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Mar 14 2015 - RB C.J. Spiller left the Bills for the Saints Friday (March 13), agreeing to terms on a four-year, $18 million contract worth $18 million that includes a $5 million signing bonus and $9 million guaranteed.
Spiller, 5-11, 200 pounds, is a five-year NFL veteran who was the ninth pick in the 2010 NFL Draft by the Buffalo Bills out of Clemson. In five seasons in Buffalo, Spiller appeared in 70 games with 36 starts and carried 668 times for 3,321 yards (5.0 avg.) with 12 touchdowns. He caught 158 passes for 1,195 yards with six touchdowns. On special teams, Spiller returned 16 punts for 302 yards (12.1 avg.) and has brought back 60 kickoffs for 1,463 yards (24.4 avg.) with two touchdowns.
In 2014, Spiller appeared in nine games with five starts for the Bills and carried 78 times for 300 yards, caught 19 passes for 125 yards with one touchdown and brought back 10 kickoffs for 306 yards (30.6 avg.) with one touchdown. He was sidelined for seven games with a collarbone injury.
Spiller, a native of Lake Butler, Fla., enjoyed a breakout campaign in 2012 when he played in all 16 games with nine starts and carried 207 times for 1,244 yards (6.0 avg.) with six touchdowns and also tallied 459 receiving yards on 43 catches with two scoring grabs. He finished third in the NFL in yards per carry, sixth in total yards from scrimmage (1,703) and eighth in rushing yards and was selected to the Pro Bowl.
Mar 4 2015 - RB C.J. Spiller never really fulfilled his promise as the No. 9 pick of the 2010 draft. Spiller rushed for 3,321 yards (5.0 per carry) and 12 touchdowns and caught 158 passes for 1,195 yards and six TDs. He struggled mightily running between the tackles, and his penchant to bounce everything outside hurt him. Also, he was somewhat of a disappointment in the passing game, and his inability to pass block cost him vast playing time. However, he is tremendously talented and could flourish in the right system.
Dec 29 2014 - RB C.J. Spiller touched the ball only six times and managed 19 yards. He finished with 300 yards rushing and 125 yards receiving.
Dec 22 2014 - RB C.J. Spiller returned after a seven-week layoff and had a miserable game. He carried four times for minus-4 yards, and caught four passes for 14 yards.
Dec 21 2014 - RB C.J. Spiller returned to action Sunday against Oakland after missing seven games with a broken clavicle. Spiller, who had been on the injured reserve/designated for return list, carried four times for minus-four yards. He fumbled once but landed on the ball, avoiding a turnover.
Dec 20 2014 - RB C.J. Spiller was activated from injured reserve Friday and is expected to play against the Oakland Raiders.
Dec 19 2014 - RB C.J. Spiller was activated from the injured reserve/designated for return list on Friday (Dec. 19). Spiller is listed as probable and expected to play against the Raiders in Oakland on Sunday.
The 27-year-old Spiller has missed the last seven games with a broken clavicle. He was a limited participant in each practice this week.
Spiller has been on the injured reserve/designated to return list since breaking his collarbone Oct. 19 against the Minnesota Vikings.
Spiller has rushed for 287 yards on 69 carries and caught 14 passes for 109 yards and one touchdown for the Bills (8-6), who are one game out of the final wild-card spot.
Dec 15 2014 - RB C.J. Spiller was cleared to return to action and coach Doug Marrone said Monday that he would be added to the 53-man active roster.
Spiller has been out since suffering a broken collarbone on Oct. 19, and he was placed on the injured reserve/designated to return list. He has been practicing the last two weeks, and is now medically cleared, though Marrone wasn't positive whether he would be active on game day in Oakland. The practice week will determine that.
Nov 3 2014 - RB C.J. Spiller isn't willing to weigh his chances of being able to play in the final two regular-season games against Oakland and New England. He was placed on the injured reserve/designated to return list after breaking his collarbone two weeks ago against the Minnesota Vikings. He is eligible to play in Week 16, but it does seem like a long shot.
"My biggest thing is just getting back healthy and trying to get back to playing," he said. "I'm not going to put a percentage on it, I'm just taking it one day at a time. If the doctors clear me, I want to play."
Spiller said he spent the bye week in Florida, but he kept up with his cardio conditioning.
"I've been doing stuff," he said. "I didn't just sit on the potato couch. On the bye week I was working out doing cardio stuff. My friends and family are pushing me, so that's always encouraging. Every day I'm getting a text from somebody making sure I'm doing what I need to do."
Oct 22 2014 - RB C.J. Spiller has been placed on the injured reserve/designated to return list after undergoing surgery to repair his broken collarbone. The earliest he could return is Week 16, but it seems like a longshot that it could happen.