After weeks of lopping defenders from their roster, the Buffalo Bills have reached the welcome-back stage.

The Bills have reached an agreement with veteran Bryan Scott, who would have become an unrestricted free agent next Tuesday.

The hybrid linebacker/defensive back revealed on his Twitter account Wednesday afternoon he’d signed a contract extension. Scott confirmed to The Buffalo News the contract is for one year. Financial terms aren’t known yet.

“Dedicated to make the city of Buffalo proud and give them something great to cheer for,” Scott tweeted.

The Bills had not confirmed the Scott signing as of Wednesday night, but they did announce they’d exercised their exclusive-rights qualifying offer to tight end Dorin Dickerson.

As a player with fewer than three accrued NFL seasons, Dickerson must accept the offer or not play in the NFL.

In 11 games for the Bills last year, Dickerson had nine catches for 117 yards and one end-around run for minus-8 yards. He lost one fumble on his 10 touches.

Scott, entering his 11th season, is Buffalo’s most experienced position player on defense under contract. Kicker Rian Lindell is heading into his 14th season.