Vernon Butler, Buffalo agree to two-year, $16 million deal

The Buffalo Bills have made an addition to their defensive front, signing tackle Vernon Butler to a two-year deal worth $16 million.

What It Means:

Butler shined in his final year in Carolina in terms of raw stats, starting nine games - his first starts as a pro - and finishing with career-highs in tackles (29), sacks (6) and forced fumbles (3). Just 25 years old, he was able to immediately cash in on a strong season and join the presumed favorites to win the AFC East in 2020.

A deeper dive into Butler's stats show he struggled a bit more than most might think. Per Pro Football Focus, he ranked as the No. 95 defensive tackle of 121 with at least 20% of snaps played, finishing with an overall grade of 59.0. He was even worse against the run, placing 98th with a 57.3 rush defense grade.