ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (WIVB) — The Bills locked up a key piece of their defense on Sunday.

The team announced that linebacker Matt Milano has agreed to a two-year contract extension that will keep him with the franchise through the 2026 season.

He had signed a four-year deal in 2021, a deal that was set to end following the 2024 season. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported that the move will save the Bills $6 million in cap space, which was something that general manager Brandon Beane wanted to emphasize in this off-season.

The 28-year-old Milano, who was a fifth round pick in 2017, recorded 99 tackles, three interceptions, 1.5 sacks and two fumble recoveries on his way to his first Pro Bowl and All Pro selection this past season.