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Breaking: Bills Agree to 3-Year Extension With Offensive Tackle Daryl Williams

This is a big blow to the Bengals' chances of landing a top tackle in free agency

Daryl Williams was expected to be one of the top offensive tackles on the free agent market. Instead, he's staying in Buffalo. 

The Bills have agreed to a three-year extension with Williams according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network. 

The deal is worth $28.2 million with $14 million guaranteed. That's a bargain for the Bills. Williams was expected to make anywhere from $10-$12 million per year on average if he made it to free agency. Instead, he stays in Buffalo for $9.4 million per season.

The 28-year-old played great in 2020, allowing just three sacks and one quarterback hit in 1,050 offensive snaps. 

Williams might've been at the top of the Bengals' free agent wish list. Instead, they'll have to look elsewhere if they want to solve their issues at right tackle. 

Cincinnati could splurge and go after star left tackle Trent Williams, but that's unlikely. There's also a chance the Bengals focus on the guard spot in free agency and address offensive tackle in the NFL Draft. 

Either way, Cincinnati has to find a way to protect star quarterback Joe Burrow. Williams was one of the many options they were expecting to have, but unfortunately for the Bengals and for Burrow, he's going back to Buffalo. 

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