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Bills sign Posluszny

ORCHARD PARK, NY –- The Bills today announced the signing of second round draft selection (34th overall) Paul Posluszny. In accordance with team policy terms of the deal were not disclosed.

The Penn State linebacker started 37 out of 44 career games and finished with a school record 372 tackles. Posluszny helped lead PSU to Big Ten Conference and Orange Bowl titles in 2005. He was the first player ever to record over 100 tackles three times in a college career. He recorded 116 tackles for the year in both his junior and senior season.

Posluszny also accumulated numerous individual awards. He won the Bednarik Award for best defensive player in the nation in 2005 and 2006. He won the Dick Butkus Award for nation's top linebacker in his junior season. He was a first-team All-American choice by the Associated Press, Walter Camp, and the NFL Draft Report and received second-team honors from The Sporting News in 2006. Also, he was a consensus first-team All-Big Ten Conference pick. In 2005, he was named first-team All-American by the AP, Walter Camp, the Football Writers Association of America, the Sporting News, ESPN and Sports Illustrated as well as being a first-team All-Big Ten Conference pick.

Posluszny (pronounced Pos-LUS-nee) graduated in December of 2006 with a degree in Finance and is a native of Aliquippa, PA.

Posluszny is the sixth of the Bills' seven draft picks to sign with the team.

The Bills also announced the release of rookie cornerback Duane Coleman.

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