Orchard Park (WKBW.com) It was a feel good Monday at One Bills Drive. The team spent the day enjoying the win over the Cleveland Browns and received some good news concerning the shoulder injury to running back C.J. Spiller.
"Maybe not as bad as originally thought", said Bills Head Coach Chan Gailey. Spiller suffered a sprained shoulder in the first quarter of the win in Cleveland and missed the rest of the game. It's unlikely, but that could be the only time he misses. "Not going to completely rule him out this week, but I think its more of a chance that he will not (play) then he will", said Gailey.
Spiller was a guest on the "Fred Jackson Show" on WBBZ-TV on Monday where he spoke to reporters afterwards. "The goal is to try and get back on the field Sunday", said Spiller "It's a big game (Patriots), a divisional game. I definitely want to try and get out there, but at the same time we have to be smart."
The Bills may have the luxury of waiting on Spiller because it appears that Fred Jackson is closing in on a return. The running back, who suffered a sprained knee in the opener against New York, said on Monday he hopes to be ready to go against the New England Patriots.
"From my point of view, I'm giving myself a 70-to-75 percent chance.", said Jackson. "I just feel it is a game we need to go out and play well. I need to be out there I think to play. I think that I will have that opportunity to get out there if I keep working and those guys keep doing the tremendous job they are doing. I will get out there.", Jackson continued.
"That would be great news for us", said Ryan Fitzpatrick. "We know Fred and the competitor he is. If they allow him to go, you know he is going to go."
Jackson is expected to take part in practice in some form when the team returns to workouts on Wednesday.