Or should I say, former watch for Asante Samuels as he was recently franchised by the New England Patriots:
So does that mean Clements becomes a marked man in Washington by default? Perhaps, and even moreso now that the Bills are clearly going to let him walk:
Following meetings with team owner Ralph Wilson earlier this week, general manager Marv Levy said that the Bills have budgeted about $30 million to spend on acquiring players when the NFL's free agency period opens March 2.
Under league rules, teams are allowed to spread guaranteed signing bonuses over the duration of a contract to reduce the cap hit. The Bills, however, count bonuses as dollars spent for that season no matter the contract's length.
"I don't think we're going to, quote, 'mortgage the future,' type of thing," Levy said. "That's the decision that was made."