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The Buffalo Bills rank 11th in the NFL in total value of contracts handed out so far this offseason. The Bills have handed out contracts worth about $130 million so far, which puts them just outside the top 10 in the league, according to data compiled by Spotrac.com. The league average for contract signings is $113 million, according to Spotrac. That includes high-profi…

Bills

The Buffalo Bills are going to have more of their salary cap eaten up by "dead space" this year than at any point in their last 16 seasons. The good news for the team is they have cleared the decks of a lot of contracts and should have huge room to be free-agent spenders next season. The Bills currently have $35.9 million in dead cap space – money allotted to players…

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The NFL's salary cap will climb from $167 million last season to $177.2 million for the 2018 campaign, according to multiple reports Monday. Most estimates had the number moving to at least $178 million and possibly $179 million. Pro Football Talk reported additional money was diverted to the Player Performance Pool to reward players who are lower paid but play a high n…