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The Buffalo Bills signed right tackle Erik Pears to a contract extension Tuesday, the team announced. Terms of the deal have not yet been released.
Pears, a seven-year NFL veteran, has started all 13 games this season. He's brought stability to a position along the offensive line that has long lacked it. The Bills' line has given up just 17 sacks, fewest in the NFL, and have helped the team average an AFC-best 4.8 yards per rush attempt.
A 6-foot-8, 314-pound Colorado State product, Pears entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent with Denver in 2005. He has started 44 of 59 games played during stints with the Broncos (2005-08) and Oakland (2009) prior to joining the Bills as a free agent on Dec. 14, 2010.
"I can't thank this organization enough for believing in me and giving me a real opportunity," Pears said in an interview with the team's official website. "I look forward to building on what I've done and continuing to get better."
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The deal signed by Bills right tackle Erik Pears is worth a total of $9.3 million over the next three years, The News has learned. The extension keeps Pears in the fold through 2014. Pears will get $3.85 million guaranteed in the contract.
"I feel great," Pears said after practice today. "I’ve enjoyed my time here and I’m happy to be here for three more years...
– The Buffalo Bills announced that OT Erik Pears has signed a contract extension with the team. In accordance with team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed. Pears, a seven-year NFL veteran, has started all 13 games in 2011 as part of an offensive line that has allowed an NFL-best 17 sacks and blocked for an AFC-best 4.8 yards per rushing attempt (324-1...
The Buffalo Bills signed offensive tackle Erik Pears to a contract extension Tuesday.
The 29-year-old Pears has started all 13 games for the Bills this season.
An undrafted free agent out of Colorado State, he spent five seasons with Denver and one with Oakland.
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The Buffalo Bills have signed offensive tackle Erik Pears to a contract extension.
There hasn’t been a lot for the Bills to be proud of during their current six-game losing streak. It feels like the team’s apparent progress this year was a mirage. One area that has undeniably improved however is the offensive line. The team rewarded a steady piece of that line right tackle Erik Pears, 29,…