By Brandon J. Koch
When Brandon Beane was hired as GM 366 days ago, he had a plan in place to fix the salary cap in two years.
This 2018 season will be the worst of it.
Here’s what the dead cap figures look like:
Marcell Dareus: the biggest dead cap hit belongs to Mr. Big stuff at $14 million from the late October trade with the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Corey Glenn: A trade that helped the Bills move up to draft Josh Allen, Glenn’s dead cap hit is at $9.6 million.
Tyrod Taylor: Another trade with the Cleveland Browns, Tyrod has a dead cap hit of about $7.4 million. The good think is the Bills didn’t have to retain any salary, just the dead cap.
Retirements. Aaron Williams still has a dead cap of $2.4 million after he officially retired this past January. Richie Incognito, who recently retired, has a dead cap of about $2.1 million. It remains to be seen if he wants to back this Summer.
Who else could be a dead cap hit?
The former Bills center was forced to retire this January because of neck problems. There still has been no announcement on how they will work his contract and what amount will be dead cap.
All in all, according to Spotrac, the Bills have about $38 million total in dead cap.