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Buffalo Bills' Kraig Urbik takes a 2015 pay cut

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It's not yet clear how much the Bills will benefit from a 2015 salary cap perspective, but it's a significant pay cut nonetheless for a veteran player competing for a starting job.

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Before the new NFL season began on March 10, Buffalo Bills guard Kraig Urbik was a player that many had earmarked as a potential cap casualty, given his $3.75 million cap hit. Instead, it's looking like the veteran starter is now a lock to be back with the team last season, as ESPN's Mike Rodak is passing along that Urbik has significantly restructured his contract.

Urbik, who will turn 30 this September, has been a starting guard for the Bills for the last four seasons. He spent the majority of the 2014 season working as the left guard, after losing a starting job following three straight seasons as the right guard. As the depth chart sits today, he'd have an inside track at a starting job again, along with February signing Richie Incognito, and his chances of sticking with the team for the regular season skyrocket after taking the pay cut.

Whether or not the Bills can pull off a similar restructure for Chris Williams (cap hit: $3.35 million) is another question, entirely - but man, would that be nice.