Inside The Bills

LaCanfora says Stevie, Fred after Fitz

Posted by Chris Brown on October 24, 2011 – 8:29 am

NFL Network reporter Jason LaCanfora was pretty detailed in his description of negotiations on an extension for Bills QB Ryan Fitzpatrick this weekend, and indicated that once his deal is done that Stevie Johnson and Fred Jackson are next.

Here’s what he said on the NFL Gameday show.

“It’s pretty close,” said LaCanfora on an extension deal for Fitzpatrick. “It could well be before he plays his next game. He’s going to make around $10 million a year. They’ve made a lot of progress on this the last two weeks and no surprise here, things really kicked into overdrive when he beat the Patriots. That kind of got negotiations going again and they’ve been on a steady upward slant since then. Guaranteed money is still a little bit of a hold up, but the expectation on both sides was to get this done during the bye week. The Bills closed for business over the weekend, gave everyone a break, but they’ll pick it up again early  this week and we could very well have this put to bed before next Sunday, which means Fred Jackson and Stevie Johnson then are back on the table. Those two were taken off the table until they got the quarterback done.”


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