Brad Smith, Buffalo Bills agree to renegotiated deal, per report

Matt Sullivan

Scheduled to make $2.75 million this year, we don't know yet how much the Bills save - but in all likelihood, Smith has just dramatically increased his chances of sticking around.

Veteran wide receiver Brad Smith signed a re-structured contract with the Buffalo Bills as he reported for training camp on Friday, according to NFL reporter Aaron Wilson.

Smith, who signed a four-year, $15 million free agent deal with the Bills following the lockout in the summer of 2011, was scheduled to make base salaries of $2.75 million and $3 million (with another $500,000 coming in the form of a roster bonus next spring) in the final two years of his deal. Though we don't yet know what the terms of his new deal look like, it's a very safe bet that those base salary numbers have shrunken significantly - and if so, his odds of making the final 53-man roster will increase dramatically.

In two seasons with the Bills, the 29-year-old Smith has accumulated 203 rushing yards (with two touchdowns), 392 receiving yards (with three touchdowns) and 778 kick return yards (with another touchdown) despite spending most of his two training camps playing quarterback. Now a full-time receiver, Smith has a chance to establish a more defined role for himself in 2013.

Also of note: Smith played 259 snaps on special teams last season, appearing on all of the team's return and coverage units at various points in time. Only two current Bills players (Chris White and Nigel Bradham) appeared more often on special teams, while a third - fullback Corey McIntyre - is no longer with the organization.

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