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Buffalo Bills contracts for Phillip Gaines, Kaelin Clay are for veteran minimum

The Bills got some deals in latest free agency wave.

In a move that will probably surprise no one, recent free agent additions cornerback Phillip Gaines and wide receiver Kaelin Clay received one-year contracts for the veteran minimum from the Buffalo Bills, reports Mike Rodak of ESPN.

Clay signed last week with Buffalo after spending the beginning part of the 2017 with the Bills. He was released in October and ended up back with the Carolina Panthers, who had trade Clay to Buffalo in August. He had two punt returns in four games with Buffalo and caught one pass for 28 yards.

Gaines spent the past four seasons with the Kansas City Chiefs and is expected to take on a role as depth at the cornerback position. He played in 14 games, starting three, last year for the Chiefs with three passes defended and 30 tackles.

Entering his fourth season in the league, Clay will make $705,000 this season while Gaines is set to make $790,000 in his fifth NFL season. Due to the veteran minimum cap benefit, Gaines will only count $630,000 against the salary cap (the same amount as a second-year player).