UPDATED: According to a report from Mike Rodak, an ESPN reporter for the Buffalo Bills, T.J. Yeldon’s contract is worth $3.2 million for two years with $500,000 guaranteed.
News came on Thursday morning, prior to the first-round of the 2019 NFL Draft.
T.J. Yeldon’s two-year deal with the Bills is worth $3.2M with $500,000 guaranteed:
Signing bonus: $500,000
2019: $1M base salary (non-guaranteed), $50,000 workout bonus; cap $1.3M
2020: $1.4M base salary (non-gtd), $150,000 roster bonus, $100,000 workout bonus; cap $1.9M
— Mike Rodak (@mikerodak) April 25, 2019
T.J. Yeldon remains in the AFC, but he’s found a new home.
The former University of Alabama running back signed with the Buffalo Bills on Monday, according to a report from Adam Schefter of ESPN. With him citing sources, the Bills have agreed on a two-year contract for Yeldon – bringing him over from the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Bills are signing former Jaguars’ RB T.J. Yeldon to a two-year contract, per league source.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 22, 2019
Prior to him being taken in the second-round of the 2015 NFL Draft, the native of Daphne, Ala., was a star for the Crimson Tide from 2012 to 2014. He totaled back-to-back 1,000-yard rushing seasons in 2012 and 2013, while ending his career being fifth all-time in yards with 3,322.
Yeldon tied the freshman mark in touchdowns (12) in 2012 and tallied 37 in three years, placing him fourth all-time in school history. He was a critical part of two Southeastern Conference Championships and a BCS National Championship during the 2012 season.
The former five-star was a first-team All-SEC selection in 2013 and with wide receiver Robert Foster – another former Tide standout – in place at Buffalo, the franchise gets its second major star in Yeldon.
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