April 13, 2024
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NFL defensive finish Leonard Floyd lately wrapped up a powerful season with the Buffalo Payments and turns into a free agent in March. 

Floyd might be open to returning to the Payments, however he instructed he’s getting into free company with a business-minded strategy. 

The 31-year-old move rusher’s main focus is cash. 

“For me, I’m all the time going the place the cash goes. I’d fairly be right here, however it’s what it’s. It’s a enterprise. I’m gonna go wherever my agent appears like we get probably the most cash from,” Floyd stated, by way of the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle.

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Leonard Floyd of the Buffalo Payments throughout pregame warmups earlier than a sport towards the Kansas Metropolis Chiefs at GEHA Area at Arrowhead Stadium Dec. 10, 2023, in Kansas Metropolis, Mo.  (Ryan Kang/Getty Pictures)

The Payments may have wage cap constraints this offseason, so it might be tough for the group to retain Floyd.

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In 2021, Payments star quarterback Josh Allen signed a six-year contract extension price as much as $258 million. Allen’s wage cap hit is projected to balloon to an estimated $47 million for the 2024 season.

Star large receiver Stefon Diggs and edge rusher Von Miller are additionally anticipated to hold vital wage cap hits subsequent season.

New York Jets quarterback Aaron Rodgers (8) is injured whereas being sacked by Buffalo Payments defensive finish Leonard Floyd (56) in the course of the first half at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., Sept. 11, 2023. (Vincent Carchietta/USA At the moment Sports activities)

The Payments are projected to be greater than $50 million over the NFL wage cap for 2024, in line with Over the Cap.

Floyd was the ninth total choice within the 2016 NFL Draft. He spent the primary 4 years of his NFL profession with the Chicago Bears earlier than being launched after the 2019 season.

He landed with the Los Angeles Rams for the 2020 season. The previous Georgia Bulldogs star then signed a multi-year extension and was a member of Los Angeles’s Tremendous Bowl-winning group. 

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Floyd appeared in 17 video games with the Payments in 2023, ending with 10½ sacks.

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