Bills pay big time to keep Kyle Williams through 2016

Kyle Williams can go to the bank again.

The Buffalo Bills defensive tackle has agreed to terms on a six-year contract extension with the club that has a maximum value of $39 million and includes $17 million guaranteed, according to a source with knowledge of the deal.

For Williams, a fifth-round draft pick from LSU in 2006, it represents his third contract in five seasons, and a big bite at the apple. The Pro Bowl performer had two years remaining on his current deal.

The contract includes $30 million in new money for an APY of $7.5 million for years from 2013 to 2016. With performance escalators, including Pro Bowl appearances, the APY could climb as high as $8.4 million.

Now, it’s on to the regular season for Williams, who has been a bright spot for a franchise in need of more.

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