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Jordan Mills officialy re-signs with the Buffalo Bills

The Buffalo Bills will officially have one veteran right tackle back in the fold for 2016.

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The most glaring hole on the Buffalo Bills offensive line resides at right tackle but the team took one step toward filling that spot this week by officially re-signing restricted free agent Jordan Mills, the team announced Wednesday.

As a restricted free agent, Mills was free to go find a better offer from another team which the Bills would be given the opportunity to match. Mills couldn't find a better offer than the one-year, $1.67 million tender and so he re-signed with the Bills. With the signature, he can no longer seek a better contract with a different team.

Mills has started 34 games in his three NFL seasons including the last five of the 2015 season after incumbent right tackle Seantrel Henderson was stricken with Crohn's disease. With Henderson now close to full health, the pair are expected to compete with each other for the starting job but a mid- to late-round draft pick shouldn't be ruled out of the competition, either.

In terms of salary cap space, the move means nothing as Mills counted against the cap since he was tendered. The contract is not guaranteed, however, so if Mills is beaten out by a rookie, the Bills could shave a million dollars off their cap figure by releasing Mills during the preseason.