INDIANAPOLIS -- When Buffalo Bills coach Sean McDermott meets with reporters Wednesday morning at the NFL Scouting Combine, he isn't expected to reveal that the club has made a decision on whether to pick up the option on Tyrod Taylor's contract.
The Bills have until March 11 to determine whether they want to commit to $30.75 million in guaranteed money by retaining the quarterback or allow him to become a free agent.
McDermott is scheduled to meet with the media for the first time since Jan. 13, when he was introduced as the Bills' head coach.
According to a source familiar with the situation, the main reason the Bills have yet to make any move regarding Taylor is their reluctance to be on the hook for what they deem a substantial payout after an unspectacular second season by Taylor as the team's starter.
Getting Taylor agree to a pay cut does not appear to be an option, based on the sentiment his camp has maintained since the start of the offseason.
The Bills appear to be looking to buy as much time as they can before making a decision, although giving him what he is owed under the terms of his current deal is looking less likely by the day.