Report: Bills to sign linebacker Tyler Matakevich

Tyler Matakevich
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The Buffalo Bills continued making moves on Tuesday during the NFL’s legal tampering period, reportedly agreeing to terms with linebacker and special teams performer Tyler Matakevich to a two-year deal worth $9 million.

Former #Steelers LB Tyler Matakevich to the #Bills, per his agents at @SPORTSTARSNYC. The special-teams ace gets a two-year deal worth up to $9 million.

— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) March 17, 2020

Matakevich entered the league as a seventh round pick of the Steelers out of Temple in 2016 and has been almost exclusively a special teams player for them throughout his four-year career, collecting more special teams tackles than any player in the league over that time.

Bills fans. No player has more special teams tackles the last four years than Tyler Matakevich's 37.1. Tyler Matakevich – 372. Michael Thomas – 353. Deshazor Everett – 313. Justin Bethel – 315. Miles Killebrew – 305. Nate Ebner – 30

— Alex Kozora (@Alex_Kozora) March 17, 2020

In his four seasons in Pittsburgh, Matakevich played in 63 out of a possible 64 games, picking up 77 combined tackles and a pass defended.

The 27-year old Matakevich joins defensive end Mario Addison and linebacker A.J. Klein as unrestricted free agents who have reportedly agreed to terms with the club over the past 24 hours.

Players can’t officially sign deals with new clubs until the start of the league year on Wednesday at 4 p.m. EDT.

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