BUFFALO Thomas Sweeney Jersey Boys , N.Y. (AP) — Calling this his final NFL season, Lorenzo Alexander has additional motivation to ensure it will be a successful one after the Buffalo Bills re-signed the linebacker to a one-year contract Wednesday.“I’ve been on some teams that have been close to winning the championship, so I’ve learned over time that you always have to have a sense of urgency,” Alexander said during a conference call.“I think we have something being built here that’s special,” he added. “I think next year we can really make a run, and at this point, that’s what it’s all about for me.”And yes, the 35-year-old Alexander said in reiterating comments he made in December, he doesn’t foresee playing beyond this year.“I’m going to put the work in. But if you asked me today, yeah, this is my last year,” he said. “At some point, you’ve got to eventually walk away from the game and start the second half of your life.”Re-signing with Bills was essentially a formality after both Alexander and the Bills openly discussed the likelihood of him returning for a fourth season in Buffalo and 13th in the NFL.For the Bills, they retain a versatile Infant Thomas Sweeney Jersey , experienced player, who also helps patch over a leadership void after defensive tackle Kyle Williams’ decision to retire.For Alexander, he gets to continue building on the valuable role he carved out for himself both on and off the field on a team that helped revive his career.“I’m definitely fortunate and blessed to be having this opportunity at the age of 36 now,” he said, referring to how old he’ll be next season, “because many guys don’t get to play this long here in the NFL.”Alexander was an undrafted free agent out of California and split 2005 and ’06 with Carolina and Baltimore before finally landing a roster spot with Washington in 2007, where he played through 2012. He split the next three years with Arizona, where he was sidelined by a season-ending foot injury, and Oakland, before signing with Buffalo in 2016.Initially brought in to fill a special teams role in Buffalo, Alexander was so productive during the offseason he earned a starting job and finished with a career-best 12½ sacks in Rex Ryan’s final year as coach.Alexander has remained a regular since Sean McDermott took over, and is coming off a season in which he had 6½ sacks and a career-best two interceptions in starting eight of 16 games.Just as important, he’s played a role in grooming Buffalo’s up-and-coming youngsters, including middle linebacker Tremaine Edmunds.Alexander sees the Bills moving in the right direction despite a 6-10 finish Thomas Sweeney Jersey Draft , following an offseason in which Buffalo continued restocking its roster with youth. The offense showed signs of progress under rookie quarterback Josh Allen, and the defense finished second in the NFL in yards allowed.“I don’t think we’re that far off,” Alexander said.The Bills also re-signed offensive lineman Jeremiah Sirles to a one-year contract. The fourth-year player signed with Buffalo in late September, and had five starts in 12 games.Bills Links, 9/6: LeSean McCoy is ready for the 2018 season Fans and the media can talk about the quarterbacks as much as they want, but LeSean McCoy is the most important player on the Buffalo Bills offense this season. After a tumultuous offseason, McCoy is ready for the start of the 2018 season. There are plenty of updates on McCoy in today’s edition of the Bills Links as the team prepares for Sunday’s match-up with the Baltimore Ravens.Today’s links also include coverage from Brandon Beane, Vontae Davis, Nathan Peterman and much more.Bills' McDermott is impressed with McCoy for many reasons | WGR 550 SportsRadio"You will never question where Sean McDermott’s focus is. When he was asked about using last season as a motivator, he said that was for the offseason and now all he can focus on is the Baltimore Ravens."LeSean McCoy Q&A: Bills RB on what captaincy means to him in the face of heavy off-field scrutiny – The AthleticMcCoy sat down with The Athletic to talk about his turbulent summer, the Bills' trust in him and his goals for the season. (Subscription required.)Joe B: 5 Buffalo Bills practice notes ahead of Week 1 vs. Ravens (9/5/18) - WKBW.comThe Buffalo Bills finished their first official practice of the 2018 regular season on Wednesday. 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(Subscription required.)Bills Film Room: Scouting the Week 1 matchup with the Ravens – The AthleticWhat the previous game between the teams in 2016 and offensive coordinator Brian Daboll's schemes against the Ravens while with the Patriots foreshadow about this Sunday's season opener. 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