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Report: Quinton Jefferson agrees to two-year contract with Bills

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While one Seattle Seahawks defensive lineman is staying, another is on his way out.

The Buffalo Bills, who have been extremely active already this offseason, have agreed to a two-year deal (terms not yet disclosed) with Quinton Jefferson.

Jefferson tweeted his goodbye to Seattle.

Q-Jeff has been a versatile member of Seattle’s defensive line. He has played both defensive end and defensive tackle, and was one of the Seahawks’ more effective pass rushers — low bar, I know — in 2019.

Jefferson was drafted by the Seahawks in 2016 but saw his rookie year cut short with a knee injury. He was waived in 2017, signed with the Los Angeles Rams, but was brought back via the practice squad after the Rams let him go. Jefferson turned into a regular part of the rotation in 2018, starting 24 regular season games and playing in 30 of 32.

He’ll no doubt be a valuable addition to an already impressive Bills defense, which also added former Carolina Panthers defensive lineman Vernon Butler to the fold.

Depending on what happens with Germain Ifedi, C.J. Prosise, and Joey Hunt (who was tendered), there’s a chance that Jarran Reed will be the only player from the 2016 NFL Draft who’s still with the Seahawks.