Good news for the Buffalo Bills, running back C.J. Spiller has returned to practice. He did play this past weekend in a heartbreaking overtime loss to the Cincinnati Bengals. Spiller carried the ball 10 times for 55 yards and had two catches for 11 yards. He split carries with Fred Jackson who also carried the ball 10 times for 35 yards and had 4 receptions for 13 yards.
“I definitely wasn’t 100 percent last week,” Spiller said Wednesday, via ESPN. “I still feel like I’m not exploding.”
Averaging 5.5 yards per carry and not feeling like you’re exploding is a scary thought. Despite playing, he didn’t participate in Wednesday’s practice. Probably more as a precaution than anything else. While he did practice on Thursday, it was only in a limited capacity.
Spiller had said earlier in the week that he was feeling good and that he was healing,
“I can tell that it’s definitely healing,” said Spiller, via the team’s official website. “I haven’t had any setback, so I’m just going to continue to do what I do and get treatment and take it day by day. It’s responding well.
“I think it’ll be something that’ll be healed up before the bye week. I don’t think it’s going to be something that’s going to linger into November. It’s getting better and better each week and as long as it continues to do that I’ll be fine. There are a couple of more hurdles that I have to get over, but I can definitely see the finish line of me getting back to 100 percent quickly.”
He probably will still split carries with Fred Jackson, like last week. It doesn’t sound like he is quite back to 100% yet.
#Bills RB C.J.Spiller returned to practice today in a limited capacity
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