C.J. Spiller RB SEA (5) 21 hours ago
Spiller, who signed with the Seahawks on Wednesday, will be used in a third-down passing role, the Seattle Times reports.
C.J. Prosise was supposed to fill that role, but he's playing with a broken bone in his wrist that is expected to take six weeks to heal. Thomas Rawls will be out a few more weeks with a hairline fracture in his shin, leaving Christine Michael as the starter. Rookie Alex Collins is more of a between-the-tackles runner, so he'll back up Michael with Spiller then the pass-catcher out of the backfield.
C.J. Spiller RB SEA (5) 2 days ago
The Seahawks signed Spiller on Wednesday, Rand Getlin of NFL Network reports.
Since the Saints released Spiller following inactive status in the season opener, a number of teams have brought the veteran running back in for a workout. The Seahawks are lacking in depth at the moment due to Thomas Rawls' injured fibula and C.J. Prosise's hand ailment, which could allow Spiller to serve as Christine Michael's direct backup Sunday against the Jets in New York. At the very least, a pass-catching role appears likely for Spiller.
C.J. Spiller RB SEA (5) 4 days ago
Spiller will workout for the Jets on Tuesday, ESPN's Rich Cimini reports.
This wouldn't be a good landing spot for Spiller to re-establish fantasy utility, as the Jets already have two talented pass-catchers, Matt Forte and Bilal Powell, leading the way in their backfield. The other New York team would actually be a better fit, with Shane Vereen (triceps) facing an extended absence. Spiller wasn't signed after visiting with the Packers last week.
C.J. Spiller RB SEA (5) 1 week ago
Spiller is visiting with the Packers on Tuesday, ESPN's Adam Caplan reports.
Released by the Saints last week, Spiller could be useful as a change-of-pace option for a Green Bay team that's only been carrying two running backs. While probably wouldn't get many carries as part of a backfield that already has Eddie Lacy and James Starks, the speedy Spiller offers a vastly different skillset that could be of use on passing downs.
C.J. Spiller RB SEA (5) 2 weeks ago4 Comments
The Saints released Spiller on Tuesday, Rand Getlin of NFL Network reports.
Spiller was notably inactive in the Saints' season opener Sunday, a game in which Mark Ingram handled more than half of the carries, Travaris Cadet served as the primary pass-catching back, and Marcus Murphy returned all five kickoffs. With his main roles doled out to other parties, Spiller's 13-game run in New Orleans concludes with a dismal 3.1 YPC and 351 total yards in 13 games. Expect the six-year veteran to land elsewhere as a RB depth.
C.J. Spiller RB SEA (5) 3 weeks ago
Spiller is inactive for Sunday's game against the Raiders.
After a disappointing 2015 campaign, Spiller isn't kicking off this season in ideal fashion, either. The Saints will instead entrust Tim Hightower with any RB reps not afforded to starter Mark Ingram.
C.J. Spiller RB SEA (5) 1 month ago
Spiller gained 20 yards on four carries and lost one yard on three receptions (three targets) in Friday's preseason game against the Steelers.
Though his stat line was held back by a couple of busted plays, Spiller actually had an encouraging evening, getting the start and splitting first-team work pretty evenly with Mark Ingram. While there's no question Ingram will serve as the lead rusher, it was interesting to see the extent of Spiller's involvement, perhaps hinting at a much larger role in his second season with the Saints. He does look noticeably quicker to the naked eye, after dealing with a nagging knee injury through the entirety of last season.
C.J. Spiller RB SEA (5) 1 month ago
Spiller gained two yards on three carries and 16 yards on three receptions in Saturday's preseason contest against the Texans.
Through two preseason games, Spiller has looked faster than he did a year ago, which isn't surprising given the various injuries with which he dealt in 2015. Unfortunately, injuries are hardly something new with Spiller. The depth chart behind Mark Ingram remains in flux, so there's still a potential role for Spiller as the Saints' third down back, but he will have to continue to show that he's mastered the playbook and, importantly, stay healthy. With his ability to catch the ball out of the backfield, Spiller continues to be worth a flier in deeper PPR leagues.
C.J. Spiller RB SEA (5) 2 months ago4 Comments
Spiller had two carries for two yards in Thursday's preseason opener against the Patriots.
Despite being fourth on the Saints' initial preseason depth chart, Spiller worked ahead of Marcus Murphy, who is listed as the No. 3 back. Regardless of where he lands on the Week 1 depth chart, Spiller is merely competing for a role on passing downs. Tim Hightower will likely be the top backup for early downs.
C.J. Spiller RB SEA (5) 2 months ago
Spiller (leg) has been limited to start the Saints' training camp, the New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.
Spiller said he and the Saints' staff determined that limiting him to start camp would be the best course of action in preparation for this season. The veteran had arthroscopic knee surgery last August, and although he returned by Week 2 following that procedure, Spiller's ability to cut was clearly limited throughout the campaign. To ward off further lingering effects going into this season, Spiller will be eased into the action, as his early camp participation level reflects.