BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) - He was the darling of the Bills defense a year ago and now he's back in Buffalo to finish up his career.
After signing as a special teams ace for the 2016-2017 season, Lorenzo Alexander was thrown into the starting linebacker role after injuries to Reggie Ragland and Shaq Lawson and flourished.
Alexander, who had just nine total sacks in his previous 12 years, recorded a career best 12.5 sacks and was selected to his second Pro Bowl.
"If I finish out this deal, I will have played 14 years in the NFL," he said. "Hopefully I can win a championship in the next two years. Obviously, I say that and looking at what we did the last 17 years, nobody sees that in the cards but obviously nobody saw me getting 12 and a half sacks last year, either."
His new deal is reportedly for two years and worth more than $9 million.
"Obviously the fan base and the whole community embraced me last year, I definitely wanted to come back here," he added. "I'm looking forward to it and hopefully we can bring the city a playoff team and hopefully be able to play for a championship."
The Bills also re-signed tackle Jordan Mills. He started all 16 games for the franchise last season, but graded out as one of the worst right tackles, surrendering eight sacks.