C.J. Spiller RUMORS & NEWS

  • Saints GM: 'The real C.J. Spiller' will emerge in 2016

    The Score "C.J. Spiller will not only be returning to the New Orleans Saints in 2016, but the team will be giving him the chance to show his true talents after a disappointing 2015 season. Saints general manager Mickey Loomis said in an interview Thursday on Sirius XM NFL radio that the running back - who..." February 19

  • Saints will see 'real C.J. Spiller' in 2016, Mickey Loomis says

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "The New Orleans Saints appear set on bringing back running back C.J. Spiller for another season based on comments from general manager Mickey Loomis during a radio interview on Tuesday night. "I think we will see the real C.J. Spiller and we will be able to give him a lot of opportunities to..." February 17

  • New Orleans Saints place RB C.J. Spiller on season-ending IR

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "New Orleans Saints running back C.J. Spiller has been placed on the season-ending injured reserve list, ending his disappointing 2015 season. In 13 games, Spiller had a career-low 36 carries for 112 yards. He also caught 34 passes for 239 yards. Spiller, 28, signed a four-year contract with..." December 30

  • Spiller to play 'significant' role with Mark Ingram out

    NFL.com "New Orleans Saints running back Mark Ingram will undergo surgery today to repair a tear in his left rotator cuff. Coach Sean Payton announced the surgery a day after the team place the starting running back on injured reserve. Ingram first appeared to injure his shoulder in Week 10, and was..." December 10

  • Sean Payton: We need to get C.J. Spiller involved

    NFL.com "C.J. Spiller was supposed to be an X-factor in the Saints' offense this season. So why does it feel like the running back's best fit through three weeks is on the side of a milk carton? Spiller had just one carry and two receptions in Sunday's 27-22 loss to the Panthers. He never even saw the..." September 29

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    #Saints RB CJ Spiller, who had knee surgery in camp, is expected to make his debut today, sources say. He’ll help in the red zone & 3rd down

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    Katherine Terrell @Kat_Terrell

    If you're worried about Spiller for fantasy purposes, I strongly think he plays. However, he could be limited to red zone work.

  • Saints running back C.J. Spiller likely to miss Week 1, NFL Network reports

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "New Orleans Saints running back C.J. Spiller will miss the season opener against the Cardinals, but will likely be back for Week 2, after recovering from minor knee surgery according to the NFL Network. "Saints RB CJ Spiller (knee) will not play in Week 1, I'm told, as he recovers from that..." September 09

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    #Saints RB CJ Spiller (knee) will not play in Week 1, I’m told, as he recovers from that minor knee surgery. Likely good to go after that

  • Mark Ingram, C.J. Spiller give New Orleans Saints 1-2 punch at running back

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "Since coach Sean Payton was hired in 2006, the New Orleans Saints have never relied on one running back. They've always preferred the committee approach. Mark Ingram showed flashes of becoming an every-down back at times last season when Pierre Thomas and Khiry Robinson were injured. Ingram..." September 05

  • Saints RB C.J. Spiller has knee surgery, expected back for opener

    ESPN "New Orleans Saints running back C.J. Spiller underwent arthroscopic knee surgery this week but is expected to be back for the team's regular-season opener, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter and Mike Triplett. " August 15

  • What can the Saints expect from C.J. Spiller in 2015?

    This Given Sunday "C.J. Spiller signed with the New Orleans Saints this past offseason, and is hoping that a change of scenery can help him get his career back on track during the upcoming 2015 season. He was one of the big additions for the Saints this offseason, although they lost more from the offensive side of..." July 05

  • Spiller: ‘I’ll always be a Buffalo Bill at heart’

    Buffalo News "They say moving can be the most stressful time in a person’s life. C.J. Spiller knows this now. He has been back in Orchard Park this week, packing up five years of Buffalo Bills memories before starting his new job with the New Orleans Saints. “I thought it would be a smooth cleanout,”..." April 17

  • Saints' Mark Ingram on C.J. Spiller: He's a game-breaker

    ESPN "Although Mark Ingram was thrilled about the opportunity to be featured as a workhorse back when needed last season, he insisted he was fired up when the New Orleans Saints signed fellow running back C.J. Spiller in free agency. Not only are the two friends, but Ingram said he loves what the..." March 31

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    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    Saints reached agreement with former Bills RB CJ Spiller. Saints backfield getting crowded: Spiller, Mark Ingram, Khiry Robinson.

  • Strong mutual interest exists between Saints, Spiller

    Pro Football Talk "With DeMarco Murray joining the Eagles, the next big-name tailback to watch becomes C.J. Spiller. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, strong mutual interests exists between Spiller and the New Orleans Saints. Spiller would be a great fit in the New Orleans offense, possibly filling..." March 13

  • Saints sign C.J. Spiller, according to report

    SB Nation "The New Orleans Saints have signed running back C.J. Spiller, according to Adam Schefter. Spiller joins a crowded position group for New Orleans after the team re-signed Mark Ingram earlier this month. Spiller is coming off his least productive season since his rookie year, as he was limited to..." March 13

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    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    Bills free-agent RB C.J. Spiller is scheduled to meet Thursday in New Orleans with Saints, per league source.

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    Dianna Marie Russini @NBCdianna

    League sources tell me CJ Spiller turned down 4.5 million per year from Bills hence the reason for the trade of McCoy. #Bills #eagles

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    Josina Anderson @JosinaAnderson

    Spiller is eligible to become a UFA. I'm told potential suitors considering interest include the Cards, Jets, Dolphins & 49ers at this time.

  • C.J. Spiller: I'm pretty sure Chip has my agent's number

    NFL.com "C.J. Spiller learned his Bills career was over while sitting in the green room at NFL Network on Tuesday. The messenger was Willie McGinest, who told him that the Bills had acquired LeSean McCoy from the Eagles in exchange for Kiko Alonso. "I thought he was joking," Spiller said. Five..." March 03

  • C.J. Spiller says he won't return to Bills

    SI "Free-agent running back C.J. Spiller will not return to the Buffalo Bills, he said on the NFL Network Tuesday. The Bills reportedly agreed to trade linebacker Kiko Alonso to the Philadelphia Eagles Tuesday in exchange for running back LeSean McCoy. The trade cannot be made official until the..." March 03

  • C.J. Spiller says EJ Manuel was too 'buddy-buddy' with players

    ESPN "It didn't take long after Kyle Orton replaced EJ Manuel last season for the rest of the offense to notice the difference in the huddle. "We just had a different approach to practice. [Orton] demands what he wants out of us," Sammy Watkins said in October, after one practice with Orton. "He's..." March 03

  • Jets will go hard after C.J. Spiller in free agency

    Metro "Replace one ‘CJ’ with another one. It’s that simple here in New York. There’s no denying that the New York Jets need to make some moves this offseason if they are going to return to the playoffs for the first time since the 2010 season, and one of those moves has to be an addition to the..." February 18

  • With Chan Gailey running offense, NY Jets could be the right fit for C.J. Spiller

    New York Daily News "Chan Gailey isn’t officially on the Jets’ payroll yet, but he might be able to recruit one of the most coveted running backs on the open market this offseason. Soon-to-be free agent C.J. Spiller would provide a dynamic game-breaking presence for Gailey, who has been targeted by new Jets head..." January 16

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    Buffalo Bills @buffalobills

    GM Doug Whaley on Jerry Hughes and C.J. Spiller: "We'll do everything we can to keep (them)"

  • Spiller health update

    BuffaloBills.com "Bills RB C.J. Spiller, who was placed on I-R – designated to return after suffering a shoulder injury in the win over Minnesota, has been making good progress in his efforts to return before the end of the regular season. Head coach Doug Marrone provided an update. “We’re hoping to see C.J. to..." December 02

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    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    Bills announced they signed former Cowboys RB Phillip Tanner and placed CJ Spiller on IR designated to return.

  • With Spiller and Jackson out, Bills' Brown will play

    Covers.com "With C.J. Spiller struggling through the first five games, Buffalo Bills fans have been clamoring for coach Doug Marrone to activate Bryce Brown and give him a chance to see whether he could revive the sagging running game. Well, they're going to get their wish now that Spiller is likely out..." October 20

  • C.J. Spiller to Eagles? Don't buy the trade rumors

    Newark Star-Ledger "The NFL trade deadline is just over a week away on October 28, and with the impending deadline, speculation is flying that Buffalo Bills running back C.J. Spiller could be on the move. One possible landing spot that seems to be making it's way around the interwebs? The Eagles. On the..." October 20

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    Mike Rodak @mikerodak

    Marrone says Bills are still waiting to discuss Spiller's injury with doctors after surgery. No decision on IR yet

  • Spiller’s production has become an issue

    Buffalo News "Column as I see ‘em, Week 5: • Two years ago, one of the dominant themes of the Bills season was why they didn’t use C.J. Spiller more. At the time, Spiller was averaging better than six yards a carry and inspiring comparisons with some of the top running backs in NFL history. Nowadays, the..." October 07

  • C.J. Spiller added to Bills' injury report, expected to play

    ESPN "The Buffalo Bills added running back C.J. Spiller (chest) to the injury report Thursday. "It didn't happen in practice. I think it's more like the EJ [Manuel] situation, where he came in and said, 'Hey, I'm a little tight,' or whatever," coach Doug Marrone explained. "Then I saw it on here..." September 25

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    Chris Brown @ChrisBrownBills

    #Bills GM Doug Whaley says team has opened preliminary talks with CJ Spiller's agent on a new contract.

  • GM Doug Whaley: Bills 'not been contacted' about C.J. Spiller trade

    CBS Sports "Rumors about a possible C.J. Spiller are percolating thanks to the Bills signing Fred Jackson to an extension, trading for Bryce Brown and signing Anthony Dixon in free agency. But GM Doug Whaley said those rumors were just that: rumors. "We have not been contacted by any team about C.J...." August 14

  • C.J. Spiller hopes to stay with Buffalo Bills in 2014

    NFL.com "The Buffalo Bills traded a fourth-round pick for Bryce Brown in May and signed Fred Jackson to a one-year extension in late July. So where does that leave C.J. Spiller, who has been hearing trade rumors in a contract year? "I have friends and family members that inform me on some of the..." August 05

  • Spiller: Best I’ve felt since 2012

    BuffaloBills.com "The last time C.J. Spiller was on the team’s grass practice field every step was a chore. Planting and cutting, let along straight like jogging all made his high ankle sprain throb. Spiller battled through the 2013 season with that hitch in his step. The first week of OTAs that hitch was..." May 30

  • Before Sproles, Eagles inquired about C.J. Spiller

    CSN Philly "Before they traded for Darren Sproles, the Eagles first tried to add a younger, more dynamic weapon to their offense. The Eagles contacted the Bills this offseason with hopes of trading for versatile Pro Bowl running back C.J. Spiller, according to two league sources familiar with the..." April 14

  • Spiller looks beyond the numbers

    Buffalo News "C.J. Spiller is a glass-half-full guy. He is a team player. He is a devout Christian. You’re 100 times more likely to see him quote scripture on his Twitter account than to express vanity or selfishness. So it was no surprise that Spiller shrugged off any sense of disappointment over his..." January 02

  • Spiller confident with role in offense

    BuffaloBills.com "C.J. Spiller was touted as the focal point of Buffalo’s offense heading into the first year under head coach Doug Marrone. But a high-ankle sprain suffered in Week 4 by the dynamic back played a large role in compromising those plans. As a result Spiller fell well short of his personal goals as..." January 01

  • Spiller feeling good

    BuffaloBills.com "The weekend off did a lot of good for a lot of Bills, and that included Bills feature back C.J. Spiller, who has been trying to clear the final hurdle with a high ankle sprain since the first month of the season. “I feel good,” said Spiller Wednesday. “I definitely feel like I’m getting back to..." November 28

  • C.J. Spiller refuses to chide O-line

    ESPN "In the midst of his worst statistical performance of the season, Buffalo Bills running back C.J. Spiller was instructed by coach Doug Marrone to confront his offensive line during Sunday's 37-14 win against the New York Jets. "I told [Spiller] afterwards, 'You know what? I'd be pissed, too,'"..." November 18

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    Joe Buscaglia @JoeBuscaglia

    Spiller is no longer on the injury report and Marrone implied the injury is behind the HB. He's excited to get Spiller more touches. #Bills

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    Joe Buscaglia @JoeBuscaglia

    Marrone says he feels good about CJ Spiller's chances to play on Sunday versus the Chiefs. #Bills

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    Joe Buscaglia @JoeBuscaglia

    Chances for Spiller and Lawson for the Chiefs game, #Bills Marrone: "I'm gonna wait." Says Spiller's injury is a high ankle sprain.

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    Joe Buscaglia @JoeBuscaglia

    Spiller has his helmet off during positional drills and did not go through full stretching at today's practice. #Bills

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    Mike Rodak @mikerodak

    Fred Jackson returns to start of Thursday practice. Spiller also participating early in session. No sign of Lawson or Manuel.

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    Joe Buscaglia @JoeBuscaglia

    A league source termed Spiller's chances for Sunday as "extremely slim." I'd expect he gets Sunday off. #Bills

  • Bills still mulling their options with Spiller

    WGR 550 Sports Radio "Since Buffalo Bills running back C.J. Spiller injured his ankle against the Baltimore Ravens in Week Four it's been a constant debate as to whether the Bills should rest him one of these weeks in an effort to get him near 100-percent health. For the past three games the Bills have declined that..." October 24

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    Mike Rodak @mikerodak

    C.J. Spiller also comes out of individual drills to work with strength staff. Joins Jackson on sideline