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Lorenzo Alexander announces he's returning to Bills

The Buffalo Bills are retaining one of their own.

Linebacker Lorenzo Alexander, who had a breakout season in 2016 at 33 years old, announced on Twitter that he's re-signing with the team. The deal is for two years and up to $9.1 million, with $4 million in guarantees, The Buffalo News has learned.

Alexander played in all 16 games for Buffalo last season, recording 76 tackles, 12.5 sacks, six passes defensed, three forced fumbles and one interception. He was named defensive MVP of the AFC at the Pro Bowl, sealing his team's victory with an interception. Alexander’s 12.5 sacks ranked as the most by a Bill in their first season with the team since Bryce Paup’s record 17.5 sacks in 1995. Alexander was named the AFC Defensive Player of the Month in October, becoming the first Bills linebacker to win that honor since Sam Cowart in 2000.

Alexander played outside linebacker in Rex Ryan's 3-4 scheme last year. It's yet to be seen where he'll fit in new coach Sean McDermott's 4-3 base formation.

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