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Buffalo Bills’ best contract values of 2018: Robert Foster

 

https://www.buffalorumblings.com/2019/6/20/18627475/buffalo-bills-best-contract-values-of-2018-number-2-robert-foster-zay-jones-brian-daboll-offense

 

As an undrafted free agent out of Alabama, Robert Foster was thought to be just a camp body because of his connection to Buffalo Bills offensive coordinator Brian Daboll. Foster was overlooked and overshadowed by the plethora of talented receivers who play for the Crimson Tide and his production as a four-year player wasn't remarkable.

 

The Bills appear to have found a steal in Foster. But it didn’t appear that way in the beginning—with the wide receiver tallying only two catches for 30 yards (all in one game) over the first half of the season. Buffalo waived Foster and then brought him back to the practice squad in Week 7. Finally a part of the active roster again the following week, Foster quickly created a connection with Josh Allen—in fact, over 75% of his production came in the last six games of the season.

 

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Top 10 bang for the Bills

10. Lorenzo Alexander ($3.6 million)
9. Jordan Poyer ($3.9 million)
8. Harrison Phillips ($673,760)
7. Dion Dawkins ($950,736)
6. Taron Johnson ($620,863)
5. Tremaine Edmunds ($2.3 million)
4. Josh Allen ($3.85 million)
3. Levi Wallace ($225,880)
2. Robert Foster ($225,880)

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13 minutes ago, Rocky Landing said:

Wait a minute... who's number one???

P5t5rman of course!

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15 minutes ago, Rocky Landing said:

Wait a minute... who's number one???

I read some comments and some are saying its Matt Milano.

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1 minute ago, badassgixxer05 said:

I read some comments and some are saying its Matt Milano.

Some comments have suggested Tre White, as well. Either way, it's a really weird element to leave out of the article!

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It says a lot about Lorax and Poyer that they made the top 10 not on rookie contracts.

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35 minutes ago, Rocky Landing said:

Some comments have suggested Tre White, as well. Either way, it's a really weird element to leave out of the article!

 

Weird not seeing Tre, and Milano period.  Would probably put both ahead of Dawkins. 

Even Edmunds seems like a bit of an unknown.  I don't know how you put him down as a better value than Poyer at this point.

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56 minutes ago, Rocky Landing said:

Wait a minute... who's number one???

LOL

 

more crappy editing .....  

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I'd love to see Wallace and Foster extended long term, perhaps after the 2019 season.  They have decent cap space after sacrificing 2018 to purge the bad contracts. 

 

I'd rather the Bills use that cap space to resign homegrown talent than use it to make splashes in free agency for unfamiliar players.  

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46 minutes ago, Capco said:

I'd love to see Wallace and Foster extended long term, perhaps after the 2019 season.  They have decent cap space after sacrificing 2018 to purge the bad contracts. 

 

I'd rather the Bills use that cap space to resign homegrown talent than use it to make splashes in free agency for unfamiliar players.  

The bottom line

 

If you want to be here next year then play your asses off and earn a new deal.   

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45 minutes ago, ShadyBillsFan said:

The bottom line

 

If you want to be here next year then play your asses off and earn a new deal.   

 

Absolutely.  That's why I don't think they deserve to be extended just yet.  The NFL is rife with 1 year wonders.  But if they put up consecutive years of production at a high level and stay healthy, they've earned an extension imo.  

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4 minutes ago, Capco said:

 

Absolutely.  That's why I don't think they deserve to be extended just yet.  The NFL is rife with 1 year wonders.  But if they put up consecutive years of production at a high level and stay healthy, they've earned an extension imo.  

 

They cannot be extended yet.

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9 minutes ago, Limeaid said:

 

They cannot be extended yet.

 

After 2019 is too early?

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3 minutes ago, Capco said:

 

After 2019 is too early?

Yes unless they are waived and no team signs them.

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1 minute ago, Limeaid said:

Yes unless they are waived and no team signs them.

 

Ah okay, for some reason I thought that only applied if they were drafted.  

 

But didn't this already happen with Foster?

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Just now, Capco said:

 

Ah okay, for some reason I thought that only applied if they were drafted.  

 

But didn't this already happen with Foster?

 

Yes but he basically signed same contract as he had prior to being waived.

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Just now, Limeaid said:

 

Yes but he basically signed same contract as he had prior to being waived.

 

Gotcha.  Thanks a bunch!

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18 minutes ago, Limeaid said:

 

Yes but he basically signed same contract as he had prior to being waived.

Both Foster and Wallace were waived and re-signed. The fact they were re-signed for similar amounts as their previous contracts is irrelevant. The CBA only considers the first contract a player signs to be their "Rookie Contract." Once they have been subject to waivers, cleared (original contract voided since they weren't claimed) and re-signed, the rule about not being able to renegotiate rookie contracts until after 3 years (2 years for undrafteds) no longer applies.

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2 hours ago, Tuco said:

the rule about not being able to renegotiate rookie contracts until after 3 years (2 years for undrafteds)

 

Assuming neither had been waived, it seems they would both be able to renegotiate after the 2019 season since 2018 was their first of 2 years.  But since both have been waived, it doesn't matter anyway.

 

Good to know.  Having a plethora of talent that your organization scouted and acquired is a good problem for Beane to have.  

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7 hours ago, Capco said:

 

Assuming neither had been waived, it seems they would both be able to renegotiate after the 2019 season since 2018 was their first of 2 years.  But since both have been waived, it doesn't matter anyway.

 

Good to know.  Having a plethora of talent that your organization scouted and acquired is a good problem for Beane to have.  

 

The Bills have additional control because they will not become UFAs they will be ERFAs after 2019 instead. Which means we get a 3rd year of them at a cheap rate.

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