Last week, Buffalo Bills general manager Doug Whaley told reporters that his team was interested in re-signing free agent running back C.J. Spiller, but that a substantial gap existed between the team and the player that needed to be worked on.
In a Tuesday morning interview with SiriusXM NFL Radio, Spiller didn't do much to dispel the notion that he and the Bills are not close to agreeing on his worth with free agency looming. He did, however, say that his preference is to remain in Buffalo.
"There’s still a possibility that I could be in a Bills uniform," Spiller said on Tuesday. "We never know how this thing is going to play out. The organization knows I want to be there, so pretty much the ball is in their court."
"At the same time," Spiller continued, "we’re going to weigh all of our options and see what best suits me. The biggest thing is, you want to go somewhere where you’re wanted. That’s the biggest thing. That’s pretty much how I’m approaching this thing, and I’m looking forward to it."
Spiller was also asked about what he was looking for in his next team, and the sixth-year pro placed the ability to play for a consistent contender high on his list of priorities.
"You’ve got to go to a place that fits your style of play. You’ve got to be comfortable with the offensive coordinator. You want to have a great quarterback, (but) only certain teams have that. You want to be in a good situation," Spiller said. "You want to compete for championships. At the end of the day, that’s what it’s all about. Obviously, I’ve been in the NFL for five years now, and we haven’t been fortunate enough to reach the playoffs. That’s really high on my list: having a chance to get to the postseason and experience that, and having a chance to hoist that Lombardi Trophy."
Spiller, who will turn 28 in August, has run for 3,321 yards, added 1,195 receiving yards, and scored 20 total touchdowns in his five seasons with the Bills.