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Jordan Mills gets a slight pay bump from Buffalo Bills

He didn’t play great in 2016, but Buffalo was running out of right tackle options.

Matt Warren is Associate Director of NFL coverage for SB Nation and previously covered the Bills for Buffalo Rumblings for more than a decade.

Jordan Mills wasn’t great on the right side of the Buffalo Bills offensive line in 2016, but with no better options, he kept the job. Now in 2017, pretty much the same thing happened as Buffalo hasn’t been able to upgrade. They gave Mills a modest pay bump on his new contract.

Mills signed a two-year, $3.8 million deal this week. In addition to his $400,000 signing bonus, Mills will make $1.35 million in salary in 2017. The combined $1.75 million is just north of the $1.67 million Mills made in 2016. In 2018, Mills will make $1.5 million plus a $350,000 roster bonus for another mild raise to a combined $1.85 million in total money. He also gets $6250 for every game he is active, which could add up to $100,000 in each season. The details come from Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle.

Buffalo was obviously looking to upgrade over Mills. They expressed interest in former Baltimore Ravens tackle Ricky Wagner (who ultimately signed a five-year, $47.5 million deal with the Detroit Lions) and hosted Cincinnati Bengals tackle Andre Smith who re-upped with the team that drafted him. Buffalo’s options are thinning at right tackle but at least they have a low-end starter capable of holding down the fort.