Vic Carucci of The Buffalo News is reporting that the Buffalo Bills and free agent quarterback Josh McCown are working on a contract, and that a deal "could be wrapped up by Friday." The report does not, however, specify whether or not McCown prefers the Bills among the teams he has visited, or if other teams are in on the bidding, too.
McCown, 35, made a free agent visit with the Bills last Monday, February 16, and has since spent time with at least two more teams: the Chicago Bears and the Cleveland Browns. He was released by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on February 11 after spending one year as the team's starter.
The Bills' new coaching staff, led in this case by head coach Rex Ryan and offensive coordinator Greg Roman, is interested in adding competition to the team's quarterback position, where only third-year, former Round 1 pick EJ Manuel has any upside as a starter. Without prohibiting the Bills from doing more to address the position, McCown is experienced and productive enough to challenge Manuel for the starting job in the 2015 season.
Time will tell if the Bills can land McCown, or if they'll have to look elsewhere. But from the sounds of it, there will be a resolution on McCown's 2015 team fairly soon.