GM Doug Whaley Speaks on Spiller and Hughes

In an interview with WGR550, Bills GM Doug Whaley discussed C.J. Spiller and Jerry Hughes. Spiller has voided the final year in his contract and will hit the free agent market. As for Jerry Hughes, Buffalo has exchanged offers with Hughes' representatives.

Buffalo Bills GM Doug Whaley appeared on WGR550 on Thursday and commented on free agents to be C.J. Spiller and Jerry Hughes.

Whaley mentioned that Spiller had officially voided his contract for 2015. Spiller had a player option that would have paid him a base salary of $2,196,663 and a little over two million dollars more in bonuses. The running back will hit free agency on March 10.

Spiller has already been linked to the New York Jets. Chan Gailey is New York's offensive coordinator and a coach that utilized Spiller well in 2012 as a runner and receiver.

The biggest free agent the Bills may lose is Jerry Hughes. Whaley mentioned that Buffalo is working "very hard" to resign the versatile pass rusher. Whaley said the Bills and Hughes' representatives have already exchanged offers.

In two seasons with the Bills, Hughes has 20 total sacks. He proved to be a disruptive force as an OLB in 2013 under Mike Pettine and was just as successful as a defensive end in 2014 under Jim Schwartz. Hughes won't come cheap, but Rex Ryan would certainly find ways to utilize Hughes' talents.


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