Kraig Urbik agrees to pay cut with Bills

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The Bills are reportedly still planning to make a run at signing tight end Charles Clay away from the Dolphins with their need to craft an offer the Dolphins can’t match standing as the fly in the ointment.

Having a little more money to throw into said offer probably wouldn’t hurt and the Bills have created some by getting guard Kraig Urbik to agree to a pay cut. Mike Rodak of ESPN.com reports that Urbik’s salary will be cut in each of the next two seasons.

Urbik was set to make $2.65 million in base salary this season with another $300,000 due as a roster bonus before seeing his salary rise to $2.975 in 2016. Rodak reports he slashed $1.5 million from his pay for 2015 and reduced his salary to $1.2 million for the 2016 season.

Urbik started the final nine games of last season at left guard after the team pulled the plug on Cyril Richardson as the replacement for an injured Chris Williams. He didn’t play particularly well, but he should be in the mix for a starting job again this year along with Williams, Richardson and Richie Incognito.