Just a day after agreeing to terms with CB Brandon Browner, the New Orleans Saints have officially signed free agent running back C.J. Spiller to a four-year deal worth $18 million with $9 million guaranteed and a $5 million signing bonus. The final year can be voided based on performance.
Again, Coach Sean Payton and GM Mickey Loomis worked their magic to bring another great player into the Big Easy. The reports began yesterday when the Saints were said to be eyeing Spiller. Now, a deal has been reached that will bring the dynamic running back’s talents to New Orleans via the Buffalo Bills.
This is how Saints players and their loyal fan base reacted:
Somewhat of a surprising move, the Saints could certainly use C.J. Spiller’s versatility in a change-of-pace role alongside the newly re-signed Mark Ingram. Replacing Pierre Thomas with a new pass-catching running back was certainly a priority with the return of Travaris Cadet highly unlikely.
Spiller is undoubtedly a talented running back — he’s speedy, explosive and versatile. However, due to subpar health and Fred Jackson in the mix in Buffalo, the Clemson product just never really lived up to his hype. That could very well change with the New Orleans Saints — players and fans should be excited to have him on their side.
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