Originally written on The Penalty Flag  |  Last updated 11/21/11
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Just in case the Buffalo Bills are regretting the decision to give quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick a six-year, $59 million deal they can walk away from nearly $49 million of it after the end of this season. According to Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk , p er a league source, the Bills could trade or cut Fitzpatrick before the seventh day of the 2012 league year and owe him nothing further than the $3.22 million base salary he was already due to earn in 2011 and the $10 million signing bonus he was paid upon inking the new deal last month. On the seventh day of the 2012 league year, the Bills owe Fitzpatrick a $5 million option bonus.  If they don’t exercise the option, Fitzpatrick’s base salary for 2012 would increase from $2.8 million to $7.8 million, and it would be fully guaranteed for injury only. In 2013, Fitzpatrick has a $3 million roster bonus, which also is guaranteed for injury only, along with a base salary of $4.25 million, $3.2 million of which is guaranteed for injury only. In 2014, there’s another $3 million roster bonus (non-guaranteed) and a non-guaranteed base salary of $4.35 million. For 2015, 2016, [...]
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