The Buffalo Bills are bringing back one of their starters from last season – much to the consternation of some of their fans.
The team announced Saturday it has re-signed right tackle Jordan Mills. It's a two-year deal worth up to $4 million, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.
OT Jordan Mills reached agreement with Bills on a 2-year, $4 million deal, per source.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 11, 2017
Mills, 26, started every game last season for the Bills, taking 97 percent of the offensive snaps. Although he has plenty of experience, with 50 career starts, he was viewed as the weak link on the Bills' offensive line in 2016. The analytics website Pro Football Focus graded Mills 64th out of 78 qualifying offensive tackles, charging him with nine sacks, six quarterback hits and 44 hurries. The Bills appeared on the verge of handing the right tackle job over to Seantrel Henderson midway through the season, until he was suspended for a second time.
The Bills signed Vladimir Ducasse earlier in free agency, and could have him compete with Mills, who won't be guaranteed a starting job, or even a roster spot, at his salary.
Earlier Saturday, ESPN's Jeff Darlington reported that the Bills planned to host free-agent right tackle Andre Smith on a visit Sunday.
Tackle Andre Smith, who spent 2016 with the Vikings, is set to visit the Bills, source says. Also watch for potential reunion with Bengals.
— Jeff Darlington (@JeffDarlington) March 11, 2017
It's not immediately clear whether re-signing Mills will change that plan.