Bills sign former Buffalo Bills defensive lineman Jeff Cooper to five-year, $40M deal

NEW YORK — The Buffalo Bills have signed former Buffalo defensive lineman and Super Bowl-winning defensive lineman Jeffrey Cooper to a five- year, $80 million contract extension, the team announced Wednesday.

Cooper will become a free agent after the season, the Bills announced.

The 6-foot-6, 310-pound Cooper has appeared in 13 games for Buffalo and is tied for third on the team with 15 sacks.

Cooper played in eight games with Buffalo last season, recording four tackles and two sacks.

He also recorded three tackles in Super Bowl XLVI.

Cooper is expected to earn $12 million in base salary and $5 million guaranteed.

The contract is subject to the player’s qualifying offer, which the Bills can match, the NFL Network reported.

The Bills had been pursuing Cooper since he signed a three-year deal with the Bills in February.

The two sides had also been in talks for two other contracts.

Cooper signed a five year,$40 million deal with Atlanta in 2014.

The veteran defensive lineman was also one of the most productive defensive players in the league for the Falcons last season.

He recorded 10.5 sacks and 10 interceptions.