Front Office Report
(Last Updated on May 2, 2016)
Welcome to our 2016 edition of our exclusive Front Office Section! This page will keep you updated on all the moves by the front office! Included is a look at the projected 2016 free agents and what we think the team will do with them. This will be the one page to look at for all roster and front office moves made during the year. We will also have a list of 2016 player contract signings, restructurings, & extensions as well as the details behind them as they become available! You can also take a look back at all the 2015 moves and contract details as well as previous years.
Here is a look at the 2016 free agents and what we predict will happen to them. It is a relatively small list this year. There are only 9 unrestricted free agents, one has already re-signed. These players have four years or more of service.
Unrestricted Free Agents
These free agents are free to sign with any team they want in the off season with no compensation to the Bills. (They may be given compensatory draft picks for players lost in next year's draft.)
G Richie Incognito - Re-Signed with the Bills 3/8.
OT Cordy Glenn - Non-Exclusive Franchise tag tendered 3/1; Signed $13.7M tender 3/4.
LB Nigel Bradham - Signed with Eagles 3/9.
WR Percy Harvin - Has decided to retire.
WR Greg Salas - Re-signed 1/4.
WR Leonard Hankerson - Re-signed with the Bills 4/4.
QB Josh Johnson - Knows offense but no room for him.
DE Alex Carrington - Could be brought back for cheap.
CB Ron Brooks - Signed with Eagles 3/9.
Restricted Free Agents
Players are restricted free agents if they have three or less years of service. The Bills have the right to match any offer any of these free agents get or receive compensation in the form of draft picks for each player lost. The round of the pick depends on where the player was drafted and/or the price of the qualifying offer given by the Bills.
WR Chris Hogan - Received lowest tender 3/7. Signed Offer Sheet With Pats 3/11. Bills did not match.
TE MarQueis Gray - Chose to not tender him. Signed With Dolphins.
OT Jordan Mills - Signed Tender for $1.671M 3/30.
DT Corbin Bryant - Signed Tender for $1.671M 4/18.
DT Stefan Charles - Did not tender him. Signed with Lions 3/10.
LB Ty Powell - Did not tender him. Now an unrestricted free agent may try to bring back.
S Bacarri Rambo - Now an urestricted free agent after not being tendered.
Exclusive Rights Free Agents
These players have two or less years experience and has no bargaining power. They will remain with the Bills if they tender them.
RB Mike Gillislee - Signed contract extension 1/4.
P Colton Schmidt - Signed contract extension 1/4.
CB Mario Butler - Signed contract extension 1/4.
RB Cierre Wood - Did not tender now free to sign with any team.
DE Shaq Lawson- 1st Round Pick
ILB Reggie Ragland - 2nd Round Pick
DL Adolphus Washington - 3rd Round Pick
QB Cardale Jones - 4th Round Pick
RB Jonathan Williams - 5th Round Pick
WR Kolby Listenbee - 6th Round Pick
CB Kevon Seymour - 6th Round Pick
Undrafted Free Agents
OLB Bryson Albright - Signed 5/2
WR Davonte Allen - Signed 5/2
WR Gary Chambers - Signed 5/2
FB Glenn Gronkowski - Signed 5/2
C Robert Kugler - Signed 5/2
G Jamison Lalk - Signed 5/2
K Marshall Morgan - Signed 5/2
OLB Erik Striker - Signed 5/2
CB Julian Whigham - Signed 5/2
DT Justin Zimmer - Signed 5/2
LS Reid Ferguson - Signed 5/2
DE Claudell Louis - Signed 5/2
OT Marquise Lucas - Signed 5/2
OT Keith Lumpkin - Signed 5/2
NFL Free Agent Players
LB Lorenzo Alexander - Signed as unrestricted free agent 4/12
S Colt Anderson - Signed as unrestricted free agent 4/12
C Fernando Velasco - Signed as unrestricted free agent 4/7
CB Sterling Moore - Signed as unrestricted free agent 4/5
CB Corey White - Signed as unrestricted free agent 4/4
LB Zach Brown - Signed as unrestricted free agent 4/4
S Robert Blanton - Signed as unrestricted free agent 3/18
TE Jim Dray - Signed as unrestricted free agent 3/16
CB Javier Arenas - Signed to futures contract 2/4
RB James Wilder Jr. - Signed 1/21
WR Greg Little - Signed 1/12
WR Jarrett Boykin - Signed 1/12
S Phillip Thomas - Signed to futures contract 1/5
S Jonathan Dowling - Signed to futures contract 1/5
TE Blake Annen - Signed to futures contract 1/5
C Ronald Patrick - Signed to futures contract 1/5
DE Cedric Reed - Signed to futures contract 1/5
G Cyril Richardson - Signed to futures contract 1/5
Off. Asst. Coach Pat Meyers - Promoted from football operations consultant 3/31
Asst. QB Coach Jason Vrable - Promoted from offensive quality control coach 3/31
DL Coach John Blake - Hired 3/15
Special Teams Quality Control Coach Kathryn Smith - Hired 1/21
Asst. DB Coach Ed Reed - Hired 1/13
Asst. Head Coach/Defense Rob Ryan - Hired 1/10
TE Jacob Maxwell - Signed to futures contract 1/5; released 4/29
LB A.J. Tarpley - Retired 4/6; Officially released 4/29
LB Tony Steward - Released 4/19
CB Cam Thomas - Released 4/18
T Tyson Chandler - Released with Non Football Injury 4/15
CB Leodis McKelvin - Released 3/4; Signed with Eagles 3/8
DE Mario Williams - Released 3/1; Signed with Dolphins 3/8
RB Boobie Dixon - Released 3/1
G Kraig Urbik - Released 3/1
TE Manasseh Garner - Not signed off of practice squad to futures contract 1/4
QB Zac Dysert - Not signed off of practice squad to futures contract 1/4
DL Coach Karl Dunbar - Fired 3/13
DB Coach Donnie Henderson - Fired 1/12
Special Teams Quality Control Coach Mike Hamlin - Fired 1/12
Asst. OL Coach Kurt Anderson - Hired as Arkansas OL Coach 1/9
Here is where we list contract details that we obtained through various media outlets. It is an approximation since the Bills do not release contract details. We list new contracts, restructured deals and extensions that happen for the 2015 season. Some players may be asked to restructure their contracts which would convert base salaries into signing bonuses to save cap money. This practice usually puts teams in a bad cap situation in future years so it isn't likely this off season since the team is in good cap shape.
LB Lorenzo Alexander - 1 yr. $855,00. $75,000 guaranteed.
S Colt Anderson - 1 yr. $840,00. SB $80,000. Base: $760,000; $500,000 guaranteed.
CB Corey White - 1 yr. $840,00. SB $80,000. Base: $760,000.
LB Zach Brown - 1 yr. $1.25M. SB $450,000. Base: $800,000.
S Robert Blanton - 1 yr. $840,00. SB $80,000. Base: $760,000.
TE Jim Dray - 1 yr. $760,00.
OG Richie Incognito - 3 yrs. $15.75M. $5.45M guaranteed. SB $3.45M. Base: $2M (2016); $3.175M (2017); $6.325M (2018).
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