Inside The Bills

Dockery’s contract didn’t fit the performance

Posted by Chris Brown on February 26, 2009 – 10:00 pm

Derrick Dockery’s contract proved to be his undoing after just two years. Getting paid an average of $7M a year with a two-time Pro Bowl tackle immediately to his left, did not make it easy for him to succeed. That being said Dockery’s play was inconsistent, particularly in 2008.

The guy was a hard worker, often staying late after practice, but it just never translated to the field.

Whether the Bills choose to address the Jason Peters contract situation remains to be seen. It likely won’t happen in the short term with free agency on the horizon and more needs to fill with the release of Dockery and Robert Royal.

It’s crazy to think that right now the only returning interior lineman under contract right now is Brad Butler.  The Bills likely have to invest in more talent at those positions before renegotiating with Peters.


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