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Mitch Morse contract restructure saves $3 million in cap space

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Buffalo Bills center Mitch Morse was set to make $7.025 million in base salary in 2021 and count more than $10 million against the team’s salary cap. This week, he took a pay cut and restructured his contract to stay with the team and thanks to Spotrac we have more details.

Morse reduced his base salary from $7.025 million to $4.125 million and his per-game bonuses from $500,000 to $400,000. It’s also likely the Bills guaranteed his 2021 salary in the process, meaning he won’t be released this season.

The combination of moves freed up $3 million in cap space for the team to re-sign Matt Milano and Daryl Williams.

Here is the old structure for 2021 and the new structure:

2021 - old contract

Pro-rated portion of signing bonus: $2.75 million
Workout bonus: $100,000
Salary: $7.025 million
Per-game roster bonuses: $31,250 per game, max value $500,000
Cap hit: $10.375 million
Dead-cap hit: $5.5 million
Cap savings if cut: $4.875 million

2021 - new contract

Pro-rated portion of signing bonus: $2.75 million
Workout bonus: $100,000
Salary: $4.125 million
Per-game roster bonuses: $25,000 per game, max value $400,000
Cap hit: $7.35 million

For more contract details of his original 2019 contract, head over to our article.