The Patriots have lost running back Shane Vereen to the Giants. To replace him, they possibly will further advance the cross-pollination of the AFC East.
Per multiple reports, the Patriots have inquired about former Bills running back C.J. Spiller.
Jeff Howe of the Boston Herald says that the interest is not considered to be serious at this time. And that likely has something to do with Spiller’s desire for a bigger role — and the bigger payday that would go along with it.
That’s the lingering dilemma with Spiller. His role will dictate the size of his contract. If the Patriots envision him as a complement to LeGarrette Blount, Spiller’s compensation will reflect that.
Spiller continues to be patient while waiting for DeMarco Murray to sign a contract. If Murray leaves Dallas, Spiller could be an option there.
He also has been tied to the Jets, given the presence of former Bills coach Chan Gailey. But Gailey didn’t use Spiller as a workhorse, either.