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Richie Incognito deal has affordable $3.25 million cap hit for Bills

Richie Incognito said Tuesday that he left better offers on the table to return to the Buffalo Bills on a discount. He wasn't kidding.

According to documents obtained by ESPN Stats & Information, Incognito's three-year pact with the Bills includes an affordable $3.25 million cap hit in 2016, which is a win for a team that was short on cap space entering this week.

The Bills have about $4.5 million in cap space after signing Incognito. From that amount, the team will need to pay its rookies and keep funds available for in-season signings, which will leave virtually no cap space available for free-agent signings this week unless the Bills find ways to clear some.

In addition to allowing the Bills to fit Incognito within their tight budget, the deal also affords the team flexibility if it wants to move on from the 32-year-old veteran guard after this season or after the 2017 season.

It's unusual to see a free-agent deal that includes both a low cap hit in the first year and little long-term commitment in the form of guaranteed money, making this contract a win for the Bills.

Here are the full details:

2016 SEASON

Base salary: $2 million (fully guaranteed)

Signing bonus proration: $1.15 million

Workout bonus: $100,000

Cap number: $3.25 million

2017 SEASON

Base salary: $3.175 million

Signing bonus proration: $1.15 million

Roster bonus: $500,000 (due on fifth day of league year)

Workout bonus: $100,000

Cap number: $4.925 million

2018 SEASON

Base salary: $6.325 million

Signing bonus proration: $1.15 million

Workout bonus: $100,000

Cap number: $7.575 million