Eagles Coveted Big-Time NFL Back
- Updated: April 14, 2014
The Philadelphia Eagles attempted to acquired Pro Bowl running back C.J. Spiller from the Buffalo Bills, according to NFL sources. The Bills weren’t very interested in the proposition so the Eagles’ approach went no further.
According to CSNPhilly:
The Eagles contacted the Bills this offseason with hopes of trading for versatile Pro Bowl running back C.J. Spiller, according to two league sources familiar with the situation. The Bills weren’t interested in moving Spiller, both sources said, and talks never heightened into an offer.
Philadelphia instead settled for Darren Sproles, who they acquired from the New Orleans Saints for a fifth round draft choice. Sproles is a versatile back who caught 71 pass last season, but his big-time running days are over.
Spiller was the ninth overall pick in the 2010 draft and gained 933 yards last season on 202 carries, averaging 4.6 yards per rush. Spiller also caught 33 balls for 185 yards.
Sproles makes for a nice booby prize…