The Buffalo Bills signed tackle Jordan Mills last offseason and slotted him in as their starting right tackle. Mills is set to make $1.5 million in salary in 2018 which puts him right around the same amount of money new tackle Marshall Newhouse is going to be making.
According to ESPN’s Mike Rodak, Newhouse signed a one-year, $1.5 deal that includes another $250,000 in incentives which could bring his total salary up to $1.75 million if he’s active for every game this season.
Newhouse received a $500,000 signing bonus but none of his $1 million salary is guaranteed. Since he played all 16 games in 2017, his per-game roster bonus of $250,000 counts on the salary cap and will be paid out as $15,625 per game.
If Buffalo releases Newhouse before the start of the season, they’ll be on the hook for $500,000 in dead money. If they release Mills, they will have $400,000 in dead money. Or they could keep both players with starting experience.
Signing bonus: $500,000
Salary: $1 million
Roster bonus: Up to $250,000
Cap hit: $1.75 million