Plus, why OL Ryan Bates decided to re-sign with the Bills
Buffalo Bills general manager Brandon Beane did it again. With two years remaining on his current contract, and with his team tight up against the 2022 NFL salary cap, Beane worked his magic once again when, on Wednesday, the Bills and Pro Bowl wide receiver Stefon Diggs agreed to a four-year contract extension.
Today’s edition of the Bills daily links leads off by discussing the reported deal, which ensures Josh Allen will have his top receiving option to throw to for years to come.
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Bills, Diggs agree on contract extension
After seeing Tyreek Hill and Davante Adams sign lucrative contract extensions this offseason, Brandon Beane took care of his star wideout, with the Bills and Diggs agreeing on an extension worth up to $104 million, with $70 million in guaranteed money. The deal will keep Diggs in Buffalo for the next six years.
Catch up on the known details of the deal for Diggs, who in two productive seasons in Buffalo has hauled in 230 passes for 2,760 yards and 18 touchdowns. Plus, see where Diggs’s new contract ranks among the other elite wide receivers in the NFL and get reactions from his teammates on the new deal.
- Bills, star receiver Stefon Diggs agree to massive contract extension | Buffalo Bills News | NFL | buffalonews.com
- Stefon Diggs, Buffalo Bills agree on 6-year deal to keep WR in Buffalo until he retires (report) – newyorkupstate.com
- Report: Stefon Diggs signs contract extension with Bills – WGR 550
- Buffalo Bills, WR Stefon Diggs agree to four-year, $104M extension, sources say – ESPN.com Buffalo Bills Blog
- Bills, Stefon Diggs agree to 4-year contract extension worth reported $104 million: Source – The Athletic (subscription required).
- Report: Bills extending Stefon Diggs’ contract by four years – Democrat & Chronicle
- Where does Stefon Diggs’ new contract land him among NFL wide receivers? | Buffalo Bills News | NFL | buffalonews.com
- Locking in Stefon Diggs keeps Bills ahead of WR market, but the deal represents much more to ’22 – The Athletic (subscription required).
- Von Miller, Bills teammates react to Stefon Diggs’ contract extension: Show me the money! – newyorkupstate.com
- Bills’ Josh Allen has 1-word response to Stefon Diggs’ 4-year extension – newyorkupstate.com
NFL Draft and CB rumors
The Buffalo Bills possess pick No. 25 in the first round of April’s NFL Draft. We take a look at several mock drafts to find out which cornerbacks the Bills could select, plus learn about several under-the-radar positions Buffalo could shore up in the first round, a deep dive into this year’s class of offensive tackles, and more!
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- NFL Draft 2022: Todd McShay sends Bills CB, RB help in 2-round mock – newyorkupstate.com
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- Sneaky in the first round? Bills could surprise in the NFL Draft by going with one of these under-the-radar positions – The Athletic (subscription required).
- NFL draft preview: Offensive tackle features top-end talent, but then a drop-off | Buffalo Bills News | NFL | buffalonews.com
- NFL draft preview: Bills can mostly ignore quarterbacks, but would love for them to go early | Buffalo Bills News | NFL | buffalonews.com
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Odds and ends
Hear from newly re-signed offensive lineman Ryan Bates on why he wanted to come back to Western New York this offseason, and find out why former Buffalo cornerback Levi Wallace opted to sign with the Pittsburgh Steelers instead of the Bills. Plus, the potential impact of Personal Seat Licenses (PSLs) on Bills season ticket holders, and why members of the Western New York community want the Bills’ organization to do their part to give back to the people of Buffalo and Erie County as part of the new stadium deal.
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- Advocates: No Bills stadium deal without strong community benefits agreement | Local News | buffalonews.com