While there was no guarantee that the Cleveland Browns were going to make a strong push for QB Tyrod Taylor if the Bills were going to release him, not it’s not an option at all. The Bills made the somewhat surprising announcement on Wednesday that they are retaining Taylor on a restructured contract. Here are the restructured details, via Vic Carucci of the Buffalo News:
Under restructured deal w #Bills, Tyrod Taylor gets $7M signing bonus. Cap value for '17 goes from $16M to just under $10M.— Vic Carucci (@viccarucci) March 8, 2017
Tyrod Taylor's restructured deal w #Bills covers 5 years total. After the first 2 years, it becomes a year-to-year agreement.— Vic Carucci (@viccarucci) March 8, 2017
QB Robert Griffin III is due a $750,000 roster bonus this Saturday. Whether or not the Browns release him before that could hinge on if the team signs or acquires a quarterback in the next few days. Otherwise, they might opt to pay Griffin the bonus, and eat the cost at a later date if necessary.