Buffalo Bills restricted free-agent Jordan Mills signed his tender offer recently.
Now that Jordan Mills signed his tender offer it confirms that he will make $1.67 million next season on a one-year deal with the Bills according to this tweet from Rand Getlin of NFL Network.
Corbin Bryant remains the only Buffalo Bills player who hasn’t signed his restricted free agent tender offer. Jordan Mills will compete for the starting right tackle job along with Seantrel Henderson and Cyrus Kouandjio according to general manager Doug Whaley who said:
"“We’ll have Jordan Mills who is a restricted free agent, and so we can tender him and have him. Between him and Kouandjio you’ll have two guys battling there. Then hopefully we’ll see what happens with the medical issue for Henderson, but we’re crossing our fingers and hoping he can come back to full strength and then we’ll have three and have some depth if he comes back.”"
Cyrus Kouandigo and Seantrel Henderson were both selected in the 2014 NFL Draft. Kouandigo was drafted in the 2nd round while Henderson went in the 7th round. Being drafted in the last round didn’t stop Henderson from outperforming Kouandigo in camp and starting all sixteen games at right tackle his rookie season.
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Seantrel Henderson, unfortunately, is battling Crohn’s disease. It caused him many healthy issues including losing roughly 20 pounds and ended his season early last year.
Henderson and the Bills were fortunate enough to get good news on his condition when recently it was reported by general manager Doug Whaley that his recovery was going well. Whaley said: “We got some positive news about his health, so we believe that he may be able to be in that competition for the right tackle position starting in camp.” If Henderson is able to get healthy and get his weight back up he will be the favorite to start next season.
Ever since Kouandigo was drafted he has been a disappointment for the Bills. Buffalo really would have been in a bind if they had not drafted Henderson the same year. Kouandigo has been held back by chronic knee issues which the Bills were aware of when they drafted him.
It does not appear that the Bills are looking to add to the competition at right tackle. The three tackles on their roster are going to battle it out in camp for the starting role. Henderson is the most likely to win the battle, with Mills the next most likely and Kouandigo the least likely. It should be interesting to see how it shakes out in training camp.