Dion Dawkins, Bills Reportedly Agree to 4-Year, $60 Million Contract Extension

Adam Wells@adamwells1985Featured ColumnistAugust 13, 2020

Buffalo Bills offensive tackle Dion Dawkins sits on the bench in the first half of an NFL football game against the Tennessee Titans Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski)
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The Buffalo Bills reportedly have rewarded starting left tackle Dion Dawkins with a long-term contract extension.

Per ESPN's Adam Schefter, Dawkins agreed to a four-year deal worth $60 million that will keep him with the Bills through 2024. 

Per NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, the extension includes $34 million in guaranteed money for Dawkins. 

Dawkins has established himself as a key part of Buffalo's offensive line over the past three seasons. He has appeared in all 48 regular-season games, including 43 starts, since 2017. 

Per Pro Football Focus, Dawkins finished last season with the highest pass-blocking grade of his career in 2019 (77.3) and played a career-high 1,099 snaps. He's also been a versatile weapon in goal-line situations, catching one touchdown pass in each of the past two years. 

Dawkins was entering the final year of his rookie contract with a base salary of $985,441, per Over the Cap

A second-round draft pick out of Temple in 2017, Dawkins made his first start at left tackle in Week 3 of his rookie season. He moved into the starting lineup full-time seven weeks later and has held down that role ever since. 

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