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Talks End for Now Between Walker and the Bills

The Bills and defensive tackle Darwin Walker have halted talks, and there is a good chance that he may become a free agent before ever playing a game in Buffalo. Walker came to the Bills via trade when the Eagles sent him to Buffalo in part of a deal that included the Eagles getting linebacker Takeo Spikes. Walker has not reported to the Bills, and wants a new deal in place before he does. He does have two years left on his current contract.

“Whether we’re don talking, I don’t want to go that far,” Walker’s agent Albert Irby said to the AP. “I’ve got to hope they change their mind, because I can tell you we’re not changing ours.” If Walker ends up not reporting by August 5th, Buffalo does have a clause in the trade contract with the Eagles that he would be returned to Philly and the Bills would get a sixth-round pick in the 2008 draft from the Eagles.

Marv Levy, Bills GM, has already stated that the team is ready to continue without the services of Walker, who was offered a one-year deal worth $1.3 million. That’s the amount that he was to be paid this season in Philly. The last five years Walker has 26.5 sacks, and would be a solid fit with a Bills defense that is somewhat young and is the weak point of their team.

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