Even though NFL first-round pick signings are more than half-way completed, the news is not good regarding Buffalo Bills running back C.J. Spiller. ESPN's Adam Schefter tweets that Spiller "won't be in camp for a little while," though he does mention that he's playing a hunch.
Spiller, selected No. 9 overall, has all but been slotted to this point. No. 8 overall pick Rolando McClain signed a five-year, $40 million deal with $23 million guaranteed on Thursday. Yesterday, No. 11 overall pick Anthony Davis got a five-year, $26.5 million deal with $16 million guaranteed. Spiller will be slotted somewhere between the two (far closer to McClain than Davis), but length and salary/guarantees aren't the likely problem in terms of negotiations. Incentives, likely-to-be-earned bonuses, and other intricacies are almost certainly the cause of the delay, compounded by the fact that Spiller was the first running back selected in April.
Other reporters, including Scout.com's Adam Caplan, are tweeting that all first-round picks could realistically be signed by the middle of next week, so not everything is doom and gloom. Someday, the Bills will get a top draft pick signed and into camp on time again, and I won't have to hear Adam Schefter ask me to "hang in there" because I'm a Bills fan.