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C.J. Spiller: My ankle feels wonderful

C.J. Spiller AP

The Bills reportedly showed some interest in adding running back Carlos Hyde in the draft before he was selected by the 49ers and then they traded for Bryce Brown before the draft was over, adding some more depth at a position where their two biggest names are both set to become free agents after the season.

Fred Jackson is 33, so the Bills probably aren’t keeping much of a role in mind for him beyond this season. C.J. Spiller, on the other hand, turns 27 this summer and will likely have a chance to convince the Bills to hang onto him. To guarantee that happens, Spiller will need a season that looks more like his 2012 campaign and not a 2013 season that saw him struggle with an ankle injury. Good news for them, then, that Spiller says he feels like it is 2012 all over again.

“I don’t feel nothing, I feel great,” Spiller said, via the team’s website. “This is the best I’ve felt since 2012 when I had that great year. The ankle feels wonderful.  I just have to keep doing what I need to do to stay healthy this whole season and try to go out there and make plays.”

Even with the ankle injury, Spiller averaged 4.6 yards per carry last season so a return to health and a better passing game should lead to even better results. Neither of those things can be taken for granted, but the Bills can at least feel good about how Spiller’s feeling at this point in the offseason.

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6 Responses to “C.J. Spiller: My ankle feels wonderful”
  1. corkspop says: May 30, 2014 3:33 PM

    Should be interesting to watch Spiller, Jackson and Brown behind that new line of bulldozers….. running against defenses that, more and more, are designed to stop the pass.

  2. ramrene says: May 30, 2014 3:45 PM

    I don’t care what this guy says he feels like. He friggin’ killed me last year. First round pick and he did nothing the whole year.

    Dude, I hope you feel like Superman this year because you ain’t getting anywhere close to my roster again.

  3. billco6192013 says: May 30, 2014 4:31 PM

    SPILLER ALWAYS FEELS GREAT UNTIL THE WISTLE BLOWS.VEGAS OVER AND UNDER FOR HIS CARRIES THIS SEASON GOTTA BE LIKE 10.

  4. Andee says: May 30, 2014 5:29 PM

    Reminder: No one cares about your fantasy team.

  5. greymares says: May 30, 2014 7:29 PM

    My $$$$$ are on Brown to win the starting job.

  6. misteranderson41 says: May 31, 2014 12:20 PM

    All Fred Jackson does is get 1st downs & touchdowns…he’s running like he’s also 27…best Bills RB since Thurman

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