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C.J. Spiller and Kyle Williams are going to the Pro Bowl

C.J. Spiller, Eric Smith AP

Another disappointing season for the Buffalo Bills ended a few weeks ago, but the team gets a small delayed celebration after a couple of their players were named to the AFC Pro Bowl team in the wake of Baltimore’s victory over the Patriots on Sunday.

The Bills announced Monday that running back C.J. Spiller and defensive tackle Kyle Williams will each be heading to the land of luaus. Spiller replaces Ray Rice while Williams will be taking the spot previously held by Haloti Ngata.

“It’s always an honor to represent your team and the city of Buffalo in the Pro Bowl,” said Williams, who is going to the Pro Bowl for the second time. “To be recognized by the fans, your peers and the coaches you play against means a lot. Our goal next year, as it is every season, is to still be competing at this time. It would be great for us, the fans and the city of Buffalo if we’d be able to watch the Pro Bowl next year as we’re continuing our journey for a Super Bowl.”

Spiller’s making his Pro Bowl debut and it’s a well-earned trip even if it comes as a replacement. He finished eighth in the NFL in rushing despite only carrying the ball 12.9 times per game, the fewest of any running back ranked in the top 15 runners in the league. Assuming his role grows under new coach Doug Marrone, Spiller might not have to wait so long for future calls to the league’s celebration of its individual stars.

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8 Responses to “C.J. Spiller and Kyle Williams are going to the Pro Bowl”
  1. wwwmattcom says: Jan 21, 2013 12:06 PM

    Bitter sweet.

  2. fitzmagic1212 says: Jan 21, 2013 12:10 PM

    well deserved. but byrd should be there as well. he was the best safety in the league last year.

  3. notthatguy87 says: Jan 21, 2013 12:25 PM

    CJ = Elite

  4. Deb says: Jan 21, 2013 12:46 PM

    Does it really matter? By putting the Pro Bowl the week before the Super Bowl, the NFL has ensured no player from the Championship teams can participate, thus cutting the number of real all-stars. If players from my team didn’t earn their spot in the original vote, what difference does it make if they get to go as substitutes? The league needs to rethink this.

  5. catquick says: Jan 21, 2013 12:52 PM

    CJ is the most exciting player in the NFL since Barry Sanders

  6. Nofoolnodrool says: Jan 21, 2013 1:18 PM

    The pro bowl is a joke as it is now so it should be gone before a star is hurt finishing their career. Sure they have insurance but their team loses out as well…just saying

  7. elmaxoh says: Jan 21, 2013 1:20 PM

    CJ Spiller should have been the starter for the Bills all season long !

  8. EJ says: Jan 21, 2013 6:26 PM

    Marrone will have full confidence in Spiller, unless Spiller gives him reason not to. Every player on the roster will be getting a fresh start in their evaluation. This should make everything even across the board now that Gailey is gone. Those players he favored (Choice, Hairston, Jackson, Searcy) won’t have that big advantage anymore.

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