The Bills have given reserve center Patrick Lewis a one-year extension, according to Field Yates of ESPN.com (Twitter link). The backup gets a $200K signing bonus before earning $800K in 2016 and $1.2MM in 2017.
Lewis was waived by the Seahawks late last month after they cut down to 75 and the Bills quickly scooped him up. Seattle reportedly attempted to trade Lewis before cutting him loose, but they could not find a suitable deal. Buffalo was all the way down at No. 19 in waiver priority, but they managed to land the 25-year-old lineman.
Lewis started 13 games for the Seahawks over the past two seasons but he was pushed out of a job when Justin Britt was moved to the center position. Now, he’ll serve as the backup for starting center Eric Wood in Buffalo. Speaking of Wood, he agreed to restructure his deal with the Bills today, freeing up roughly $2.5MM in cap room for the Bills.
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