Oct 13, 2013; Orchard Park, NY, USA; Buffalo Bills running back C.J. Spiller (28) runs the ball during the first half against the Cincinnati Bengals at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports

C.J. Spiller to Play, According to Bills Head Coach


Bills running back C.J. Spiller will play on Sunday according to his head coach Doug Marrone.  “He’ll be out there on Sunday” Marrone said on 550 WGR in Buffalo.  The Bills are going to need all hands on deck to beat the Miami Dolphins this week and get themselves back into the AFC East chase.  After suffering tough losses in back to back games against the Browns and Bengals, the Bills find themselves 2-4 after the loss of E.J. Manuel in the Thursday Night Game in Cleveland.

Spiller is working to get through an ankle injury.  Marrone went on to say, “I can tell you that he’s not 110 percent.  It’s just making improvement. You appreciate it as a coach and as a fan. Here’s a player who’s working every day, getting treatment three or four times a day, then going out on the practice field and trying to work through it. We appreciate that effort.”

Spiller was not able to practice on Wednesday and was limited on Thursday, but Marrone is confident he will be out there on Sunday.

The Bills had started out the season 2-2 and while the expectations were somewhat tempered with how far the team could go this season on the back of a rookie quarterback and first year head coach, the injuries that have mounted this season have really been a punch in the gut for a team that is trying to build something and a passionate fan base trying to embrace a team that might be headed in the right direction.  The Bills are in the midst of an extremely difficult stretch of their schedule with the Bengals last week and going on the road to play Miami and then the Saints before coming home to play the Chiefs.

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