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Bills reportedly release All-Pro safety Jordan Poyer and DB Siran Neal in series of moves to save cap space

The Buffalo Bills are making a variety of moves to address their salary cap, and the situation is still tight.

The team is releasing All-Pro safety and team captain Jordan Poyer as part of an effort to save money before the start of free agency, according to multiple reports on Wednesday. Defensive back Siran Neal will also reportedly be cut, freeing up approximately $2.8 million in cap space.

Poyer, 32, represented a $7.5 million cap hit. The 12-year NFL veteran had been a Bill since the 2017 campaign. His release will save Buffalo $5.72 million, including $2 million in dead money.

Amid these updates, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported that the Bills also plan to restructure cornerback Rasul Douglas’ contract to shave an estimated additional $2.5 million off their cap hit.

The Bills didn’t stop there, as the team released center Mitch Morse, according to the NFL Network. The 2022 Pro Bowler was set to earn $8.5 million during the upcoming campaign, which would have been his sixth season with the Bills. Now he will be a free agent, and guard Connor McGovern will reportedly move into his position.

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Morse’s expected release was followed by news that the team plans to release wide receiver and kick returner Deonte Harty, according to NFL Network. Cutting Harty will save $4.3 million against the cap, but there will be more than $4.6 million in dead money.

Cornerback Tre’Davious White was the next reported departure. According to Schefter, the 2021 Pro Bowler will be a post-June 1 version. The Bills will save $10.2 million in cap space, which amounts to a hit of $6.2 million in dead money.

All of these transactions bring the bill to $15.1 million over the salary cap, per Spotrac. It’s an adjustment from the previous figure of $41.2 million when the day started.

Buffalo, as expected, is losing some key defensive pieces, and questions still remain about the team’s wide receiver room.

There are probably more steps ahead. They have until March 13 to comply with the rules ahead of the new competition year.

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This story will be updated.

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