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.

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.