Cap Savings: $5,176,471
Dead Cap: $400,000
Of the four players listed in this article, this is the one move that seems to have the greatest likelihood of happening this offseason. A.J. Klein was signed as a free agent in 2020 and is entering the final year of his current contract.
Over the past two seasons, Klein has primarily been a backup since Buffalo has a defensive scheme that is primarily in a nickel formation, with two linebackers on the field. He has made a few spot starts during that time and has played when the Bills play a more traditional 4-3 defense.
In 2020, Klein was more involved with Matt Milano missing a majority of the season. However, this year, Milano remained healthy and Klein played only 29% of the defensive snaps. It would make sense for Buffalo to make this move as it creates over $5 million and releases a player who saw limited snaps.