Bills TE Mike Caussin didn’t play a down for the team last year as he was slow to recover from a torn ACL at the end of the previous season, but his contract has been tolled by the club meaning he’ll be back on the roster for 2013.
Caussin spent the 2012 season on Reserve PUP so the final year of his contract was effectively put on hold or “tolled.” He was to be an exclusive rights free agent this offseason, but because the final year of his contract was never exercised with him on Reserve PUP, the Bills simply had to agree to toll the contract thereby re-enacting the final year of his deal in 2013.
In essence Reserve/PUP put his contract on hold for a year. So now Caussin will enter the final year of his current deal in 2013 and if he makes the team and gets credit for an accrued season he’ll be a restricted free agent at this time next year.
Tags: Mike Caussin, NFL free agency
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