National Football League free agency 2018: Buffalo Bills to sign DT Star Lotulelei

  • National Football League free agency 2018: Buffalo Bills to sign DT Star Lotulelei

National Football League free agency 2018: Buffalo Bills to sign DT Star Lotulelei

But the run defense was disgusting last season - they allowed a league-worst 18 rush TDs and a whopping 1,487 rush yards - after the team dealt away Marcell Dareus to the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 8.

A person familiar with the situation confirmed to The Associated Press on Tuesday that the fifth-year player reached an agreement to sign a five-year contract with the Bills. Williams is unsigned and has also contemplated the possibility of retiring.

McDermott was defensive coordinator of the Panthers before becoming a first-time head coach with the Bills in 2017. But Sean McDermott's club lasted only one game thanks to a frustrating 10-3 road loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Kyle Williams has been one of the Bills' mainstays, but he's an unrestricted free agent and hasn't made it clear if he wants to play another season at age 34.

A first-round pick in the 2014 NFL Draft, Lotulelei has been with the Carolina Panthers for the first five years of his career.

Beane has already completed two trades over the past week in dealing quarterback Tyrod Taylor to Cleveland and sending starting offensive tackle Cordy Glenn to Cincinnati.

Lotulelei, 28, has started 75 of 76 games in his career, with 141 tackles (83 solo), 11.5 sacks, five passes defensed, two forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries.