Buffalo Bills cornerback Terrence McGee is questionable to play in Sunday's home opener against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
His future isn't so questionable after he signed a contract extension with the Bills on Friday.
Terms weren't disclosed, but The Associated Press reported that McGee received a four-year deal, according to a person who's familar with the contract and spoke on the condition of anonymity.
âYou definitely feel good about your long-term security when you can get a deal like this done, but more importantly, it allows you to focus more on football,â McGee told the Bills' Web site. âAt the same time, I did my best to not even think about it because you donât want it to affect your play. But it is good to get it over with and focus on making it to the playoffs.â
McGee, a seven-year pro, led the Bills with three interceptions and 18 pass breakups last season, and he's also the franchise's all-time leader in kickoff returns (206) and kickoff-return yards (5,420). He could have become a free agent after this season, when the four-year extension that he signed in 2005 ended.
McGee developed back spasms Friday morning and didn't work out after practicing all this week, but he said he'll "be all right for Sunday." If he isn't, Ashton Youboty likely would take McGee's place.
Starting left defensive end Chris Kelsay practiced for the second consecutive day and should be ready for the Bills' home opener. Kelsay bruised his knee in Buffalo's season-opening loss to the New England Patriots and missed Wednesday's practice.
Starting right defensive end Aaron Schobel returned Friday after sitting out Thursday's practice because of a sore back and also is probable for the game against the Bucs.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.