The Buffalo Bills are nearing a five-year extension with wide receiver Steve Johnson, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.
According to Schefter, the deal is expected to be finalized within the next 24 hours.
A 2008 seventh-round pick out of Kentucky, Johnson had a breakout season in 2010, catching 82 passes for 1,073 yards and 10 touchdowns. The 6-foot-2, 210-pound wideout followed that up with 76 receptions for 1,004 yards and seven touchdowns in 2011.
Johnson earned $1.2 million in base salary last season, the final year of a four-year, $1.759 million rookie contract. Johnson has reportedly been seeking a contract with an average per year exceeding $8 million.
The Bills are not expected to use the franchise tag on Johnson, which would cost the team around $9.443 million in base salary for the 2012 season. The deadline fort he Bills to use the franchise tag is 4pm ET on Monday.