Yates mentions that the Bills specifically converted White’s $9.46 million salary and into a signing bonus that will be prorated over the length of their deals.
In turn, the Bills created $7.568 million of cap space.
White, 25, is a former first-round pick by the Bills in the 2017 NFL Draft out of LSU. He was entering the final year of his four-year, $10,091,110 rookie contract and set to make a base salary of $1,841,060 in 2020 when the Bills exercised his fifth-year option for 2021.
From there, the Bill signed White to a four-year, $70 million extension including $55 million guaranteed last year.
In 2020, White appeared in 14 games for the Bills and recorded 57 tackles, 1.5 sacks, three interceptions, a forced fumble, two recoveries, and 11 passes defended.