- John Clayton, NFL senior writer
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Talks between the Bills and two teams are heating up to a point that an Eric Moulds trade could happen as early as Thursday.
The Texans and Eagles appear to have the lead and both teams are expecting quick decisions.
Bills general manager Marv Levy has talked with Moulds and even though he wants him to take a pay cut and stay, he's willing to part ways with the wide receiver in a trade.
Moulds will have to restructure his contract for the new teams and that doesn't appear to be a problem. He will probably make about $8 million over the first two years of a new deal, similar to what Keyshawn Johnson received from the Carolina Panthers.
Moulds, a 10-year veteran and the Bills' senior player, has two
years left on his contract, but was scheduled to count about $10.8
million against the salary cap next year. The Bills deem that
figure too expensive but have failed in their bid to have the
receiver restructure his contract.
Moulds, who is scheduled to make $7.1 million next season, has
rejected the Bills' demands, believing there are other teams
willing to match the salary. Buffalo would save about $5.5 million in salary cap space by
Moulds was Buffalo's first-round pick in the 1996 draft and has
been a full-time starter since his third season. In 154 games, he
has 675 catches for 9,096 yards and 48 touchdowns. Only Andre Reed
has more catches (941) and yards (13,095) among Bills receivers.
John Clayton is a senior NFL writer for ESPN.com. Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.