With Richie Incognito retiring after the 2018 season, the Buffalo Bills turned to Vladimir Ducasse to fill the void for the 2018 season. His previous showings didn't make anyone comfortable that he could do the job well.
During the Week 9 blowout loss at home to Chicago, Ducasse got benched in the middle of the game in order to give rookie fifth-round pick, Wyatt Teller, a chance to earn a spot in the lineup. Ducasse didn't start a game for the rest of the season. Make no mistake, Teller’s play wasn't at a Pro Bowl level but it was good enough for Ducasse to become an afterthought. As Ducasse enters the final year of his contract, the Bills already have one player ahead of him at left guard and they'll only look to upgrade from here.
Ducasse’s contract is like a get out of jail free card. The numbers provided by Spotrac:
2019 cap hit: $2,083,334 million
Salary due: $2 million
Dead money from signing bonus: $83,334
Cap savings if cut: $2 million