The Buffalo Bills have brought back another one of their unrestricted free agents.
Linebacker Ramon Humber has re-signed with the team, the Bills announced Tuesday. The Houston Chronicle's Aaron Wilson was first to report Humber being re-signed, adding that it is a one-year contract for the veteran minimum salary. For a player with 10 years of experience, the veteran minimum is $1.015 million. Wilson reported that Humber's deal includes a $60,000 signing bonus and $30,000 workout bonus.
Humber will count just $630,000 against the Bills' salary cap because he qualifies for the veteran minimum benefit, which is available to veterans with four or more years of experience. That $630,000 figure is the same as a player with two years of experience – a way of keeping teams from simply replacing older veterans with younger, cheaper players.
Humber started the 2017 season as a starter. He appeared in 13 games overall, with nine starts, missing three after breaking his thumb in a Week 4 win in Atlanta. He finished the year with a career-best 89 tackles, one sack, one forced fumble and one pass defensed. He was eventually replaced in the starting lineup by rookie Matt Milano.
Humber, however, is a key contributor on special teams.
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