After losing Eric Wood to retirement, the Buffalo Bills signed Russell Bodine to a two-year, $5-million-dollar deal. Bodine’s signing was a low end signing to fill an immediate need on the offensive line.
Bodine was named the starter in Week 3 against the Minnesota Vikings after Ryan Groy had struggled for the first two games of the season. He started the next ten games for the Bills until he suffered an ugly injury against the Miami Dolphins in Week 13 where he broke his fibula and underwent surgery. Bodine is entering the final year of his contract and unless the Bills miss out on signing a top-tier center in free agency, like Matt Paradis of the Denver Broncos, the savings of cutting him isn't substantial for a team with over $80 million in cap space.
2019 cap hit: $2.8 million
Roster bonus: $206,244
Workout bonus: $200,000
Salary due: $1.9 million
Dead money from signing bonus: $500,000
Cap savings: $2.3 million if released before workout bonus is earned