Contract details for Bills TE Dawson Knox restructure

Buffalo Bills tight end Dawson Knox did his team a nice favor this offseason. In a salary cap jam, the Bills needed help and Knox provided it.

The tight end reworked his contract with the team. His new contract in Buffalo helped by shifting around his dollars in a new way on his deal.

The 27-year-old’s prior contract had him making $10.5 million in 2024, all of that was guaranteed. But in 2025, he had nothing guaranteed.

Now he has $4.5M guaranteed in 2025.

Knox’s salary of $10.5M was cut down by $2M in 2024, and also a $2.5 million salary cut in 2025. That’s where the $4.5M that’s now guaranteed to him comes from.

In addition, there was part of Knox’s 2024 salary and other bonuses converted into a signing bonus which helped save further dollars on the salary cap.

At the end of the day what is most concerning to fans and the team is the cap.

There, Knox’s 2024 cap hit drops from $14.3M to $7.7M, according to Spotrac. In 2024, there’s only a slight drop from $15.4M to $14M, however, there are no saving for Knox if Buffalo were to cut him in either of the next two years.

The Bills would save around $10M by releasing Knox in 2026, or they could just restructure his contract once again if the team wants to keep him around. That insurance of being locked in for the next two years would have been appealing for Knox, too.

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Story originally appeared on Bills Wire