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Bills sign defensive tackle Ed Oliver to contract extension


Buffalo's 2019 first-round pick is here to stay. Defensive tackle Ed Oliver has signed a four-year contract extension with the Bills.

Oliver has started in 53 games and played in 62 during his four-year career in Buffalo.

The defensive tackle has totaled 14.5 sacks, 42 quarterback hits, 30 tackles for loss, four forced fumbles, 11 passes defensed and 151 total tackles during his time in the NFL.

Oliver had a career-high 5.0 sacks in 2019, 10 tackles for loss in 2021 and 14 quarterback hits in 2021 and 2022.

The former first rounder is known to turn it up a notch during Thanksgiving games as he posted a sack ending in a safety, two tackles for loss, a forced fumble, a fumble recovery and six tackles in a Week 12 win against the Lions last season. During the 2019 season on Thanksgiving, Oliver racked up 2.0 sacks, one forced fumble, one tackle for loss, one pass defensed and four tackles in a win over the Cowboys.

Oliver was drafted by the Bills with the ninth overall pick of the 2019 draft. The defensive tackle played collegiately at the University of Houston where he had multiple standout seasons. Oliver was named AAC Defensive Player of the Year in 2017 and was a two-time consensus All-American (2017, 2018). Oliver is from Houston, Texas.

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