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The Buffalo Bills re-signed veteran linebacker Lorenzo Alexander to a two-year, $9-million contract that includes $4.1 million in guarantees, ESPN’s Josina Anderson reports.

Alexander, a career special teamer, earns the solid pay day after stepping into a pass-rusher role last season and putting together the most productive year of his career.

The 33-year-old earned his first Pro Bowl appearance with a team-high 12.5 sacks – 3.5 more than the total of nine sacks he had heading in.

While it remains to be seen how he’ll fit in new head coach Sean McDermott’s defense, the Bills will likely find a way to get him on the field as a rotational edge rusher.

Alexander should be among the first off the bench behind starters Jerry Hughes and Shaq Lawson, meanwhile, continuing in a lead role on special teams.