Nickell Robey gets long-term contract extension
The Buffalo Bills keep locking down defensive contributors and Nickell Robey is another to be locked in. The cornerback has gone from undrafted rookie to starter and impact player.
The Bills announced Sunday that Robey has signed a long-term contract extension.
“Nickell Robey has been a productive and dependable cornerback for our team since we signed him in 2013,” general manager Doug Whaley said in a statement released by the team. “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. Under the tutelage of Rex Ryan and his coaching staff, we believe Nickell will continue to develop and make significant contributions within this defense.”
“Saturday I talked to Doug (Whaley) and I thanked him for the opportunity,” Robey told Buffalobills.com. “I talked to Terry Pegula and thanked him for the opportunity to continue to come out here and continue showcase my talent…I just feel so wonderful inside for the opportunity to come out here for another few years and (play). I haven’t even told my family yet (about my extension). The only person who really knows is my brother right now. We’ve kept it (quiet) and just tried to move forward with the situation knowing that the Bills organization… they care obviously re-signing me.”
Robey is most excited to continue playing in a secondary with players he’s worked with the last two seasons.
“It’s very exciting. Saturday at the scrimmage there was a lot of intensity out there,” he said. “I felt good playing with my teammates. We all are clicking on the same page right now. I just can’t wait until the season unfolds. I’m excited.”