NEW YORK (Reuters) – Pro Bowl defensive tackle Kyle Williams agreed to a contract extension with the Buffalo Bills, the National Football League (NFL) team said Friday.
Financial details were not disclosed by the Bills but local media estimate the deal to be worth $39 million over six years.
Williams, a fifth-round draft pick by the Buffalo in 2006, totaled a career-high 5.5 sacks and a personal-best 77 tackles last season to rank second among NFL defensive linemen.
His 2010 form earned him his first Pro Bowl appearance. He was added to the Pro Bowl roster as an alternate after the 2009 season but did not get to play.
The 28-year-old Williams, a starter for the Bills since his rookie season, has been one of the league’s most consistent defensive players.
(Writing by Mark Lamport-Stokes in Los Angeles; Editing by Frank Pingue)