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Report: Bills on the verge of signing Johnson

---The Stevie Johnson contract saga appears close to coming to an end.

The Bills and Johnson are on the verge of a five-year contract that is likely to be completed in the next 24 hours, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

The two sides spent much of Sunday negotiating and are aiming to wrap up the deal today, the source told Schefter.

During the NFL Combine, Johnson's agent, C.J. LaBoy, told the Buffalo News and negotiations were going well.

"We had a very productive meeting," Johnson's agent, C.J. LaBoy, told Mark Gaughan. "I'm very optimistic. I'm looking forward to continue talking."

Johnson, who posted his second straight 1,000-yard receiving season in 2011, is due to hit the free-agent market on March 13. The BIlls have been in negotiations for months in an effort to keep him in the fold. LaBoy met with Jim Overdorf, Bills senior vice president of football administration, during the NFL Scouting Combine, which was held at Lucas Oil Stadium.

---Rodney McKissic


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