Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Bills extend would-be free agent guard Kraig Urbik


The Buffalo Bills had a pair of starting offensive linemen headed to free agency this coming offseason, but at least one of them won't get that far.

Buffalo signed right guard Kraig Urbik to a contract extension Tuesday. Urbik is now slated to be a Bill for at least four more years, according to The Buffalo News.

The 27-year-old, who was claimed off waivers from the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2010, has started 24 games over the past two years and can play at any of the three interior offensive line positions. (photo: Doug Kerr, Flickr)

Urbik graded very well in pass protection but not so good in run blocking this season by Pro Football Focus. The Bills' offensive line as a whole has blocked for an average of 5.1 yards a carry while giving up 2.2 sacks a game.

Buffalo's next decision on the offensive line will be on left guard Andy Levitre, who is also slated to become a free agent after the 2012 season. Backup lineman Chad Rinehart is headed for free agency, as well.

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