Spiller: "I'm still the juice man"
|2017-08-08 09:28:59.0- -||
Former Clemson running back C.J. Spiller is getting acquainted at training camp with the Kansas City Chiefs after his signing back in late February.
During Saturday's practice, Spiller had an impressive 98-yard score on a simple swing pass out of the backfield while showing off his speed to everyone in attendance.
Spiller was asked by a reporter if he thought he had lost a step or two over the years.
"No, but that’s for everybody else to decide,” Spiller said via the Kansas City Star. “I know what I can still do. I know that I’m still the juice man.”
Spiller knows that he will have to fight for playing time regardless of what NFL team he plays for.
"There’s going to be competition wherever you go in the league,” Spiller said. "You can pay attention to the depth chart, but none of that stuff really matters because it’s a long season and you never know what can happen. The only thing you can control is the stuff you can control."
Spiller is currently running on the third-team behind running backs Spencer Ware and Charcandrick West with rookie Kareem Hunt also in the mix.
In 2016, Spiller has six carries for 18 yards with six receptions for 50 yards and a touchdown with short stints with the Jets and Seahawks after being cut by the Saints soon after the finish of training camp.
The Saints signed Spiller to a four-year, $16 million deal in 2015 as a free agent. He finished his injury-plagued 2015 NFL season with 36 carries for 112 yards and 34 catches (on 44 targets) for 239 yards and two receiving touchdowns.
For his NFL career, Spiller had 704 rushes for 3,451 yards with 12 rushing touchdowns and 4,867 yards from scrimmage and 20 total scores. In 2012, Spiller was named to the Pro Bowl as his most productive NFL seasons to date were with the Buffalo Bills. He was selected in the first round by them in 2010.
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