Buffalo Bills contract talks with Marcell Dareus at a standstill
Negotiations have reached a standstill in the Buffalo Bills’ bid to sign defensive tackle Marcell Dareus to a long-term contract, two people familiar with the talks told The Associated Press on Thursday. Or course, the sources anonymous because the negotiations are private.
They are claiming that there have been no exchanging of offers in a few weeks. The Bills had hoped to get a deal done before the season opener, but that was not a significant deadline.
Dareus will make just over $8 million in the final year of his contract this season. Bills general manager Doug Whaley had no update on the talks, but added “these take time.”
The Bills have already committed a large portion of their payroll toward the defensive line. Defensive end Mario Williams is set to make a $12.1 million base salary this season — the fourth of the player’s six-year, $100 million deal. In March, the Bills re-signed defensive end/linebacker Jerry Hughes to a five-year, $45 million contract.