According to a report from ESPN's Mike Rodak, Buffalo Bills defensive tackle Kyle Williams has agreed to take a pay cut for the 2016 season.
Per Rodak, Williams' 2016 base salary has been reduced from $6 million to $4.25 million, resulting in a cap savings of $1.75 million for the cap-needy Bills. They now, according to the report, have $7.57 million in available 2016 salary cap space.
Another day, another restructure: the Bills have renegotiated Kyle Williams’ deal, saving them $1.75M against the 2016 cap.— Mike Rodak (@mikerodak) March 16, 2016
After restructuring Kyle Williams’ deal, lowering his 2016 base salary to $4.25M, the Bills have $7.57M in cap space.— Mike Rodak (@mikerodak) March 16, 2016
There is no word yet on whether or not the final year, 2017, of Williams' deal was altered.
Williams, who turns 33 in June, signed a one-year contract extension with the Bills last summer, following his fourth Pro Bowl appearance and while also handing out large contracts to Marcell Dareus and Jerry Hughes. The re-structure helps the Bills more than it helps Williams, of course, although the veteran defensive lineman is still going to make nearly $5 million this season.
Buffalo also re-structured the contract of kicker Dan Carpenter this week, although that alteration only saved them $250,000 against the cap. The Bills have reportedly hosted two free agents on visits this week: running back Joique Bell and wide receiver Jeremy Kerley; the Bills have not, however, confirmed either visit.