Inside The Bills

Bills have 5th highest rookie pool figure

Posted by Chris Brown on April 29, 2009 – 2:15 pm

With a pair of first round picks and 8 picks total, it’s anything but surprising that the Bills have the fifth highest rookie pool figure at $5.94M. The only teams ahead of them are the following.

1. Detroit – $8.07M
2. Denver – $7.11M
3. Cincinnati – $6.63M
4. New England – $6.03M

Detroit had two first-round picks like the Bills including the 1st overall. Denver also had 2 firsts and 3 second rounders.

The Bengals had 11 total picks and the Pats had 12 total picks including four second rounders.

The rookie pool is basically a cap within a cap. It’s the limit that NFL teams can spend on their rookies in the first year of their contracts (2009).


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