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Bills, McGee agree to four-year extension

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (Oct. 28, 2005) -- Cornerback Terrence McGee signed a four-year contract extension, allowing the Buffalo Bills to lock up their outstanding pass defender and Pro Bowl kickoff returner through 2009.

The Bills were not immediately available for comment.

McGee was in the final year of his contract, although the Bills held the right to re-sign him next season because he's not eligible to become an unrestricted free agent until 2007.

He was the first of Buffalo's two fourth-round picks in 2003, drafted out of I-AA Northwestern State in Louisiana.

After making two starts in 14 games as a rookie, McGee emerged last season as an impact player.

He earned his first Pro Bowl selection as the AFC's kick return specialist after becoming only the 10th NFL player to take three kickoffs back for touchdowns in one season. The scores included a franchise record 104-yarder against Miami in December.

McGee also took over the starting job as the team's No. 2 cornerback, filling in after Troy Vincent was hurt three games into last season. McGee performed so well that Vincent agreed to switch to free safety once he returned -- a move made permanent this season.

McGee finished the season with three interceptions and two sacks.

He has two interceptions in seven games this season. Although he's yet to score, McGee is averaging a league-leading 34.3 yards per kickoff return.

Earlier, McGee said he wanted an opportunity to stay in Buffalo and was glad talks were progressing.

He was not immediately available for comment because the Bills held a night practice in preparation for their game at New England on Sunday night.

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