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C.J. Spiller feels like he’s getting back to his old self

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Bills running back C.J. Spiller put up more than 1,700 yards of offense last season, which made plenty of people excited about what he’d do for an encore in 2013.

Unfortunately for the Bills and Spiller, it’s turned out to be more Caddyshack 2 than Godfather II. Spiller’s battled a high ankle sprain since the first month of the season, missing one game and playing at less than full strength in others on his way to six games where he’s averaged 3.3 yards per carry or less.

It is probably too late for the Bills to inject themselves into the hunt for a Wild Card berth, but Spiller had some encouraging words Wednesday about the chances of finishing strong in Buffalo. While he wouldn’t put a percentage on how good his ankle is feeling, Spiller said he’s doing much better.

“I feel good,” Spiller said, via the Bills website. “I definitely feel like I’m getting back to my old self, making the cuts, making that explosion, so just looking forward to seeing how Sunday goes.”

The Falcons defense has helped a lot of players get well this season, so we’ll see if the Bills feed Spiller to get him back on track. He’s gotten more than 13 carries just three times this season, but a return to health could bring a return to expanded workloads along with it.

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8 Responses to “C.J. Spiller feels like he’s getting back to his old self”
  1. orivar says: Nov 28, 2013 8:50 AM

    RBs never learn, always trying to fight back and throw those injuries is how you run yourself into the ground and have a short shelf life.

  2. arrooo says: Nov 28, 2013 9:55 AM

    Biggest BUST of 2013

  3. tahnoonzee says: Nov 28, 2013 9:55 AM

    These two are ridiculous but it seems like Fred has the edge over CJ, this season at least.

  4. bennyb82 says: Nov 28, 2013 10:10 AM

    Just in time to get hyped for a first round fantasy pick next year.

  5. bigjd says: Nov 28, 2013 10:22 AM

    Another Darren McFadden.

  6. packerbackernj says: Nov 28, 2013 10:46 AM

    Worst keeper i’ve ever chosen. Brittle bones spiller.

  7. starderup says: Nov 28, 2013 10:47 AM

    “The Falcons defense has helped a lot of players get well this season…”
    I’m a big Falc fan, and even I had to laugh at that.
    The Bucs think they are worldbeaters because they finally won some games – against crappy teams like ours. I think their next game will bring them back down to earth.
    But back to this game, I expect some effort, and some new faces, but it is going to be hard to care either way. I’m almost thinking we should go for the high draft pick.

  8. sportsfreak61787 says: Nov 28, 2013 12:46 PM

    hahaha biggest fantasy bust? no that easily belongs to doug martin or arian foster

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