Veteran Running Back Takes Pay Cut to Stay With Bills

David Kaestle
Nyheim Hines is working to restructure his contract with the Buffalo Bills.
Nyheim Hines is working to restructure his contract with the Buffalo Bills. / Associated Press

NFL free agency kicks off this week and while no major signings of new players have happened yet, plenty of teams have done some reworking of contracts on current players to clear cap space.

Nyheim Hines Contract

The Buffalo Bills are reportedly in the process of reworking running back Nyheim Hines's contract to ensure he stays in Buffalo. The team will covert a portion of his base salary into a signing bonus, which will give Buffalo some much-needed cap relief. This new structure will also allow him to potentially make even more than his original salary with new incentives.

Buffalo is in a tough spot this offseason with its cap situation. The Bills have a ton of free agents and won't be able to bring back everyone, but is interested in keeping Hines after trading for him last year and using him as their primary kick returner.

As of Monday morning, Buffalo was still roughly $17 million over the cap already -- the second-worst cap number in the NFL behind only the New Orleans Saints. This surely won't be the last move Buffalo makes this offseason to try and clear some cap space, but at least it's a step in the right direction.

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