Earlier in the day, Bills GM Doug Whaley mentioned that they’re basically “tapped out” in terms of cap space and will need to add depth in the draft. (Vic Carucci)
“We’re tapped out,” Whaley said, per Vic Carucci. “At the point now where we’ve got to save for the draft choices and injury replacements.”
As things stand right now, the Bills are under the cap by $5.28 million, but signing their draft class would take a good portion of this.
According to OverTheCap.com’s cap calculator, Buffalo could free up $2.944 million by signing Cassel to an extension.
Cassel, 32, came over from the Vikings in a trade that sent the Bills’ first 2015 fifth-round pick to Minnesota for the quarterback and their 2016 seventh-round pick.
He’s currently in the final year of his two-year, $10 million contract and stands to make a base salary of $4.15 million for the upcoming season.
Cassel began the 2014 season as the team’s starting quarterback, but unfortunately suffered a foot injury that led to him being placed on season-ending injured reserve.