Found October 20, 2011 on GridironFans.com:
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Even in a bye week, the Buffalo Bills have hit the pause button on contract talks with Ryan Fitzpatrick but sources say he could be soon saying hello to a new contract that will secure him as the team's starting quarterback beyond 2011. The two sides made enough progress the previous two weeks on a new contract that sources believe a new deal valued among the "second-tier" starting NFL quarterbacks that would average between $9 million and $12 million is within reach when the team regroups next week. The team and player would like to secure a new deal by the time the Bills take the field Week 8 against the Washington Redskins, sources said. Fitzpatrick, in the final season of a three-year deal worth $6.9 million he signed as a backup, is scheduled to be a free agent after 2011. In leading the Bills to their unexpected fast start, Fitzpatrick has completed 66 percent of his passes for 1,477 yards, 12 touchdowns and six interceptions.

Source: ESPN
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