Posts Tagged ‘C.J. Spiller’

No Franchise Tag from Buffalo Bills Makes Jerry Hughes a Free Agent

Monday, March 2nd, 2015
If the Buffalo Bills do not sign Jerry Hughes to a contract extension by March 10, he will become an unrestricted free agent. (Photo: Timothy T. Ludwig — USA Today Sports)

If the Buffalo Bills do not sign Jerry Hughes to a contract extension by March 10, he will become an unrestricted free agent. (Photo: Timothy T. Ludwig — USA Today Sports)

BBD Editor: Dan Hope

While five NFL teams used the franchise tag and one used the transition tag Monday, the Buffalo Bills decided to use neither, meaning that all of their impending free agents—including defensive end Jerry Hughes, safety Da’Norris Searcy and running back C.J. Spiller—will hit the open market on March 10 unless they are signed to contract extensions before then.

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Searcy, Spikes and Spiller to Leave Buffalo? Doug Whaley Discusses Bills Free Agents at Combine

Thursday, February 19th, 2015
Set to be an unrestricted free agent, Da'Norris Searcy is a potentially significant loss for the Bills this offseason. (Photo: Timothy T. Ludwig — USA Today Sports)

Set to be an unrestricted free agent, Da’Norris Searcy is a potentially significant loss for the Bills this offseason. (Photo: Timothy T. Ludwig — USA Today Sports)

BBD Editor: Dan Hope

While all eyes are on the 2015 NFL draft class this week at the NFL Scouting Combine, free agency is just around the corner, as the NFL league year opens up on March 10. As a result, Buffalo Bills free agents were the hot topic of discussion when Bills general manager Doug Whaley spoke with media members in Indianapolis.

I’m not in Indianapolis but as always, significant notes from Whaley’s time with the press spread quickly across the airwaves of Twitter. As such, we can react to some of the news that Whaley revealed today on a number of impending Buffalo Bills free agents, including strong safety Da’Norris Searcy, middle linebacker Brandon Spikes and running back C.J. Spiller.

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C.J. Spiller Returning to the Buffalo Bills Active Roster

Friday, December 19th, 2014
In desperate need of a boost on offense, the Bills will hope to get that with the return of running back C.J. Spiller. (Photo: Timothy T. Ludwig — USA Today Sports)

In desperate need of a boost on offense, the Bills will hope to get that with the return of running back C.J. Spiller. (Photo: Timothy T. Ludwig — USA Today Sports)

BBD Editor: Dan Hope

Fresh off their biggest win of the season, as they beat the Green Bay Packers 21-13 on Sunday, the Buffalo Bills are set to get another boost as arguably their most dynamic offensive player, running back C.J Spiller, is being added back to the team’s active roster from injured reserve with a return designation.

After a week of evaluating his progress, Bills coach Doug Marrone announced Friday that will be on the 53-man team and is probable to play Sunday against the Oakland Raiders.

It’s unknown if Spiller will be 100 percent after missing eight weeks with a broken collarbone, or what role he will play in his return to the offense. At the least, he gives the Bills offense—which certainly needs any spark it can get—another weapon to work with in its final two games of the regular season, as Buffalo makes a push for a potential AFC playoff spot.

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Buffalo Bills Report Card: Midseason Grades

Wednesday, November 5th, 2014
Playing to earn a contract extension, Marcell Dareus has been the first-half star of the Buffalo Bills defense. (Photo: Kevin Hoffman — USA Today Sports)

Playing to earn a contract extension, Marcell Dareus has been the first-half star of the Buffalo Bills defense. (Photo: Kevin Hoffman — USA Today Sports)

BBD Contributor: Paul Banach

The Buffalo Bills are right in the thick of the AFC playoff race, currently sitting in a four-way tie for sixth place with a record of 5-3. The defense has really carried the team while the offense has been opportunistic enough to contribute to the winning record.

Overall through eight games, many defensive players have graded out very well while the offensive players have been more boom or bust in terms of individual performances.

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Can Buffalo Bills Overcome Rushing Offense Issues with C.J. Spiller, Fred Jackson Injured?

Friday, October 24th, 2014
The Buffalo Bills must turn to Anthony Dixon (pictured) and Bryce Brown to carry the load with Fred Jackson and C.J. Spiller sidelined. (Photo: Timothy T. Ludwig — USA Today Sports)

The Buffalo Bills must turn to Anthony Dixon (pictured) and Bryce Brown to carry the load with Fred Jackson and C.J. Spiller sidelined. (Photo: Timothy T. Ludwig — USA Today Sports)

BBD Contributor: Josh Wegman

The Buffalo Bills were hit with a devastating blow last week in their matchup with the Minnesota Vikings when star running backs Fred Jackson and C.J. Spiller both went down with injuries.  Jackson suffered a groin injury on a seemingly harmless play, which is expected to sideline him for close to a month, while Spiller had two breaks on one play: breaking a 53-yard run – his longest of the season – before breaking his collarbone on the landing after being tripped up by a Vikings defender.

Spiller, placed on the injured reserve list

with a return designation, cannot return until Week 16 at the earliest.

Neither Jackson nor Spiller are top-tier NFL tailbacks but together they combine to be one of the most productive, consistent and reliable one-two punches in the entire league.  The good news for the Bills is that their third- and fourth-string running backs are better than those of most teams.

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