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Four Downs: Is positive salary-cap news coming for 2022?

It looks like the salary cap could get a big jump, just in time for a Josh Allen extension

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In the latest edition of Four Downs, there is plenty of offseason news for fans of the Buffalo Bills. The salary cap could be on the move for 2022, and Karlos Williams Sr. checks in with Bills fans. You will find this and much more in today’s Four Downs.


Positive salary cap news?

The NFL received some positive news earlier this week, when reports surfaced that the salary cap could be as high as $208 million for the 2022 season. This would be an increase of almost $26 million over the 2021 salary cap, a positive sign for franchises like the Buffalo Bills. Yes, while this is good news for all teams—it is especially positive for a club looking at a massive extension for quarterback Josh Allen. It’s still too early to see what the cap will be, but the early reports are certainly positive.

OTAs are better than nothing

Listen, I try not to be that guy who gets excited about OTAs, and I take every positive report with a colossal grain of salt. But after a 2020 offseason that forced teams into a virtual setting, seeing photos and coverage from the team on the field was a sight for sore eyes. So while I will not be making any adjustments to my 53-man roster projections based on a few days of OTAs, it’s great to see another sense of normalcy for the 2021 offseason.

Pod of the Week

The honors this week go out to J. Spence, who took the time to catch up with Karlos Williams Sr. in a recent episode of The Code of Conduct podcast. It was a very candid conversation with the former Bills running back, where he took the time to address his relationship with Doug Whaley, his departure from Buffalo, and much more. I would consider this a must listen for Bills fans.

What could have been

I promise this is the last I will be writing about Travis Etienne this offseason. While the Clemson star was a mock draft favorite for the Bills, he eventually went at pick 23 to the Jacksonville Jaguars. Just as I have gotten over my NFL draft crush, Etienne came out and shared that he thought he was going to the Bills at pick 30. You can find all of the details here courtesy of Ryan Talbot from NewYorkUpstate.com.