Dareus, Bills reach $100m deal

Marcell Dareus has become the Buffalo Bills' highest-paid player after signing a six-year contract extension worth just over $100m.

The All-Pro defensive tackle, who was selected third overall in the 2011 draft, will receive $60m in guaranteed money as part of the deal.

Earning Pro Bowl nods in 2013 and 2014, Dareus has recorded the second-most sacks among all defensive tackles since entering the league in 2011 with 28.5 quarterback takedowns. He led all NFL defensive tackles in sacks during the 2014 season with ten.

"Marcell Dareus is a tremendous player and we feel he has a great opportunity to reach his potential as a player and leader here with the Buffalo Bills," said Bills General Manager Doug Whaley.

"Throughout this process, we wanted Marcell to remain a Buffalo Bill for the long-term and he made it clear to us that he wanted to continue his career in Buffalo."

Dareus' extension surpasses the six-year, $100m contract Bills defensive end Mario Williams signed in 2012.

The agreement was reached before Buffalo's season opener against the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday.

The 24-year-old will miss the contest while serving a one-game suspension for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy.

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