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Report: Bills agree to terms with both Vernon Butler & Quinton Jefferson

Buffalo Bills GM Brandon Beane seems to do his best work at night. According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, the Bills made two separate deals to bolster their defensive line — signing both Vernon Butler for Carolina and Quinton Jefferson from Seattle to two-year deals.

According to Rapoport, the Butler deal is worth approximately $16M. The terms of the Jefferson deal have yet to be released.


A former first-round pick, Butler is coming off his best season as a pro, in which he recorded 32 total tackles and 6.0 sacks. The 25-year-old tackle started nine games for the Panthers, appearing in 14. Butler also forced three fumbles this season and added seven tackles for loss.