Lorenzo Alexander had an unexpected breakout season for the Bills in 2016 recording 12.5 sacks. Alexander, 33, only had 9.5 sacks during his first 9 years in the league. ESPN reporter Josina Anderson has reported that the Bills have re-signed Alexander to a 2-year deal worth a total of $9 million, 4.1 of which is guaranteed. Alexander also announced the deal on twitter.
— Lorenzo Alexander (@onemangang97) March 11, 2017
Alexander was one of the best stories all season as he also started all 16 games and recorded an interception and 3 forced fumbles. He will now have to try to recapture that success in a totally different defense. In 2016 he played in a 3-4 defense under Rex Ryan. In 2017 it will be a 4-3 base scheme under new head coach Sean McDermott.
2016 was the first year he made a pro bowl appearance after mostly being regarded as an ace special teams player previously.