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2019 Free Agency: Quinton Spain contract numbers

Bills get a great deal for the four-year starter

After being mentioned as a target in the initial wave of free agency, former Tennessee Titans guard Quinton Spain lingered on market until Buffalo Bills general manager Brandon Beane added him to the team’s roster as the sixth free agent addition to the offense line this offseason. After a short wait, ESPN’s Mike Rodak now has the contract details.

Surprisingly, the fifth-year guard will be receiving only slightly more than his 2018 salary. Along with a $200,000 signing bonus and $100,000 workout bonus, his 2019 salary of $1.75 million will result in a cap hit of $2.05 million in 2019.

While Spain’s 2019 compensation is dwarfed by the roughly $4 million deals signed by fellow free-agent guards Spencer Long and John Feliciano, Spain’s resume has led most fans to expect him to supplant one of them for a starting role. Although questions do remain as to why Spain remained unsigned for so long, and why the Bills were able to secure what appears to be such a great deal.


Signing Bonus: $200,000
Workout Bonus: $100,000
Salary: $1.75 million

2019 Cap hit: $2.05 million
Potential dead money: $200,000 if released before workouts, $300,000 if released after offseason workouts