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Bills Come to Terms on Extension w/ Nickel Back Nickell Robey

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Entering the last year of his rookie contract the Bills signed nickel corner Nickell Robey to an extension, Chris Brown of reports.

“Nickell Robey has been a productive and dependable cornerback for our team since we signed him in 2013,” said Bills General Manager Doug Whaley. “I commend our scouting staff for identifying and signing a player of Nickell’s caliber in the undrafted college free agent period. Since entering the NFL, Nickell has worked hard and taken advantage of his opportunities to make plays when called upon.”

“It feels great,” said Robey of securing his NFL future with the Bills. “I just feel extremely blessed right now. I just kept my faith in the Buffalo Bills organization and they believe in me and see the talent that I have. We got on common ground and now I’m here for another few years and now I can just play football.”

Robey, 23, has been the team’s primary nickel cornerback since his rookie season when he burst onto the scene as an undrafted rookie and seized the role.

As a rookie Robey had 39 tackles, including eight for loss, six quarterback hits, three sacks, an interception return for a touchdown, 10 pass breakups and a forced fumble and fumble recovery. Last season he finished second on the team in pass breakups with 10 and contributed 45 tackles and a fumble recovery.

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