Buffalo Bills reportedly agree to extension with Mitch Morse

Mitch Morse, Buffalo Bills (Photo by Timothy T Ludwig/Getty Images)
Mitch Morse, Buffalo Bills (Photo by Timothy T Ludwig/Getty Images) /

The Buffalo Bills continue to create cap space with the latest move being a contract extension for Mitch Morse

It has been a busy morning for the Buffalo Bills with news that the team was releasing Daryl Williams. The move created a little over $8 million in cap space but general manager Brandon Beane wasn’t done with the interior of the offensive line.

According to NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo, the Bills have agreed to a two-year contract extension worth $19.5 million. The team’s starting center was entering the final year of his contract but will now remain with the team through the 2024 season.

The Bills signed Mitch Morse as a free agent in 2019 and at the time was one of the biggest contracts given to a center. He has been the team’s starting center and provided stability to the offensive line.

One of the concerns at the time of the contract was that Morse had missed time due to injuries but that has not been an issue in Buffalo as he has missed only two regular season games over the past three seasons.

Mitch Morse’s contract extension creates more cap space for the Buffalo Bills

The move not only ensures one of their key players on the offensive line remains with the team past this year, but it also creates some additional cap space that can be used this year. The Athletic’s Joe Buscaglia tweeted the breakdown of the contract extension and the new deal created about $2.25 million in cap space for this offseason.

Based on Morse’s current deal and the cap savings associated with a possible release, it could have made sense for Buffalo to release him. However, by releasing Morse it would create a major hole on the offensive line that would have been tough to replace.

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A contract extension for Morse is a win-win for both parties as the Buffalo Bills get some cap savings while Morse gets some stability and knows he will be with the team past this season.