The Bills have signed OLB Chris Kelsay to a four-year, $24 million contract extension, The Associated Press reported Wednesday. According to the report, Kelsay is now signed through 2014.
Kelsay, 30, has 19 tackles in three starts this season, third-most on the club. Once a defensive end, Kelsay now plays left outside linebacker in Buffalo's 3-4 scheme.
"I said from Day One that I'd be loyal to this organization," Kelsay said, according to the Bills' official Web site. "They took a chance on me when they drafted me fairly high. We haven't done a lot of winning since I've been here, but I think that's going to turn around. I want to be a part of the solution. I don't want to be part of the problem and by staying put I think you have your best chance of winning. You don't want to leave a franchise that's been so loyal to you and miss out on where they're going. I'm real confident about where this team is headed."
The 6-4, 262-pound Kelsay has 332 tackles and 22 sacks in eight NFL seasons.
The way we see it
The Bills' move to sign Kelsay to an extension makes sense. He's one of their most reliable front-seven defenders, and though he has no sacks this season, he has shown pass-rush ability in the past.