The Bills signed defensive tackle Marcell Dareus to a six-year, $108 million contract extension.
The Bills did not disclose terms of the deal, but according to a report by ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the extension is for six years and $108 million. The deal also includes $60 million guaranteed, according to Schefter, which gives Dareus the highest guarantee for a non-quarterback in NFL history.
The announcement of the extension comes three weeks after Dareus expressed that he was unhappy with the reported $90 million offer the Bills had previously presented him, and that he felt unwanted by the team’s apparent lack of willingness to invest in him.
Dareus’s deal eclipses that of teammate Mario Williams for the most expensive in Bills’ history. In 2012, Williams signed a six-year, $96 million contract including $50 million guaranteed with Buffalo.
In May, Dareus was suspended for Week 1 due to a violation of the league's substance abuse policy.
Over four seasons with the Bills, Dareus has 202 tackles and 28.5 sacks.
Buffalo opens the 2015 season on Sunday against the Indianapolis Colts.
- Kayla Lombardo