Breaking down Keith Rivers' deal

March, 14, 2014
Mar 14
12:22
PM ET
Changes are in store for the Buffalo Bills at linebacker.

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General manager Doug Whaley said Friday that Kiko Alonso will move to outside linebacker, potentially starting alongside Keith Rivers.

Whaley noted that Rivers will "compete" for a starting role, which is probably a good thing for the Bills. Although Rivers is a first-round pick, he never caught on with the New York Giants after being acquired in a trade two years ago.

Rivers has battled injuries throughout his career but is a low-cost option for the Bills at strongside linebacker.

Here is a look at Rivers' contract:

Signing bonus: $1 million

2014 season:
Base salary: $1.25 million
Workout bonus: $100,000
Cap number: $1.85 million

2015 season:
Base salary: $1.6 million
Workout bonus: $100,000
Cap number: $2.2 million

Mike Rodak

ESPN Buffalo Bills reporter

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