Details of Mitch Morse’s restructured, reduced contract with Bills

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The Bills and center Mitch Morse agreed to a restructured contract this week. Included in that was a reduced salary to help get it his cap hit down. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic keeping fans out of venues last year, the NFL’s 2021 salary cap is dropping. Such restructured contracts were expected to happen, and for Buffalo, it started with Morse.

Following the initial news, we now have some further details on exactly how much things were knocked down in the 28-year-old’s contract.

According to Matthew Fairburn of The Athletic, here’s the breakdown:

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Since the news on Morse was announced, the NFL did pass down the salary cap number for 2021: $182.5 million. That’s down from $198.2M in 2020.

Considering that, the Bills had more work to do. Buffalo went on to also release wide receiver John Brown and defensive lineman Quinton Jefferson this week. Those two combined save the Bills up to $14.4M against the cap as well, according to Spotrac.

Similar to Morse, Buffalo restructured and redecided defensive lineman Vernon Butler’s contract. Those figures have yet to be released. Bills Wire will bring you that and updated salary cap numbers as soon as they are made available.

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