Bills to dump Bledsoe?

Toronto Sun staff

, Last Updated: 9:24 AM ET

The Drew Bledsoe era in Buffalo appears to be over.

A story in yesterday's editions of The Buffalo News said the National Football League team was likely to release the veteran quarterback before March 2, when the NFL's salary cap for 2005 takes effect.

According to several league sources, the Bills want to hand J.P. Losman, their first-round pick in 2004, the starting QB job. Bledsoe, 33, would not be interested in the backup role, two sources close to him were reported to have said.

Bledsoe is to make $3.3 million U.S. in base salary this year, with a $1.05-million bonus kicking in if he is on the roster in March. The Bills would save $2.2 million in salary cap space, but Bledsoe still would count for $4.3 million toward the cap because of bonuses he is owed by the Bills.

The Buffalo News also reported that Eric Moulds has agreed to a reworked deal that, combined with the savings on Bledsoe's contract, would save the Bills up to $14 million toward the cap.


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