Bills Cut Morse and Harty

It has been a busy day in Buffalo as Adam Schefter has announced two more releases from the team:

Morse had been the Bills starting center for the last five seasons after signing with Buffalo as a free agent in 2019. His career with the Bills had some ups and downs with the team negotiating a pay cut with him in 2021 only to turn around one year later and sign him to an extension worth nearly $10 million a season. Morse’s salary cap number this year was $11.5 million, the 3rd highest salary cap charge among centers in the NFL. He will leave the team with $3 million in dead money and $8.5 million in salary cap savings.

Harty signed with the Bills as a free agent in 2023. He played last year with a cap number just under $4 million but that would grow to just under $6 million this year. His release saves $4.315 million in cap room, a number that likely made him expendable.

The Bills still have a ways to go to be salary cap compliant for 2024, but they are inching closer with each move. They are currently 5th in the NFL in dead money with just under $24 million.