Brad Smith jumped from the Jets to the Bills by choice in 2011. Some think that Smith could be jumping out of Buffalo in 2013, but not by choice.
Smith apparently has enhanced his chances of sticking around, by taking a pay cut. The Associated Press reports that Smith has a new deal that “provides the Bills with additional salary-cap space and also better reflects Smith’s production over his first two seasons” with the team.
Yep, he took a pay cut.
“Yeah, I’m not really discussing that,” Smith said of his new deal. “It’s kind of personal between myself and the team. I’m just glad to be here in camp working.”
Yep, he took a pay cut. And it sounds like he knows he would have been cut if he hadn’t agreed to take less.
Smith is focusing exclusively on the receiver position this year, after playing Wildcat quarterback in past seasons with the Bills and Jets. Pay cut or otherwise, he could still have a hard time making the final roster, as determined by a coaching staff that had nothing to do with bringing him to town.