The Buffalo Bills' bid to extend their series of playing regular-season games in Toronto could take a big step forward before the end of the month, barring a setback in negotiations.
League spokesman Michael Signora wrote in an email on Tuesday that the Toronto series will be on the NFL International Committee's agenda for its next meeting. The meeting is scheduled to take place this month, but no date has been set.
In March, NFL owners voted to give the committee authority to make decisions regarding the series, which began five years ago.
Though Signora declined to discuss the status of talks between the Bills and Toronto-based Rogers Communications, the two sides have previously expressed optimism that a new deal will be reached to extend the series before it expires after this season.
Rogers Media president Keith Pelley maintained that optimism in a statement the company released on Tuesday.
''Discussions are ongoing with the Buffalo Bills about extending the Bills Toronto ...