The Buffalo Bills have signed starting right guard Kraig Urbik to a four-year contract extension worth $13.3 million. A person familiar with the contract provided the length and monetary terms, and said the deal includes a $3.5 million signing bonus for this year. The person spoke to The Associated Press on the condition of anonymity because the Bills did not disclose terms in announcing the move Tuesday.|||||||
Urbik is completing his third year with the Bills, and is now locked up through 2016. He was eligible to become a free agent this offseason after signing a one-year tender in April. The Bills claimed Urbik off waivers in September 2010 after he was released by Pittsburgh. He has 26 starts at guard and center in 34 games with Buffalo.
Urbik is expected back for Sunday's game versus Houston.|||||||
This is good news for the Bills and Urbik, who missed the last three games with an ankle injury.
Urbik returned Sunday against Houston.|||||||
Urbik missed three games because of a right ankle injury.
The Buffalo Bills have retained the rights to offensive linemen Chad Rinehart and Kraig Urbik by tendering them contract offers Monday, a day before the start of the NFL's free agency period.|||||||
Urbik started 13 games split between right guard and center last season. He's a third-year player, who completed his second season with the Bills after being claimed off waivers in September 2010.
The Buffalo Bills have placed guard Kraig Urbik on the season-ending injured reserve list.|||||||
Urbik hurt his right knee in a 38-14 loss at Minnesota. Urbik started the game at right guard, but was hurt filling in at center after Geoff Hangartner hurt his right knee.