Bills agree to terms with wide receiver Isaiah McKenzie

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The Buffalo Bills have agreed to terms with wide receiver Isaiah McKenzie on a one-year deal, the team announced on Tuesday.

The @buffalobills have agreed to terms with Isaiah McKenzie on a one-year contract. pic.twitter.com/AwYwLFVQhK

— Buffalo Bills PR (@BuffaloBillsPR) March 24, 2020

McKenzie was scheduled to become a restricted free agent last week, but to retain his rights in that scenario, the Bills would have had to pay him at least $2.133 million, the lowest tender possible. That would have also allowed them the right to match any offers from another club or receieve a fifth round pick in return. By not tendering him a qualifying offer, McKenzie became an unrestricted free agent, able to sign with any club with no compensation for the Bills. It also allowed the team to re-sign him at a lower, negotiated price.  Terms of the new deal were not disclosed.

McKenzie’s 27 catches for 254 yards was third most for any wide receiver on the team in 2019. He was also used on several jet sweeps, totaling eight carries for 49 yards. He entered the league as a fifth round pick out of Georgia by the Denver Broncos in 2017, then claimed off waivers by the Bills in November of 2018.

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