BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A person familiar with the decision confirms to The Associated Press that the Buffalo Bills have agreed to re-sign offensive lineman Quinton Spain to a three-year contract.

The person spoke to the AP on the condition of anonymity because the team has not announced the deal first reported by ESPN.com on Thursday.

Spain is a fifth-year player who was completing the one-year contract he signed with Buffalo in free agency a year ago.

He proved to be a valuable addition to the Bills’ revamped line, which featured four new starters last season. Spain was credited with not allowing a sack in 16 starts and after playing the second-most snaps on offense behind only left tackle Dion Dawkins.

An undrafted free agent out of out of West Virginia, Spain spent his first four NFL seasons with the Tennessee Titans.

Spain’s return assures Buffalo’s offensive line has the potential of returning fully intact.

In separate news, the NFL announced Bills linebacker Matt Milano earned a $598,171 bump in pay in the league's performance-based pay program. Milano's raise was the sixth highest among NFL players, and just ahead of Bills cornerback Levi Wallace, whose $568,954 share of the program was the seventh highest.


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