posted on Jul, 17 2004 @ 04:45 PM
BUFFALO -- The Buffalo Bills will enter the 2004 season with one of the top linebacker units in the AFC after agreeing on a one-year deal with free
agent Jason Gildon.
According to the online version of The Buffalo News, Gildon and the Bills reached an oral agreement worth about $1.25 million.
Gildon, a three-time Pro Bowl selection, was cut by the Pittsburgh Steelers in June for salary cap reasons. Gildon left the Steel City as the team's
all-time sack leader with 77. Gildon also led the team in sacks for four consecutive years from 1998-2001. He had a career-high 13½ in 2000, but
posted just six in 2003.
In 10 seasons with the Steelers, the 31-year-old Oklahoma State product has recorded 527 total tackles (415 solo) and two interceptions.
Gildon, who was drafted in the third round in the 1994 draft, joins talented linebackers Takeo Spikes, London Fletcher and Jeff Posey.
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