C.J. Spiller getting healthy for chance with Chiefs
|2017-05-25 12:17:49.0- -||
Former Clemson standout C.J. Spiller signed a one-year deal with the Kansas City Chiefs during free agency back in February.
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. Spiller's speed and cutting ability have already been his signature traits as a football player, but those abilities haver been hampered because of injuries the last few years, but now he might be getting back to his former glory.
“Me and my trainer, we really worked on a lot of hip mobility, a lot of explosion, just trying to get back to how I felt comfortable before some of these injuries that kind of started taking place,” said Spiller via kansascity.com recently. “It’s been a while since I felt like this, the cutting, the running, all that.”
If he can regain some of his elusiveness, it could be a great landing spot for Spiller as the current running backs on the Chiefs' roster include starter Spencer Ware, backup Charcandrick West, and rookie Kareem Hunt. The team released oft-injured Jamaal Charles soon after Spiller's signing.
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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