One of the Buffalo Bills most unlikely success stories got some good news on Wednesday.
According to ESPN Insider Adam Schefter, the Bills have signed linebacker Lorenzo Alexander to a one-year contract extension.
Bills signed LB Lorenzo Alexander to a one-year contract extension.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 16, 2019
Alexander originally signed with Buffalo in 2016 as a 32-year-old veteran special-teamer who could add depth to the linebacking core after playing with five different NFL teams.
Since then, Alexander has made 35 starts for the Bills, recording 222 total tackles, 22 sacks, and three interceptions in three seasons with the franchise. The 12-year vet made the Pro Bowl in 2016 and was even named Defensive MVP of the game. He has since been named a team captain and is the undisputed leader of the Buffalo defense.
Alexander was also named one of the NFL's Top-100 players of 2017, a list put out by the NFL Network that is voted on solely by his peers; he was ranked 91.
The 35-year-old linebacker is clearly viewed as an important piece for the Bills defense in the upcoming 2019 season.