Bills rookie running back C.J. Spiller says he’s not in a hurry to get his contract signed, even if that means he won’t be there on the first day of training camp.
“I let my agent handle all of that,” Spiller told Clifton Brown of Sporting News. “We’re not going to rush. We’re going to make sure we cross our T’s and dot our I’s, however long the process takes. I just have to be patient.”
Spiller says that if he does hold out, his veteran teammates won’t begrudge the decision.
“I can’t get antsy about the situation,” Spiller said. “I’ve talked to a lot of veteran guys. My teammates aren’t concerned about me holding out. They know that I want to be there, but at the end of the day it’s a business. You have to do what’s best for your family. It was good to get that support from veteran guys already — before negotiations have heated up.”
So if Spiller thinks the contract offer he gets from the Bills isn’t what’s best for his family, he’s ready to hold out until the offer he gets is what’s best for his family.
Maybe those comments will make the Bills rush to give Spiller the offer he wants.