McDermott: Bills weighing Pats' offer sheet to Gillislee


Now that the Patriots have signed restricted free agent Mike Gillislee to an offer sheet, the ball is in the Bills' court.

Will Buffalo match the two-year, $6.4 million deal for a backup running back?

"Mike's a good player," coach Sean McDermott said Thursday, via the team's official website. "We're in the process of evaluating the offer sheet and we'll have a decision in a few days."

The initial indication out of Buffalo, per the Boston Herald, is that the Bills don't believe they will match the offer.

NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport noted Tuesday that New England structured the offer in a way that makes it "far-fetched" for Buffalo to match given salary-cap implications.

The Bills have until Monday to make a final decision on Gillislee's future.