Matt Williamson has a major piece of the Buffalo Bills rebuilding puzzle in place, and the head coach says he has the ability to put it all together quickly.
Bills head coach Sean McDermott says he and owner Terry Pegula have been working to make sure Bills general manager Brandon Beane and head coach Doug Marrone get the most out of the new coaching staff.
The Bills fired longtime head coach Rex Ryan on Wednesday, and Pegula hired McDermott as his replacement.
Beane was hired by Pegula last season after a 2-13 season.
Beanes hiring has been met with a lot of resistance, as his reputation has been tarnished by an NFL investigation into whether the Bills used excessive amounts of painkillers on players.
But Beane is expected to make his first move on Wednesday as the Bills look to put together a winning team.
Bills quarterback Tyrod Taylor, who had a subpar year, signed a five-year, $45 million contract extension with the team.
He was a big part of a Bills offense that struggled to score touchdowns in 2016.
Taylor’s $5.25 million salary is less than $1 million less than what the Bills paid quarterback EJ Manuel, who signed a $16.5 million contract with the Bills in July.
The Buffalo Bills announced that wide receiver Andre Holmes has agreed to a five year contract with $13.5 to $15 million annually.
He also signed a three-year deal with $3 million guaranteed.
Bills wide receiver Marques Colston, who was expected to be the team’s starting wide receiver this season, signed an eight-year contract with a $13 million signing bonus.
He has a $1.3 million signing option.
The first round of the 2017 NFL Draft is scheduled for May 28.