NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Thursday on NFL Up To The Minute Live that the Bills are not planning to cut Taylor.
“At this point, it doesn’t seem like they’re going to cut him without knowing who his replacement will be,” NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport said. “The Bills are OK with paying a $6 million roster bonus to keep him on the roster.”
Taylor threw for 2,799 yards while completing 62.6 percent of his passes last season with just four interceptions, but he only threw 14 touchdowns and was briefly benched during the year.
In February, Taylor said he wanted to remain the Bills’ starting quarterback, but he was not interested in taking a pay cut. Taylor is due a $6 million roster bonus on the third day of the new league year to go along with a $10 million base salary in 2018.
The Bills could keep Taylor on the roster for insurance and then move him before training camp. Trading for Nick Foles could be an option, or signing Case Keenum.
Buffalo also has two first-round picks and two second-round picks, meaning they should have plenty of options on draft day to obtain a QB.