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Eagles Coveted Big-Time NFL Back

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…

  • hotrod71

    This one is a head scratcher that means 1 of 2 things: 1. The eagles would be open to moving Shady, in which case there would be a riot at the novacare complex. 2. Kelly doesn’t like what he has behind Shady. IMO Brown, Polk and Tucker are talented RB’s, although I don’t like how Brown tries to break every run outside. Spiller would definitely be an upgrade but even teams that like to run don’t normally carry two pro-bowl caliber RB’s who should both be starting. Not in this day and age.