Negotiations Ongoing With Backus

–Left tackle Jeff Backus’ agent Pat Dye said he had a productive meeting with general manager Martin Mayhew and president Tom Lewand at the Combine.

“We had a positive discussion,” he said. “We’ll probably be reconvening here in the near future and we’ll see where it goes.”

Backus has started a franchise record 176 straight games, but he will be 34 next season and is coming off a year where he tore a chest muscle before camp and tore his biceps in the playoff loss to New Orleans.

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