Schefter: Star Lotulelei to sign with Buffalo


The ball appeared to clearly be in Williams' court as the Bills expressed a desire to re-sign the five-time Pro Bowl defensive tackle as recently as the National Football League combine earlier this month. This latest move up north now comes right off the heels of another important departure from Carolina, one that will see All-Pro guard Andrew Norwell sign away to the Jacksonville Jaguars on a five-year mega deal of his own.

The Buffalo Bills are expected to sign defensive tackle Star Lotulelei to a five-year deal when the free agency period officially opens on Wednesday afternoon, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Lotulelei was drafted by the Panthers in the first round of the 2013 NFL Draft when both Bills coach Sean McDermott and general manager Brandon Beane were employed by the Panthers.

Lotulelei, a 310-pound interior defensive lineman, would help fill a major need in the middle of the Bills' defense.

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The Bills desperately needed to improve their defensive line.

In 75 career starts with Carolina, Lotulelei compiled 11.5 sacks and 84 solo tackles. Like I said, I'm not anxious about it.

"I don't think there's a whole lot of people that can do what I can do", Lotulelei told reporters.