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Former Buffalo Bills offensive tackle Jordan Mills signs with Miami Dolphins

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Buffalo’s starter for the last three-plus years has moved on to a division rival

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Jordan Mills, the starter at right tackle for the Buffalo Bills for the team’s last 54 games, has signed a free-agent contract with the Miami Dolphins.

According to Adam Schefter, Mills signed for one year and $3 million. This deal is essentially what we projected this winter, when we thought Mills would sign for two years and $6 million (if he stayed in Buffalo).

Mills is a six-year veteran who began his NFL career with the Chicago Bears, who drafted him in the fifth round (163 overall) in the 2013 NFL Draft. Mills started 29 games in two years with the Bears before moving on to the Bills, where he started 53 regular season games and one playoff game over the course of four seasons.

Mills was ejected from his final game as a member of the Bills, which coincidentally was a contest between his new team and his now-former squad. Mills took exception to a late hit on quarterback Josh Allen from Miami linebacker Kiko Alonso, joining the fracas that ensued after the hit. Mills, Alonso, and Robert Quinn were all ejected.

In his four-year Buffalo career, Mills was called for 24 penalties; he also allowed 22.5 sacks. While Mills is a durable player, he was deemed expendable by Buffalo’s front office, which added Ty Nsehke and LaAdrian Waddle through free agency before drafting Cody Ford in the second round of the 2019 NFL Draft.