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

Bills 'seem eager' to expand CJ Spiller's role

The Buffalo Bills wanted to set up second-year quarterback E.J. Manuel to succeed, and did so by adding wide receiver Sammy Watkins in the draft. The Bills even moved up the board to get the former Clemson star.

The Bills have solid weapons already on their roster, like running back C.J. Spiller, and a report suggests that the Bills are exploring ways to expand their use of him.

From Buffalo Bills’ website:

Seeing Spiller fully healthy would’ve been enough for most, but just to see the dynamic weapon that he is coming out of the backfield and in space is still fun to watch even now in his fifth NFL season. Bobbing and weaving through would-be tacklers and back to cutting on a dime, the offensive coaches seem eager to expand the ways in which he’ll be used on the field this fall. To this point Spiller has proven more than capable in any and all situations.

Spiller is one of those true dual-threat running backs who can be just as effective catching the ball out of the backfield as they can be running it. The Bills coaches know this and are looking to expand his usage in their offense, but what does that mean exactly?

It probably means they want to get him into open space where he can do what he does best, make defenders miss. It might hurt his rushing statistics but it could boost the Bills’ offense.

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