The Buffalo Bills announced Wednesday that they have come to an agreement on a restructured contract with cornerback Terrence McGee. This comes on the heels of Buffalo's courtship of free agent cornerback Stanford Routt, who signed with the Kansas City Chiefs earlier this week.
Rodney McKissic of the Buffalo News reports that McGee could still earn the entire amount of the deal he signed in 2009, but that the new deal protects the Bills in the event the cornerback suffers another injury. McGee's contract will also still have two years remaining.
"The deal give the Bills some protection because of the injuries Terrence has suffered the last two seasons, but still allows him to reach the money in the original deal if he's healthy and playing," McGee's agent Ron Raccuia told McKissic.
Aaron Wilson of FOX Sports reports McGee received a $300,000 signing bonus to re-work the deal, and will make $1.35 million in 2012 and $1.75 million the following season. He was scheduled to make $3.6 million in 2012 and $4.6 million in 2013. It will also drop McGee's salary cap figures from $6.3 and $7.2 million to $3.78 and $4.39 million, respectively.
McGee has missed 22 of the team's last 48 games, losing time to season-ending injuries in both of the past two seasons. He has spent his entire career with the Bills since being drafted in 2003.