We're less than a week away from the start of Buffalo Bills training camp, and two rookies - first-rounder C.J. Spiller and second-rounder Torell Troup - remain unsigned. According to Patrick Moran of BuffaloSportsDaily.com, however, that number could be whittling down to one very soon.
Moran tweets that yesterday's decision by the team to place tight end Joe Klopfenstein on Injured Reserve was done to make room on the roster for Troup's "imminent signing." His quote in full:
Was just told the #Bills putting Klopfenstein on IR is to make room for the imminent signing of Torell Troup soon.
On Wednesday, we took a look at the unsigned rookies surrounding the Spiller and Troup picks; two days later, the closest pick to Troup to have signed remains No. 35 overall pick DT Brian Price, who signed earlier this week. (Troup was selected No. 41 overall.) Getting Troup done, at least, would demonstrate the type of proactive approach to getting these signings done some Bills fans pine for daily.
Meanwhile, as Ron From NM brought up last night, the first first-round pick has signed, with Dallas inking Dez Bryant (No. 24 overall, 15 spots behind Spiller) to a five-year deal. Spiller's signing still seems a ways off, but getting a first-rounder to sign on the dotted line this early is only encouraging as negotiations continue.