Sources: Bills, TE Knox reach 4-year extension

by Ricardo Gutierrez - Dawson Knox is expected to become one of the top-five highest-paid tight ends in the NFL after reaching a four-year extension with the Buffalo Bills, sources told ESPN.

Buffalo Bills, TE Dawson Knox reach four-year extension, sources say 11:09 AM ET ESPN The Buffalo Bills and tight end Dawson Knox reached agreement on a four-year contract extension through the 2026 season, sources told ESPN's Adam Schefter on Wednesday. The deal, which will be signed after Wednesday's practice, is expected to place Knox in the top five highest-paid tight ends in the league. Knox set career-highs last season with 49 receptions for 587 yards and 9 touchdowns. In three seasons with the Bills, the former third-round pick has caught 101 passes for 1,263 yards and 14 TDs. Editor's Picks "I love all the people in Buffalo," Knox said earlier this week, "and hopefully I'll be here for a long time." The Bills open the season against the Los Angeles Rams on Thursday night. The tight end spent time away from the Bills after the death of his 22-year-old brother Luke Knox, a linebacker at Florida International , on Aug. 17. Dawson Knox returned to the Bills on Aug. 23, and the team held a moment of silence for his brother prior to their second preseason game.