Dec 22, 2013; Orchard Park, NY, USA; Buffalo Bills running back C.J. Spiller (28) runs the ball against the Miami Dolphins at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Buffalo beats Miami 19 to 0. Mandatory Credit: Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Trade Rumors: Eagles tried to acquire C.J. Spiller before Darren Sproles

The Philadelphia Eagles made a splashy play with they acquired running back Darren Sproles from the New Orleans Saints earlier this offseason but he wasn’t the first back that the Eagles went after. While there will be no complaints from the Eagles about acquiring Sproles, it appears that C.J. Spiller was the first name they inquired about before landing Sproles from the Saints.

According to Geoff Mosher, the Eagles called the Buffalo Bills about acquiring Spiller but were told there was no interest in such a deal being discussed.

Per CSNPhilly:

The Eagles contacted the Bills this offseason with hopes of trading for versatile Pro Bowl running back C.J. Spiller, according to two league sources familiar with the situation. The Bills weren’t interested in moving Spiller, both sources said, and talks never heightened into an offer.

It’s clear that Chip Kelly likes his speedy offensive weapons, but adding a starting caliber back in Spiller while also harboring an MVP candidate in LeSean McCoy is an interesting thing to ponder. McCoy is the starter, hands down, but this seems to mean his carries will be cut into this upcoming season.

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