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Buffalo Bills sign Marcell Dareus to a six-year, $100 million extension

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Marcell Dareus of the Buffalo Bills has been signed to a new deal with the AFC East team according to sources.

The 25-year-old, also known as 'Mr. Big Stuff', has signed a six-year deal worth $100 million, according to Ian Rapoport.

He will also be receiving $60 million guaranteed, which is the highest any non-quarterback has received in NFL history and tied fourth-highest amongst all players.

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Dareus is now under contract with the Bills for the next seven years, which is great news for the franchise as the defensive tackle has been to the Pro Bowl twice since being drafted with the third overall pick in the star-studded 2011 draft. He was also selected for the All-Pro team in 2014.

The Bills will not be able to see Dareus working for his new money straight away, as he is suspended for their week one match up against the Indianapolis Colts for violating the league's substance abuse policy.

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The defensive tackle wanted similar money to the Miami Dolphins defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh, and he got his wish as he only received around $14 million less than him.

Since being drafted by the Bills, Dareus has had a combined 202 tackles, 28.5 sacks and 12 pass deflections across 63 games. He has increased his sack count by at least two every year since 2012, and has shown himself to be an elite run stopper.

It was only a couple of weeks ago the defensive tackle felt he was unwanted at the Bills because of the contracts they were offering him. I suspect those thoughts have gone away now, as he signed this new contract extension today.

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