C.J. Spiller listed as 4th string RB for Saints


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Former Clemson standout C.J. Spiller was listed as the fourth-team running back for the New Orleans Saints with their preseason depth chart that was released on Tuesday.

Mark Ingram, Tim Hightower, and Marcus Murphy were ahead of Spiller on the Saints' depth chart at running back.

The Saints' coaching staff could be using this as motivation for Spiller as he is actually battling Travaris Cadet and Daniel Lasco for the 4th running back slot. Realistically, the former Clemson great could be potentially released if he slides farther back in the running back rotation. However, I expect him to rise on the depth chart closer to the regular season as he regains some of his explosiveness back from previous injuries.

Spiller finished his disappointing injury-plagued 2015 season with 36 carries for 112 yards and 34 catches (on 44 targets) for 239 yards and two receiving touchdowns. For his NFL career with the Bills and Saints, Spiller has 704 rushes for 3,433 yards and 12 scores.

He signed a four-year, $16 million deal last offseason as a free agent.



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spacer FB Update: C.J. Spiller listed as 4th string RB for Saints
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spacer Re: FB Update: C.J. Spiller listed as 4th string RB for Saints
Anonymous08®
spacer Ron Cherry filled it out for them***
HumbleServant®
spacer Re: Ron Cherry filled it out for them***
Dantzler on the keeper
spacer RBs take the biggest pounding. Hopefully he has gas in the tank. I always thought he'd
Hi Cotton Tiger®
spacer I think his frequent, nagging injuries have thwarted
Smiling Tiger®
spacer Chan Gailey did a good job, CJ just couldn't stay healthy***
CM Shack
spacer Pretty sure I commented awhile back this would happen!
BrabbTiger22
spacer Spiller Needs A New Team ----
Xander5000
spacer so now it's Sean Patton's fault?***
CM Shack
spacer More than anything else, CJ needs to stay healthy ...
apextiger®
spacer agreed***
CM Shack
spacer Re: agreed***
uproar84®
spacer that would appear to be the case***
CM Shack
spacer Everyone said that when he was in Buffalo and everyone
TigersAndCubs
spacer Re: Spiller Needs A New Team ----
InletTiger15®
spacer didn't we say he needed new team when he was with the Bills
T_I_P
spacer He's getting close to not being on any team
tigertown0626
spacer Don't forget CJ was running for us his last year when he could have been in the NFL
Hi Cotton Tiger®
spacer At Running Back....Who Can Stay Healthy In The NFL? ----***
Xander5000
spacer remember his signing bonus? He won't go hungry anytime soon.
morris
spacer Sammy is the same way***
CM Shack
spacer the guy they traded when they drafted Spiller had a pretty
CM Shack
spacer This whole depth chart is absolute garbage
homeslice1479®
spacer Re: This whole depth chart is absolute garbage
raginranger
spacer Cue the "team doesn't know how to use him" crowd:
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