The Buffalo Bills lost a handful of free agents this year yet signed many free agents to help fill out their 2017 roster.
We’re now into like the 90th wave of free agency, and NFL news has someway, somehow slowed a turtle’s pace. Essentially, this is the calm before the mighty NFL draft storm.
And it’s a good time for a refresher article with some convenient links to other Bills’ housekeeping pieces.
At this moment, per the NFLPA’s Public Salary Cap report, Buffalo has $12.5 million in cap space for 2017. Subtract approximately $6.4 million that’ll be needed for the incoming draft class, and the Bills have $6.1 million in available space. From 2016 to 2017, they carried over $2.8 million.
With that $6.1M, Buffalo could sign a few low-cost veterans and still have some money left to carry over to 2018. Or they very well may choose to carry all of their current cap space over.
- Published on March 14, here’s a look at the Bills depth chart. Just add Andre Holmes above Walt Powell, Corey Washington below Jeremy Butler, Joe Banyard below Cedric O’Neal, and Leonard Johnson below Ronald Darby.
- Dan Lavoie did a tremendous reset of Buffalo’s offensive needs and defensive needs after free agency heading into the draft.
- The Bills paid the same amount for Andre Holmes, Philly Brown, and Jeremy Butler as the 49ers did for Marquise Goodwin.
- For everything on the 2017 free-agency period for the Bills, get to our hub.
- Our 2017 NFL Draft hub is live too. We’ve gotten a good start on scouting reports and Bills official visitors.