Every NFL team has contracts they wish they could ditch or players they hoped would live up to the big money handed them in free agency. Most of the time, that's not how it worked. Several Buffalo Bills provided a low return on their investment during the 2016 season.
The numbers we use have been calculated and assembled by Spotrac.com, and is the player's total salary cap figure for 2016. That includes prorated portions of signing bonuses, salary, and any other bonuses paid to give the most complete picture of total payments.
Number 7 - DL Corbin Bryant ($1.67 million cap hit)
Spots eight through eleven on our list were pretty debatable, as all had okay or good seasons but were just overpaid. Starting with number seven on this list, it’s hard to argue the rest of the folks you’ll see don’t deserve a spot starting with Bryant.
Bryant was re-signed as a restricted free agent after a successful run in 2015 when he started ten games and recorded 24 tackles in his best season in the pros. In 2016, he took a big step back. He played in just eight games, all while teammate Marcell Dareus missed half the season. He collected five tackles despite playing more than 20% of the team’s defensive and special teams snaps. He was so ineffective, he didn’t even dress for the rest of the season once Dareus returned.
It’s hard to imagine the Bills re-signing the free agent again this offseason with numbers like that.