The Buffalo Bills have placed an original round tender on RFA running back Mike Gillislee, according to Ian Rapoport. Gillislee was originally selected in the fifth round.
The tender is worth $1.79 million in 2017. With this tender, the Bills have the right of first refusal on any offer Gillislee receives from another team. If they decide not to match an offer (after seven days), Buffalo would receive a fifth-round pick in return.
What’s important though, at the end of Rapoport’s tweet he wrote “they'll try to work out an extension.” The Bills can negotiate with Gillislee now.
The Bills acquired Gillislee in 2015 after he spent two seasons with the Miami Dolphins and a short time with the Arizona Cardinals. He appeared in five games that season scoring three touchdowns. His role increased in 2016 as he became the second option at running back behind LeSean McCoy. He averaged 5.7 yards per attempt and scored eight touchdowns in 2016.