Inside The Bills

Bills in touch with Nelson’s agent

Posted by Chris Brown on February 23, 2013 – 4:05 pm

Bills GM Buddy Nix said at the NFL Combine that they had been in touch with the agent for receiver David Nelson.

“To be honest we’ve talked to David and his agent briefly, but we will follow-up on it before free agency starts,” Nix told reporters.

As a restricted free agent the Bills can tender Nelson a qualifying offer and retain the right of first refusal. That means should another NFL club sign Nelson to an offer sheet the Bills would have the right to match the offer. Buffalo has until March 12th to tender Nelson.  

Yahoo Sports reported Friday that the Bills would not tender Nelson. Another option is signing Nelson to a multi-year contract extension and avoid the restricted free agent process completely.

Nelson missed the last 15 games of the season after tearing his ACL in the season opener against the Jets. He was the team’s second leading receiver in 2011 with 61 receptions.

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