Report: Bills restructure Dion Dawkins' contract

The contract restructure was done to create extra cap space

Orchard Park, N.Y. (WGR 550) - With two weeks remaining until the 2022 regular season kicks off for the Buffalo Bills, the team has reportedly done some restructuring work to clear up some more cap space.

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According to NFL Network reporter Tom Pelissero, the Bills have restructured offensive lineman Dion Dawkins's contract, converting most of his salary into a signing bonus to clear over $5.6 million in cap space.

The restructure comes after Bills general manager Brandon Beane told the media on Tuesday the team needed to create extra cap space after trading Cody Ford to the Arizona Cardinals in exchange for a 2023 fifth-round pick.

Dawkins, a second-round pick in 2017 for the Bills, was in the final year of his rookie contract when he signed a four-year, $60 million extension with the team in 2020. He remains under contract until the end of the 2024 NFL season.

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