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Reports: Matt Breida will make league minimum for Buffalo Bills

The Buffalo Bills don’t have a lot of salary cap space to play with in 2021 after re-signing multiple key free agents following the shrinking of the salary cap due to COVID-19. With that in mind, they’ve been on the hunt for bargains and their most recent acquisition fits that description.

Former Miami Dolphins running back Matt Breida will make the league minimum in 2021, according to Draft Diamonds and confirmed by Ryan Talbot of NYUp.com. That’s $990,000 in base salary for a player with four years of NFL experience. We don’t know yet if he received the allowable signing bonus, but I’d think it’s likely at this point. Adding that, his cap hit would be around $1.15 million in 2021 but under the NFL’s veteran minimum exemption, his cap hit should only be $850,000.

The net total impact on Buffalo’s salary cap right now is only $35,000 since it knocks off an $815,000 cap hit out of the Top 51.

In 2020, Breida made more than $3 million in a contract signed with the San Francisco 49ers before he was traded to the Miami Dolphins.