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NFL free agency updates: Bills, Tyrod Taylor agree to restructured contract

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Buffalo keeps their starting quarterback.

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The Buffalo Bills have agreed to a restructured contract with quarterback Tyrod Taylor, keeping him with the team. Taylor had been scheduled to receive a base salary of $12 million in 2017 along with a signing bonus of $15.5 million after signing a new, five-year contract last season. He was set to average $18 million per season through 2021.

There had been speculation that the Bills would release Taylor, but they now appear to be committed to the six-year veteran.

Taylor started his career as a sixth-round selection of the Baltimore Ravens in 2011, playing four seasons for the team with just 14 games played. He joined the Bills in 2015, taking over as the team’s starting quarterback, with 29 starts in two seasons and 6,058 passing yards, 37 touchdowns, and 12 interceptions. He was selected to the 2015 Pro Bowl.

For more on the Bills and Taylor’s new contract, check out Buffalo Rumblings.