Bills quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick, Panthers linebacker James Anderson and Raiders safety Michael Huff were waived as if they were released after June 1, which allows a team to place remaining salary cap proration into the next season. The collective bargaining agreement gives the team the ability to make such a cap move.
Had those three players just been outright terminated, none of the teams would have saved much under the cap. With this move, the Bills will end up saving $7.45 million for Fitzpatrick, the Panthers $3 million on Anderson and the Raiders $8 million on Huff. Next year, though, the Bills will take a $7 million cap hit on Fitzpatrick, the Panthers $2.8 million on Anderson and the Raiders $6.208 million on Huff.