Bills create cap space, restructure Stefon Diggs

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As June begins, the Bills have cleared some cap space.

Per ESPN’s Field Yates, Buffalo converted $11,718,333 of wide receiver Stefon Diggs‘ base salary into a signing bonus. That in turn created $7,812,222 in cap space for the club to use in 2021.

The Bills could use that extra space to sign a free agent or perhaps add a key player via trade before the regular season.

Diggs’ contract runs through 2023. After the season he just had, there’s no reason to think the wide receiver won’t be a significant part of the team’s offense beyond then.

In his first year with Buffalo, Diggs led the league with 127 receptions and 1,535 yards — setting single-season franchise records in both categories. Since Minnesota selected him in the fifth round of the 2015 draft, Diggs has 492 career catches for 6,158 yards with 38 TDs.

11 responses to “Bills create cap space, restructure Stefon Diggs

  1. Diggs will want a new contract after this year anyway, but something tells me what negotiation will be a lot more back and forth than this one.

  2. This year is probably the best chance the Bills have, since they will be cash strapped in future years when Allen and Diggs get top money and handicap their ability to bring in quality players around them.

  3. Trolls and Haters keep talking about a salary cap and tying up money on a franchise QB.. EVERY TEAM HAS TOO.!!! Smart GM’s know how to move money and draft..unlike bb.. Bean in Buffalo is one of the best.. simple math..u only spend in FA if u can’t draft..bb!! Bills have money to pay Josh and have no worries because their team is already under contract for years to come without having to worry about not having money..offensive line shored up for 3-5 yrs .. rookie contracts on edge ..one yr contract for front 4 .. Bills built smart.. have no cap issues moving forward..

  4. The one knock on Diggs is that despite all those catches and yards he doesn’t get into the endzone as often as you’d think for a WR of his caliber. However that’s more of a problem for fantasy football players rather than the team.

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