Bills sign top pick Spiller after week-long holdout

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Buffalo Bills have signed their top pick from the NFL Draft, running back C.J. Spiller, after more than a week of tricky negotiations, the team said on Friday.

Spiller, the first running back selected in April's draft, came to terms with the Bills after holding out of training camp for eight days.

Financial terms of the contract were not recorded, but the Buffalo News reported the five-year deal is worth about $20.8 million in guaranteed money and a maximum of $37.5 million.

Spiller, the ninth overall draft pick, is expected to bring a jolt to an offense that was among the lowest scoring in the league last season.

He will have to battle for playing time with Fred Jackson and Marshawn Lynch, who split the starting duties last season for a Bills team that has not made the playoffs since 2000.

(Writing by Frank Pingue in Toronto; Editing by Julian Linden)