“Safe bet” that Spiller won’t re-sign with Bills?

WGR 550 Buffalo’s Joe Buscaglia said the “safe bet” is that pending free agent C.J. Spiller will not re-sign with the Bills next month. [B/R, Feb 20]

Spiller had recently stated publicly that while a return to Buffalo was a “possibility” but the fact was “the ball is in their court.”

Spiller’s best season in the NFL was when he played for former Bills head coach and now Jets offensive coordinator Chan Gailey.

Brian Bassett, TheJetsBlog.com

It is hard to say whether Spiller would be the best fit for new offensive coordinator Greg Roman’s under new head coach Rex Ryan.  Does Roman and the new-look Bills value what Spiller can do as much or more than the free agent market?

With more than $50 million to spend, it would seem that the Jets will make the most lucrative and compelling offer to Spiller.  Paired with Chris Ivory, the Jets might be the best and most compelling landing spot for Spiller.  Stay tuned …  

McCown agrees to deal with Browns

There’s one less quarterback available to the Jets now. Journeyman Josh McCown, who spoke with Jets GM Mike Maccagnan last week at the NFL Combine, agreed to terms with the Cleveland Browns Friday (AP, Feb. 27).

McCown, 35, spent last season with Tampa Bay, going 1-10. The Browns QB situation is muddled, with Johnny Manziel in rehab and Brian Hoyer likely to leave due to free agency.

Maccagnan tried to downplay the Jets interest in McCown last week. McCown had also been in talks with Buffalo.

Brian Bassett, TheJetsBlog.com

There’s not many options for the Jets at quarterback this offseason whether through the draft or free agency, but signing McCown would be the wrong move for the Jets.  A year removed from the magic he was able to muster in Chicago with Marc Trestman, Alshon Jeffrey, Brandon Marshall and Matt Forte proved to be a whole other thing for McCown in Tampa … in fact he reverted to the performance he had demonstrated during the rest of his career.

This is no great loss for the Jets and for the team this season.

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