Buffalo Bills running back C.J. Spiller will be a free agent next month, but hasn’t ruled out a return to Buffalo yet. During an appearance on Sirius XM radio on Tuesday, Spiller said there is “a possibility [he] could be in a Bills uniform” next year, despite reports that the two sides remain far apart in contract talks. He seemed to put the onus on the organization Ndamukong Suh Authentic Womens Jersey to get a deal done, noting that “the ball is in their court” and that he prefers to stay in Buffalo.
The 27-year-old is coming off an injury-plagued 2014 campaign during which he missed nearly half the season due to a broken collarbone, and was largely ineffective when he did get on the field. The 2010 first-round pick rushed for 300 yards on 78 carries — averaging a career-low 3.8 yards per rush — and scored just two touchdowns in nine games. Spiller earned a base salary of $3.5 million last year in the final season of his rookie deal.
One of the few weakness of the NFC North champion Green Bay Packers this past season — and one that ultimately cost them a trip to the Super Bowl — was the mediocre play of their special teams unit, which ranked 30th in Pro Football Focus’ ratings. It ultimately cost special teams coordinator Shawn Slocum his job, and resulted in the hiring of Ron Zook to fill the position.
The team isn’t done making changes to its special teams, however. Head coach Mike McCarthy told ESPN.com’s Rob Demovsky that they “need to adjust [their] special teams philosophy” heading into next season. McCarthy specifically mentioned the need to use more starters and veterans on the coverage units.
Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Torrey Smith will likely be one of the more Neville Hewitt Authentic Womens Jersey coveted wideouts on the market this winter, and should command a lucrative contract in free agency. This will probably make it difficult for Baltimore to retain Smith, a sentiment that was echoed by Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti at a press conference on Tuesday.
Bisciotti reiterated that the organization has to formulate its spending philosophy within the constraints of the salary cap, and that it cannot engage in high-priced bidding wars for free agents. Per Pro Football Talk’s Mike Wilkening, he told reporters that “we’ve got to find a number, and some of the numbers that are thrown out there, quite frankly, we can’t match.”