Nickell Robey, Buffalo Bills strike contract extension


In just over two years, Buffalo Bills cornerback Nickell Robey has graduated from undrafted rookie to nucleus player.

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The Bills announced Sunday that Robey has signed a long-term contract extension.

NFL Media's Rand Getlin reports Robey's extension is for two years, according to a source who has seen the deal. The team wanted to reward Robey for his contributions, Getlin adds.

"Nickell Robey has been a productive and dependable cornerback for our team since we signed him in 2013," general manager Doug Whaley said in a statement released by the team. "I commend our scouting staff for identifying and signing a player of Nickell's caliber in the undrafted college free agent period.

"Since entering the NFL, Nickell has worked hard and taken advantage of his opportunities to make plays when called upon. Under the tutelage of Rex Ryan and his coaching staff, we believe Nickell will continue to develop and make significant contributions within this defense."

One of the league's smallest corners at 5-foot-7 and 170 pounds, Robey has displayed the quick feet to hang with slot receivers close to the line of scrimmage.

As long as he's limited to nickel packages inside the numbers, Robey should remain an asset in Ryan's stout defense.

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