Spiller reaches agreement with the Saints


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Former Clemson running back CJ Spiller has agreed to a four-year contract with the New Orleans Saints on Friday worth $18 million with 9 million guaranteed according to multiple sources.

The Saints have re-signed running back Mark Ingram to a new four-year $16 million dollar contract but released veteran running back Pierre Thomas last week. The Saints view Spiller in the Darren Sproles play-maker role that they have had in the past.

Spiller rushed 668 times for 3,321 yards (5,550 all-purpose yards) and 12 touchdowns during his time with the Bills. During an injury-shortened 2014 season (broken collarbone), Spiller had 78 rushes for 300 yards and also had 19 catches for 125 yards and a touchdown. His best season came in 2012 when he had an impressive 1,703 total yards and a career-high 8 touchdowns. He was drafted by the Bills with the 9th overall pick in the 2010 NFL draft.

The Saints will have a crowded backfield with C.J. Spiller, Mark Ingram and Khiry Robinson each waiting their chance to tote the rock.

Other offseason running back transactions in the NFL include Shane Vereen to the Giants, Ryan Matthews and DeMarco Murray to the Eagles, Darren McFadden to the Cowboys and Frank Gore to the Colts.







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spacer Will he be the guy in NO?
CuTigers835®
spacer It'll be interesting
tiger_thom®
spacer Re: It'll be interesting
PenthouseTiger
spacer Spiller should get a lot of touches on the edge passing
old Slac Tiger
spacer I always thought the slot receiver position would make
76er®
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Dugatiger®
spacer For me, this is the lesser of two evils between the Cowboys
tigerteez
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sabletiger®
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deroberts
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djosey13®
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cumathgrad
spacer This puts CJ playing near Clemson twice a year
Coothater®
spacer Nah, not me
Kaplony
spacer Glad CJ is closer to home !***
argonaut1992®
spacer Crap, I hate having to pull for Clemson guys to lose.
Clemsnman®
spacer UGH! I hope he does well and the Saints still stink.***
TigersAndCubs
spacer I second that statement.***
Tiger5
spacer Oh well. He could've been great. He will be...
greene
spacer I think CJ could've been great in Dallas running behind
TigersAndCubs
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tigerpaw13®
spacer Best case for CJ: get and save $$$, play sparingly...
Xman1971
spacer If Ingram only got $4M a year, how much did CJ get?
TigerHawk76®
spacer I hope not, but he may have missed out by not taking 4.5M
CUTIGR69
spacer Good for CJ - way to go.
Tiger1955
spacer I think this is good for CJ
Bleedorange09
spacer About as good as it gets for CJ.
Caddie
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imacutiger12
spacer 4yr, $18MM, $9MM guarantee, $5mm signing***
Gwood Tiger
spacer Re: 4yr, $18MM, $9MM guarantee, $5mm signing***
1988NC
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Clemsontiger179812
spacer Does anyone else remember he holds an ncaa record for
Tickled Orange
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jsebe10®
spacer Congrats CJ. Two times a year is scary
CU1509®
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