For Buffalo Bills fans really into paying close attention to the team’s player salaries and cap situation, there are a couple changes for 2014 in store, thanks to a few players hitting escalators on their deals.
NFL writer Brian McIntyre pointed out a few of them on Tuesday. One revolves around pass rusher Jerry Hughes, was who slated to earn just a shade over $1 million next year. Thanks to his 10-sack 2013 campaign that number rises to $3.995 million in 2014, amounting to a $2.9 million raise.
The other player McIntyre pointed out is running back C.J. Spiller. Despite not having a great season, Spiller’s base salary increases from $1.749 million last year to $3.499 for 2014.
So if you’re keeping score of these things those two escalator raises moves the Bills cap total up by around $4.6 million. While I don’t have a current Bills cap total and don’t particularly care to know at this time, I can assure you they’re still in relatively good shape and will have an opportunity to be active this offseason should they desire to, with or without re-signing/tagging Jairus Byrd.