Front Office Report
(Last Updated on December 3, 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.
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
Acquired By Trade
LB Lerentee McCray - Acquired from Green Bay - 8/30 for Undisclosed 2018 draft pick.
Claimed Off Of Waivers
C Patrick Lewis - Claimed 8/31
WR Justin Hunter - Claimed 9/30
NFL Free Agent Players
TE Gerald Christian - Re-signed off of practice squad 12/3
TE Logan Thomas - Signed off of Lions practice squad 11/29
DT Deandre Coleman - Signed from practice squad 11/29
WR Dez Lewis - Signed from practice squad 11/29
S James Ihedigbo - Signed 11/15
CB Marcus Roberson - Activated from practice squad 11/14
S Sergio Brown - Signed 11/2
WR Percy Harvin - Signed 11/1
FB Jerome Felton - Released 9/2; Re-signed 9/12
WR Brandon Tate - Signed 9/6
LB Ramon Humber - Signed 8/31
LB Brandon Spikes - Signed 8/7
RB Reggie Bush - Signed 8/1
DL Leger Douzable - Signed as unrestricted free agent 6/13
LB Lorenzo Alexander - Signed as unrestricted free agent 4/12
S Colt Anderson - Signed as unrestricted free agent 4/12
LB Zach Brown - Signed as unrestricted free agent 4/4
S Robert Blanton - Signed as unrestricted free agent 3/18
2016 Practice Squad
S Shamiel Gray - Signed to practice squad 11/30
G Isame Faciane - Signed to practice squad 11/30
C Dalton Freeman - Signed 5/2; Released 8/30; Signed to practice squad 11/14
LS Reid Ferguson - Signed 5/2; Released 8/30; Signed to practice squad 11/2
WR Ed Eagan - Released 10/28; Signed back to practice squad 10/31
TE Manasseh Garner - Released 10/28; Signed back to practice squad 10/31
OT Michael Ola - Signed 9/28; Releaed 10/25; Signed to practice squad 10/27
OLB Bryson Albright - Signed 5/2; Released 9/15; Signed to practice squad 9/16
LB Max Valles - Signed to practice squad 9/5
RB Coach Jason Vrable - Promoted from Asst. QB coach 9/21
Off Coordinator Anthony Lynn - Promoted from Asst. HC/RB Coach 9/16
Off. Asst. Coach Pat Meyers - Promoted from football operations consultant 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
K Jordan Gay - Re-Signed 11/26; Released 12/3
S Duke Williams - Released 11/15
WR Mose Frazier - Signed to practice squad 10/25; Released 11/4
K Marshall Morgan - Released from practice squad 11/2
OT William Poehls - Signed to practice squad 9/5; Released 10/27
WR Corey Washington - Signed to practice squad 10/4; Released from practice squad 10/25
G Gabe Ikard - Signed to practice squad 9/5; Signed 9/15; Released 10/22
TE Jim Dray - Released 10/4
WR Matt Hazel - Signed to practice squad 9/5; Released from practice squad 10/4
S Damian Parms - Signed to practice squad 9/6; Released 9/7; Re-signed 9/12; Released from practice squad 9/27
LB Carlos Fields - Signed to practice squad 9/6; Released from practice squad 9/27
OT Chris Martin - Signed as unrestricted free agent 6/13; Released 9/2; Signed to practice squad 9/13; Released 9/19
CB Doran Grant - Signed to practice squad 9/5; Released 9/13
FB Glenn Gronkowski - Signed 5/2; Released 9/12
OT Marquis Lucas - Injured Reserve 9/2; Reached injury settlement 9/8 now a FA
FB Danny Vitale - Claimed off of waivers 9/4; Released 9/5
LB Jamari Lattimore - Signed as unrestricted free agent 5/31; Released 9/4
LB Manny Lawson - Released 9/2
DE Lavar Edwards - Released 9/2
G Cyril Richardson - Released 9/2
CB Sterling Moore - Signed as unrestricted free agent 4/5; Released 9/2
DL Brandon Deaderick - Signed 8/15; Released 9/2
LB Kory Biermann - Signed 8/15; Released 9/2
WR Kain Colter - Signed 8/1; Released 9/2
DT Casey Walker - Signed 7/30; Released 9/2
RB Boom Herron - Signed as unrestricted free agent 6/9; Released 9/2
WR Jarrett Boykin - Signed 1/12; Released 9/2
G Cyril Richardson - Signed to futures contract 1/5; Released 9/2
C Fernando Velasco - Signed as unrestricted free agent 4/7; Released 9/2
CB Corey White - Signed as unrestricted free agent 4/4; Released 9/2
CB Mario Butler - Signed contract extension 1/4; Released 9/2
G Jamison Lalk - Signed 5/2; Released 8/31
WR Greg Little - Signed 1/12; Released 8/30
LB David Hawthrone - Signed 8/7; Released 8/30
TE Jimmay Mundine - Signed 8/7; Released 8/30
DT Alameda Ta'Amu - Signed 8/15; Released 8/30
QB Austin Trainor - Signed 8/28; Released 8/30
C Robert Kugler - Signed 5/2; Released 8/30
OLB Erik Striker - Signed 5/2; Released 8/30
DT Justin Zimmer - Signed 5/2; Released 8/30
RB Karlos Williams - Released 8/20
DT T.J. Barnes - Released 8/15
WR Leonard Hankerson - Re-signed with the Bills 4/4; Released 8/15
LB Kevin Reddick - Waived/Injured 8/7 then released
WR Gary Chambers - Signed 5/2; Released 8/7
CB Javier Arenas - Signed to futures contract 2/4; Released 8/7
WR Davonte Allen - Signed 5/2; Released 8/1
DE Cedric Reed - Signed to futures contract 1/5; Released 7/30
S Phillip Thomas - Signed to futures contract 1/5; Waived/Injured 6/17
DE Claudell Louis - Signed 5/2; Released 6/13
OT Keith Lumpkin - Signed 5/2; Released 6/13
CB Julian Whigham - Signed 5/2; Released 6/9
RB/KR Dri Archer - Claimed off waivers 5/10; Placed on reserve/did not report list 5/18
DE/LB Jairus Wynn - Released 5/2
CB Bud Noel - Released 5/2
OL Ronald Patrick - Signed to futures contract 1/5; Released 5/2
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
Off. Coordinator Greg Roman - Fired 9/16
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
DB Joe Powell - Placed on practice squad/injured list 12/1
WR Walter Powell - Placed on Injured Reserve 11/29
DT Corbin Bryant - Placed on Injured Reserve 11/29
S Robert Blanton - Placed on Injured Reserve 11/26
C Eric Wood - Placed on Injured Reserve 11/14
S Aaron Williams - Placed on Injured Reserve 11/1
S Colt Anderson - Placed on Injured Reserve 10/10
WR Greg Salas - Placed on Injured Reserve 10/7
LB Randell Johnson - Injured Reserve 9/2
RB James Wilder Jr. - Signed 1/21; Injured Reserve 9/2
TE Blake Annen - Signed to futures contract 1/5; Injured Reserve 9/2
WR Marcus Easley - Reserve/PUP 8/30
WR Kolby Listenbee - Reserve/Non Football Injury List 8/30
LB Reggie Ragland - Injured Reserve 8/30
TE Chris Gragg - Waived/Injured 8/30
OT Justin Renfrow - Signed as unrestricted free agent 6/17; Waived/Injured 8/30
S Jonathan Dowling - Signed to futures contract 1/5; Waived/Injured 8/30
LB IK Enemkpali - Waived/Injured 8/15; Placed on IR
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.
QB Tyrod Taylor - 5 yrs. $92M extension. SB $3.4M. Base $2.6M (2016). Guaranteed; $12M (2017) $15.5M Option Bonus both guaranteed for injury; $13M (2018) Guaranteed for injury; $13.6M (2019); $13.85M (2020); $14.55M (2021). Roster Bonus $3.5M (2016); Workout Bonus $6,240 (2016); $5.5m in Not Likely To Be Earned Incentives.
OT Cordy Glenn - 5 yrs. $65M. $5M Incentives. $36M guaranteed. SB $16M. Base $3M (2016) Guaranteed; $9M (2017) Guaranteed; $9.25M (2018) $8M Guaranteed; $7.25M (2019); $7.5M (2020). Roster Bonus $2M each yr 2017-2020.
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.
OG Richie Incognito - 3 yrs. $15.75M. $5.45M guaranteed. SB $3.45M. Base: $2M (2016); $3.175M (2017); $6.325M (2018).
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 - Franchise tagged; Signed longterm deal 5/3.
LB Nigel Bradham - Signed with Eagles 3/9.
WR Percy Harvin - Has decided to retire.
WR Greg Salas - Re-signed 1/4.
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.
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