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Bills Ink Fifth Round Pick in Linebacker Tank Carder

The Bills have agreed to terms with fifth round linebacker Tank Carder, Kelli Masters, Carder’s agent, announced on Twitter.

Carder is the first of the Bills’ nine draft choices to agree to terms. Financial terms were not disclosed, but Carder’s four-year contract is expected to be worth around $2.293 million with a signing bonus of around $193,000.

The 6-foot-2, 236-pound Carder was a three-year starter at TCU, totaling 228 tackles, including 25 tackles for a loss and 5.5 sacks, with four interceptions and 19 passes defensed. The two-time Mountain West Defensive Player of the Year returned three of his interceptions for touchdowns.

Carder has the versatility to play any linebacker position, but with Nick Barnett, Kelvin Sheppard and Kirk Morrison, his initial contributions are likely to come on special teams.

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