The Buffalo Bills have created some salary cap space in preparation for their first game of the 2023 season.
The contracts of guard Ryan Bates and cornerback Taron Johnson have been renegotiated, according to Field Yates of ESPN.
The two moves freed up around $4.5 million in cap space for use during this year.
This year, Bates is guaranteed to get a basic salary of $3.9 million, and his contract is signed through 2025.
He is listed by the Bills as their starting right guard, which puts him ahead of rookie O'Cyrus Torrence; however,
the Bills will announce the complete makeup of their offensive line on Monday night.
Johnson has a contract that will keep him playing until 2024 and will pay him a base salary of $5.505 million this year.
Over the course of the past three seasons, he has started a total of 41 games,
and it is anticipated that he will continue to play an important part in their secondary this year.