Los Angeles Rams Tight End Restructures Contract, Clears Cap Space

The Los Angeles Rams have given themselves a little bit more room to breathe ahead of the 2022 NFL Season. ESPN's Field Yates announced the team has restructured the contract of tight end Tyler Higbee:
The move clears $3.8 million in cap space for the Rams and narrowly slips them underneath the $208.2 million limit, according to overthecap.com. Due to the void years, the move only adds $950,000 to Higbee's 2023 cap number but increases his potential dead money next year to $5.225 million should he be cut or traded.
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Since being taken 110th overall in the 2016 NFL Draft, Higbee has spent the entirety of his six-year career with the Rams, appearing in 93 of a possible 97 games. One of the few remaining pieces from the Jeff Fischer years, Higbee has proven a consistent veteran for the Rams, hauling in at least 500 receiving yards in each of the past three seasons. He's the ideal type of player for a contract restructure; still only 29, his reliability and endurance all but assure the team will be happy to roster him in 2023 and beyond.

The Los Angeles will host the Buffalo Bills in the season opener this Thursday on NBC's NFL Kickoff. 

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