Buffalo Bills making progress on signing the 2018 draft class
The Buffalo Bills continue to sign the 2018 draft picks, although the first pick from the class remains unsigned here in the middle of May.
There isn’t a ton of news surrounding the Buffalo Bills as of right now. That’s a good thing.
The main news story this week is the rookie minicamp taking place, along with some rookie signings.
The team signed some draft picks earlier this week, along with some undrafted free agents.
As seen above, the picks signed were all taken in the later rounds. That includes fourth-round pick Taron Johnson, who is not listed in the tweet but ended up signing his rookie deal on Friday. Not too much to work out there other than some prove-yourself deals.
That left Harrison Phillips, Tremaine Edmunds and Josh Allen left to be signed. Edmunds, a first-round pick, decided to make it official today.
Gone are the days of long holdouts, as most of the rookie salaries are now slotted according to when a player is drafted. There is the tricky situation of offset language that held up Joey Bosa a few years ago, but holdouts aren’t as common as they used to be.
This now leaves Allen and Phillips as the only two picks who remain unsigned, but I can’t imagine that will last much longer. Especially for Phillips, who was taken in the third round.
It is still early in May so fans shouldn’t be worried about Allen. As long as he is signed before OTAs get underway, all is well. If he waits it out it will only hurt his chances of overtaking AJ McCarron as the starting quarterback.
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As I said, there is not much news right now, which may put Allen’s contract situation into focus when he will probably be signed soon anyway.