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C.J. Spiller | Running Back | #28

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (29) / 8/5/1987
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 200
College: Clemson
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 1 (9) / BUF
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Free agent C.J. Spiller will work out for the Jets on Tuesday.
Spiller played for OC Chan Gailey in Buffalo and had the best season of his career in Gailey's final year as the Bills' head coach in 2012. Spiller amassed 1,703 total yards and eight touchdowns in Gailey's spread scheme that season. In New York, he'd be insurance behind Matt Forte and Bilal Powell. Sep 26 - 6:30 PM

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Free agent C.J. Spiller is visiting the Packers on Tuesday.

The Packers' rushing attack is off to a slow start, but Spiller wouldn't help with that. Eddie Lacy and James Starks have combined for only five passing-game targets. Spiller would help with that. Of course, Spiller didn't help with anything during his brief time in New Orleans.
Sep 20 - 2:46 PM

CSN Mid-Atlantic's JP Finlay reports the Redskins are not interested in free agent RB C.J. Spiller.

Washington certainly could use some help in the backfield, but they have a solid passing-game option already in Chris Thompson. Spiller will find a new home, but it is unlikely he earns a big role no matter where he lands. Spiller has not had more than 425 total yards in a season since 2013.
Sep 15 - 9:16 AM

Saints released RB C.J. Spiller.

Signed to a "four-year, $16 million" deal in March 2015, the writing has been on the wall for Spiller in New Orleans since pretty much his first game. Brutally ineffective and in the doghouse last season, Spiller got showcased for a trade this summer before being a healthy scratch for Week 1. He simply never meshed with coach Sean Payton and Drew Brees' offense. Spiller is an on-paper home run hitter, but now 29 with just 776 yards from scrimmage over the past two seasons. He'll get another chance, but will be on a short leash.
Sep 13 - 5:26 PM

Saints coach Sean Payton confirmed C.J. Spiller was a healthy scratch Week 1.

Payton said Spiller was sat because Travaris Cadet was going to have a bigger role on offense and rookie Daniel Lasco is a bigger contributor on special teams. With both facts unlikely to change in the near future, Spiller could find himself in street clothes often this season. Spiller is not worth holding in any formats.
Sep 12 - 1:10 PM

Saints RB C.J. Spiller is a healthy scratch for Week 1 vs. the Raiders.

The Saints went to great pains to pretend they still liked Spiller this summer, but it must have been to try to create a trade market. He's apparently at the very bottom of the 53-man roster. Tim Hightower will back up Mark Ingram and get 6-8 touches. Also inactive for the Saints are LB Dannell Ellerbe, CB Sterling Moore, LB Obum Gwacham, OL Landon Turner, TE Chris Manhertz and WR Tommylee Lewis.
Sep 11 - 11:44 AM

C.J. Spiller (knee) said he's feeling the best he's felt since signing with the Saints.

"Just hopefully I can stay on the right track with everything, and once we kick this thing off, be ready to go," Spiller said. "I definitely feel real good." Spiller's early-season role remains uncertain, but he has volunteered to return kickoffs on top of whatever offensive role he holds. It was notable that in the preseason, Spiller ran extensively with the first-team offense as Mark Ingram's COP back.
Sep 7 - 9:48 AM

C.J. Spiller rushed four times for 20 yards and caught 3-of-3 targets for -1 yards in the Saints' third preseason game.

The biggest takeaway is Spiller ran extensively with the first-team offense. He also got first-team run in the second week of preseason, making this a recurring theme. Spiller "started" and essentially rotated evenly with Mark Ingram when Drew Brees was in the game. Spiller seemingly came close to breaking a few big runs, but was caught by his shoelace once and dragged down in the open field on another. Spiller has burned fantasy owners plenty in the past, but he's worth a look in the late rounds of PPR leagues. He'd be easy to drop if he does nothing when the real games start.
Aug 26 - 9:59 PM

C.J. Spiller is listed with the fourth-team offense on the Saints' latest unofficial depth chart.

Specifically, the Saints list players beyond the third-team offense as "other." It obviously bodes poorly for Spiller's odds of keeping his 53-man roster spot. In addition to Mark Ingram and Tim Hightower, he's listed behind Marcus Murphy. Spiller was a comprehensive bust last season. If he doesn't impress the coaching staff in preseason action, he will be let go.
Aug 16 - 5:20 PM

The New Orleans Times-Picayune is "not so sure" C.J. Spiller's roster spot is safe.

The paper reports it is possible the Saints try to trade Spiller during camp or cut him outright. Clearly behind Tim Hightower and with Travaris Cadet angling for work in the passing game, Spiller needs a strong and healthy camp to keep his job. Spiller has 776 total yards in the last two seasons.
Jul 26 - 12:45 PM

The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports it's "pretty apparent" C.J. Spiller is behind Tim Hightower in the Saints' running back rotation.

The Saints have gone to great pains to talk Spiller up this offseason, but he's apparently the same place he was at the end of last season: Behind Hightower. It's an embarrassing failure for a back on a four-year, $16 million contract. Hightower hadn't touched the ball since 2011 before last November. We wouldn't consider Spiller's roster spot guaranteed.
Jun 16 - 1:29 PM

Saints coach Sean Payton says C.J. Spiller has looked "noticeably different" this offseason.

"His health and movement skills look noticeably different," were Payton's exact words. "He worked his butt off in the offseason to get the strength back in that knee. That’s been really encouraging." For his part, Spiller still believes he can "flourish" in New Orleans. We aren't buying it. Increasingly beset by injury, Spiller's performance has been on a steady downward trajectory. Veteran beat writer Mike Triplett believes Spiller has to "outperform others in a crowded Saints backfield to secure a key role on the team." We agree.
Source: ESPN.com
Jun 13 - 1:48 PM

C.J. Spiller said the knee surgery he had last August "played a big role" in his disappointing season.

Spiller never really recovered after undergoing arthroscopic surgery on his knee in training camp. "I didn’t have that explosion that I’m known for," Spiller said. "But the good thing is, it’s behind me now. The road to recovery is looking very bright." Spiller averaged just 3.1 yards per carry and had only 351 yards from scrimmage in 13 appearances last season. He and the Saints hope better health will bring much better results, but Spiller was equally ineffective his final year in Buffalo. He is only 28, but it is possible he just does not have it anymore.
Jun 11 - 1:35 PM

C.J. Spiller has been a full participant in the Saints' offseason program.

Spiller was supposedly slowed by a knee issue for all of 2015. "Supposedly" because coach Sean Payton — who, admittedly, has never been a paragon of honesty — proclaimed him 100 percent healthy in Week 4. You have to choose which narrative to believe in this instance. Spiller's disastrous 2015 numbers aren't up for debate. He touched the ball only 70 times all season, averaging a pathetic 3.1 yards per carry and anemic 7.0 yards per catch. Going on 29, Spiller still offers theoretical upside, but he's nothing more than a late-round lottery ticket in deeper leagues for fantasy purposes.
May 26 - 1:50 PM

Saints GM Mickey Loomis believes injuries were to blame for C.J. Spiller's subpar season in 2015.

The Saints have consistently claimed Spiller spent all of 2015 battling a knee injury after he had the knee scoped in training camp, but coach Sean Payton stated on September 28 (just after Week 3) that Spiller was "100 percent." While the Saints can save $3.25 million by cutting Spiller, Loomis' comments suggest the team plans on keeping him. Assuming Spiller stays, he'll be a change-of-pace option behind starter Mark Ingram.
Feb 16 - 8:01 PM

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9Mike Bercovici
10Tim Tebow
11G.J. Kinne
12Alex Tanney
13Sean Renfree
14B.J. Daniels
15Johnny Manziel
16Brandon Doughty
17Jerrod Johnson
18R.J. Archer
19Josh Woodrum
20Marquise Williams
21Max Wittek
22Joe Licata
23Garrett Gilbert
24Dustin Vaughan
25Dylan Thompson
26Cody Fajardo
27Shane Carden
28Griffin Neal
29McLeod Bethel-Thompson
30Pat Devlin
31Matt Blanchard
32Dan LeFevour
33Austin Trainor
34Jerry Lovelocke
35Chase Rettig
36Chandler Harnish
37Jake Waters
38Dalyn Williams
RB1Joseph Randle
2Zurlon Tipton
3Terron Ward
4Toby Gerhart
5Dreamius Smith
6Alonzo Harris
7LaMichael James
8Brandon Burks
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10Jhurell Pressley
11Dominique Williams
12Brandon Wilds
13Stephen Houston
14Andre Williams
15Brandon Wegher
16Anthony Dixon
17Brandon Ross
18Don Jackson
19Josh Harris
20Zac Stacy
21Kerwynn Williams
22Storm Johnson
23Jahwan Edwards
24Darrin Reaves
25Jerome Smith
26Brandon Brown-Dukes
27Kenneth Harper
28Jawon Chisholm
29Bronson Hill
30Dan Herron
31Ross Scheuerman
32Senorise Perry
33Joe Banyard
34Karlos Williams
35Antone Smith
36Michael Dyer
37Jeremy Stewart
38Stevan Ridley
39Keshawn Hill
40LaVance Taylor
GLB1Toby Gerhart
3RB1Joseph Randle
FB1Paul Lasike
2Erik Lorig
3Emil Igwenagu
4Jorvorskie Lane
5Marcel Reece
6James Casey
7Darrel Young
8Julian Howsare
9Henry Hynoski
10Joe Don Duncan
11Ryan Mueller
12Derrick Coleman
13Tommy Bohanon
14Glenn Gronkowski
15Jordan Campbell
16Patrick Skov
17Soma Vainuku
18Sam Bergen
19Trey Millard
20Chris Swain
21Brad Smelley
22Alstevis Squirewell
23John Conner
24Zach Boren
25Kiero Small
26J.C. Copeland
27Joey Iosefa
28Blake Renaud
29Sione Houma
30Juwan Thompson
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2Greg Jennings
3Marques Colston
4Dwayne Bowe
5James Jones
6Preston Parker
7Greg Little
8Kris Durham
9Jeremy Ross
10Rueben Randle
11Rasheed Bailey
12Cayleb Jones
13Kyle Prater
14Hakeem Nicks
15Josh Morgan
16Jacoby Ford
17Tyler Davis
18Douglas McNeil
19Miles Austin
20Kain Colter
21DeAndre Reaves
22Geronimo Allison
23Reggie Diggs
24Tony Washington
25Reggie Dunn
26Armon Binns
27Carlton Mitchell
28Nick Harwell
29Jake Kumerow
30Rodney Smith
31Tevin Reese
32Hunter Sharp
33Issac Blakeney
34LaRon Byrd
35Terrell Sinkfield
36Corey Washington
37Joshua Stangby
38Jared Dangerfield
39Andrew Turzilli
40Zach D'Orazio
41Kenzel Doe
42Kenny Lawler
43Bralon Addison
44Jaxon Shipley
45Robert Herron
46Ricky Collins
47T.J. Graham
48Damaris Johnson
49Nate Washington
50Josh Lenz
51Solomon Patton
52Rashad Lawrence
53Damian Williams
54Marlon Moore
55Travis Labhart
56Donatella Luckett
57Josh Stewart
58Jarrett Boykin
59Lance Lewis
60Joseph Anderson
61Josh Harper
62Shaq Evans
63Tyler Murphy
64Marquez Clark
65Quinshad Davis
66Marcus Tucker
67Rashaun Simonise
68Reece Horn
69Devin Lucien
70Chandler Worthy
71Duke Williams
72Richard Mullaney
73David Porter
74L'Damian Washington
75Jeff Beathard
76DaVaris Daniels
77Jamel Johnson
78Tyler McDonald
79Ezell Ruffin
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2Brian Hartline
3Riley Cooper
4Ace Sanders
5Denarius Moore
6Chris Givens
7Marcus Thigpen
8Emory Blake
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11Jonathan Krause
12R.J. Harris
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14Ryan Broyles
15Ryan Whalen
16Joe Morgan
17Kevin Smith
18DeMarcus Ayers
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20Jacoby Jones
21Onterio McCalebb
22Nathan Palmer
23Andy Jones
24Jaydon Mickens
25Bryan Walters
26Tandon Doss
27DeVier Posey
28Andre Debose
29Mike Brown
30Shakim Phillips
31Frankie Hammond
32Shane Wynn
33Marvin Hall
34Jay Lee
35Devante Davis
36Mike Williams
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38Devon Wylie
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42Amir Carlisle
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60Kadron Boone
61Myles White
62Juron Criner
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65Kenbrell Thompkins
66Titus Davis
67Andre Davis
68Demetrius Wilson
69Josh Reese
70DiAndre Campbell
71Trevor Harman
72Stephen Hill
73Jarvis Turner
74T.J. Thorpe
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77Austin Willis
78Kieran Duncan
79Durron Neal
80David Glidden
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84Chris King
85Tevin Jones
86Cobi Hamilton
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88Ed Williams
89Danny Anthrop
90Marken Michel
91Christion Jones
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3Scott Chandler
4Zach Sudfeld
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47Michael Egnew
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51Jake McGee
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53Tim Semisch
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55Bryce Williams
56Braxton Deaver
57M.J. McFarland
58Clayton Echard
59Brandon Barden
60Kevin Greene
61Gerell Robinson
62Dominique Jones
63Arthur Lynch
64Dan Light
65Jack Tabb
66Jordan Thompson
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5Kyle Roberts
6Rob Crisp
7Colin Kelly
8Pierce Burton
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11Cameron Bradfield
12Reid Fragel
13Carter Bykowski
14Andrew McDonald
15Justin Renfrow
16David Foucault
17Cody Booth
18Vince Kowalski
19David Hedelin
20Taylor Fallin
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22Matt Feiler
23John Weidenaar
24Jake Long
25Lars Hanson
26Garry Williams
27Cameron Jefferson
28Jordan Swindle
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2Cyril Richardson
3Jamil Douglas
4Mackenzy Bernadeau
5Josh James
6David Arkin
7Edawn Coughman
8Martin Wallace
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13Clay DeBord
14Lene Maiava
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25Darren Keyton
26Isiah Cage
27Alex Cooper
28Chris Barker
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31Tanner Hawkinson
32Garrick Mayweather
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2Marcus Henry
3Fernando Velasco
4Jacques McClendon
5Drew Nowak
6Garth Gerhart
7Jack Allen
8Dillon Day
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10Julian Vandervelde
11Sam Brenner
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14Robert Kugler
15Jake Brendel
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23Barrett Jones
24Dalton Freeman
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15Lawrence Okoye
16Will Pericak
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25Boston Stiverson
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38Mike McQueen
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10Mitchell Van Dyk
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12William Poehls
13John Kling
14Nick Ritcher
15Patrick Miller
16Lamar Holmes
17Luke Marquardt
18Zeth Ramsay
19Marquis Lucas
20Justin Murray
21Ryan Mack
22Aaron Epps
23Torian White
24Kona Schwenke
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