New England Patriots Offer Two-year Deal To Buffalo Bills RFA RB Mike Gillislee
by 18 April 2017, 3:49 PM
The Patriots are, once again, looking to steal some talent from Buffalo as they presented Bills’ RB Mike Gillislee with a $6.4 million restricted free agent offer sheet. The deal, worth $4 million in the first year, is likely to go unmatched by Buffalo.
To make room for Gillislee, veteran wide receiver Danny Amendola has agreed on a pay cut. He was expected to make $6 million this season.
Amendola will make slightly more than the $1.6M he made in 2016. https://t.co/dCv3fKTVEk— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) April 18, 2017
Last season, the Patriots signed wide out Chris Hogan from the Bills to a three-year, $12 million contract. Hogan went on to tie DeSean Jackson for most yards per reception in the league (17.9) and break the Patriots’ postseason single-game record for receiving yards in the AFC Championship Game.
As a backup, Gillislee ran for an average 5.7 yards on 148 carries over the past two years. If the offer goes unmatched, it’s likely that RB LeGarrette Blount’s career with the Patriots is over as well as the rumors that Adrian Peterson could make his way to New England. The Bills have five days to match the offer.