The Buffalo Bills want to keep wide receiver Stevie Johnson, but they will not use the franchise tag in order to do it.
The Buffalo News reports that the Bills won't place the $9.6 million franchise tag on their star receiver, who can become an unrestricted free agent if the team doesn't work out a long-term deal by March 13.
The Bills and Johnson's agent, C.J. Laboy, have been talking, but a source told the paper that at no time during talks has mention of the franchise tag come up.
Terry McCormick covers the Titans for TitanInsider.com
Check out our partners at TiqIQ for the best deals on all games on the 2014 NFL schedule.
OCT 20 National Football Post
Our Introduction to Scouting students break down the Wisconsin Running Back
OCT 18 Joel Corry
Seattle shipped the wide receiver to the Jets in a surprising move on Friday.
OCT 14 Jesse Lawrence
Jesse Lawrence of TiqIQ looks at the week's hot tickets