Report: Stevie Johnson, Bills 'Far Apart' In Contract Negotiations
Stevie Johnson and the Buffalo Bills are still "far apart" in contract talks, according to the Associated Press.
The two sides exchanged offers last week and agreed to meet this coming week at the NFL combine in Indianapolis. The 25-year-old wide receiver made just $1.2 million this past season; a local radio station in Buffalo reported in December that Johnson was asking for a massive raise to $7.5 million per year.
Johnson has topped the 1,000-yard mark in each of the last two seasons and appears headed for a raise. The Bills have a policy against discussing contract talks, but GM Buddy Nix has said publicly that he would like to re-sign Johnson. NFL teams become eligible to retain free agents via the franchise tag starting tomorrow, but a source told the AP today that Johnson doesn't expect the Bills to franchise him.