Alabama in the Pros

Marcell Dareus Signs Extension Worth Nine Figures

Isaiah J. Downing - USA TODAY Sports

The Buffalo Bills backed up the Brinks truck for former Alabama defensive lineman Marcell Dareus. The No. 3 overall selection from the 2011 NFL Draft signed a six-year, 100 million dollar extension with 60 million dollars in guaranteed money. The extension increases his total compensation to 108 million dollars over seven years since he has one year remaining on his rookie deal at eight million.

The 60 million dollars guaranteed surpasses fellow defensive lineman Ndamukong Suh’s 59.955 million in guarantees to make Dareus’s contract the biggest in terms of guarantees for a non-quarterback in NFL history.

Dareus has been selected to the Pro Bowl for the past two years, and looks to anchor what should be one of the most fearsome defensive lines in the NFL this upcoming season. The gruesome (and highly paid) twosome of Dareus and defensive end Mario Williams will be terrors in the AFC East for the next several years.

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