AFC East Rumors: Bills, Dolphins, Jets, Patriots



  • The Athletic’s Joe Buscaglia mentions the Bills could target Cowboys DE Robert Quinn or Vikings DE Everson Griffen as a mid-tier free-agent option.
  • Buscaglia also likes Texans RB Lamar Miller as a free-agent option for Buffalo. 
  • Buffalo’s shopping list this offseason includes another outside linebacker, even if it’s only for their base defense. (Adam Caplan)
  • The Bills have been connected to Eagles RB Jordan Howard in free agency. (John McMullen)
  • Bills G Quinton Spain‘s three-year $15 million deal has $4.5 million guaranteed, including a $1.5 million signing bonus. Spain has a $2.25 million 2020 base with $1.6 million guaranteed, followed by base salaries of $3.9 million and $4.15 million. (Aaron Wilson)
  • Spain also receives a $1.4 million bonus on the fifth day of the 2020 league year, an annual up to $500,000 per-game roster bonus and a $100,000 annual workout bonus. 




  • The Athletic’s Jeff Howe writes that the possibility of a tag-and-trade for Patriots G Joe Thuney still exists and that it’s a fluid situation. 
  • Per Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle, Patriots special teamer Matthew Slater signed a two-year, $5.35 million deal with $2.375 million guaranteed. 
  • Slater will make a guaranteed base salary of $1.65 million in 2020 with a $750,000 guaranteed roster bonus on the first day of the league year. In 2021, Slater has a $1.75 million base salary and a $400,000 roster bonus on the first day of the league year. 
  • Slater also has a $25,000 bonus each game he’s active for $400,000 total and an annual $100,000 incentive for making the Pro Bowl. 
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