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Breaking News: Saints Agree to Deal with C.J. Spiller


Sep 21, 2014; Orchard Park, NY, USA; Buffalo Bills running back C.J. Spiller (28) runs with the ball during the first half against the San Diego Chargers at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports

The New Orleans Saints are busy rebuilding their team to be competitive in the NFC for 2015 and have added another weapon to Drew Brees’ arsenal.

Former Bills running back C.J. Spiller agreed to a deal with the New Orleans Saints after a visit with the team. Details are still pending.

C.J. Spiller was not the most durable back in Buffalo only because he was asked to be the lead back. The Saints rotation in the backfield is a perfect situation for the versatile, speedy back out of Clemson.

Spiller is only 27 years old and still has few good years left before he begins to slow down. He averaged about 31 receptions and nearly 240 receiving yards a year with Buffalo.

The Saints will use Spiller much like they used Reggie Bush as a scat back when he was with the team. Spiller’s addition finally solidifies the Saints rotation at running back and their offensive philosophy (at least at the running back position) going into 2015.