The Buffalo Bills are getting closer to trading linebacker Takeo Spikes, The Buffalo News has learned.
Trade negotiations gained steam Friday and Saturday, and a deal might be consummated within the next day, a league source told The News.
Numerous teams reportedly were interested in acquiring the 30-year-old former Pro Bowler, but which one ultimately would win his services still was not known Saturday night. Spikes is entering what likely would be the final year of his contract with the Bills, and a trade may involve Spikes agreeing to a new contract with his new team. The Bills have an option to pick up the last year of Spikesí contract, in 2008.