by Timmy1961

Top NFL Public Bets

Advertisement

NFL Top Stories

Thumbnail SBLI: Patriots favored over Falcons Following their victory in the AFC title game, the Patriots have opened as small favorites over the Falcons in Super Bowl LI.
Thumbnail AFC Championship Game Prediction Are the Steelers a good bet to cover versus the Patriots in tonight's AFC Championship Game at 6:40PM ET?
Thumbnail AFC Title Spread Holding Steady Kickoff of tonight's AFC Championship Game is set for 6:40PM ET between the Steelers and Patriots. Where is the point spread currently?
Thumbnail Public Bettors backing Patriots Are public bettors backing Tom Brady and the Patriots today in the AFC Championship Game, or the underdog Steelers at 6:40PM ET?
Thumbnail NFC Title First Player to Score Pick Who will score the first touchdown in the NFC Championship Game today at 3:05PM ET? Let's take a look at the odds first.

NFL Team Pages