The Buffalo Bills have let the 4:00 p.m EDT deadline for the start of the 2021 NFL League Year come and go without placing Restricted Free Agent tenders on CB Levi Wallace and P Corey Bojorquez, and both are now Unrestricted Free Agents. The right of first refusal Buffalo would have received for the players would have cost them a one-year, $2.133 million contract, but that was too rich for general manager Brandon Beane.
Wallace played in (and started) 12 games for the Bills last year. He had 48 tackles, two interceptions, and eight passes defended. It was a solid season, but not enough to convince the Bills that they had a long-term starter on the team, apparently. Their other starter from 2020, Josh Norman, is also a free agent, with only second-year seventh-round pick Dane Jackson potentially playing starter snaps in 2021. They’ll be adding bodies here for sure at some point.
For Bojorquez, the Bills already added his replacement in newly signed punter Matt Haack (pronounced “Hawk”). They signed the veteran, formerly of the Miami Dolphins, for less than $2 million annually but he will make more than that in cash in 2021.
Buffalo did place the tender on their third Restricted Free Agent, signing guard Ike Boettger with fewer than 90 minutes to go.