There's zero doubt that Buffalo Bills general manager Brandon Beane has done wonders for the Bills franchise and the Buffalo community for that matter.

Beane's found a way to not only put together what may be the best roster in the National Football League, but also keep players on the team in the salary cap era.

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Josh Allen, Stefon Diggs, Tre'Davious White, Dion Dawkins, Taron Johnson and Ryan Bates have all been locked up to longer term deals in the last two seasons and on Wednesday, the Bills locked up another key piece to the team's success.

The Bills have signed tight end Dawson Knox to a four-year contract extension that ties him to Buffalo through the 2026 season.

According to ESPN's Adam Schefter. the contract will place Knox in the top-five highest paid tight ends in the NFL.

The Brentwood, TN native was drafted by the Bills in 2019, after playing college football at Ole Miss.

Knox was viewed as a raw prospect who had untapped potential as a receiving tight end. After an up-and-down rookie season, he improved in 2020, and had a breakthrough 2021 campaign.

Now, he is asked to play a crucial role in the Bills offense and gives opposing defenses nightmares. Knox is also a valued member in the locker room and in the Western New York community.

There's no doubt that Knox hasn't reached his potential yet, however, the Bills need him to stay healthy. Knox missed time last season with a broken hand and 2022 will hopefully be a season he's able to play in all 17 games.

The focus now shifts to safety Jordan Poyer and linebacker Tremaine Edmunds, who are both entering the final years of their contract. The Bills also prefer to extend defensive tackle Ed Oliver, so Beane has his work cut out in the coming months.

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