Lynch has not taken part in the Bills' offseason program as he protests the team's decision not to trade him, according to sources. The Bills could have received at least a fourth-round pick for Lynch during the draft, league sources said, and Seattle has made Buffalo well aware of its interest and willingness to trade a pick in that range. The Bills, however, asked for much more than that during the draft.
Lynch has had off-field issues in Buffalo and has yet to spend any real time around new coach Chan Gailey. Gailey is determined to show players he's in charge, given the sense that former coach Dick Jauron may have been too accommodating for players. Lynch has been the first test-case of Gailey's philosophy.
That said, keeping an unhappy reserve running back around might not ultimately make sense, particularly after Buffalo took Spiller ninth overall in April's draft.