Details are beginning to emerge on the contract that offensive lineman Doug Legursky signed with the Buffalo Bills last week.
Joe Buscaglia of WGR 550 reported yesterday that Legursky signed a two-year contract worth a total of $2 million. It's not clear how much of that contract is comprised of bonus money, but we do know from NFLPA records that Legursky is scheduled to make $800,000 in base salary in the 2013 season.
The contract may seem meager - and it is - but only three Bills offensive linemen are slated to earn more in base salary than Legursky in 2013 (Eric Wood at $2.3 million, Erik Pears at $2.1 million and Kraig Urbik at $2.05 million). Buffalo is very young and unproven across much of the offensive line and especially down the depth chart, and that's why Legursky - who is significantly more experienced than his competitors for the starting left guard job - has a great chance to start in Week 1. He's already splitting first-team reps with Colin Brown.