Buffalo Bills' C.J. Spiller Looking Comfortable At Receiver

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - OCTOBER 16: C.J. Spiller #28 of the Buffalo Bills runs the ball against Antrel Rolle #26 of the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium on October 16, 2011 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)

While Buffalo Bills receiver Donald Jones heals from a high ankle sprain - more on that in just a minute - the team will continue to rely on C.J. Spiller as a wide receiver.

We haven't talked about this much since the Bills' 27-24 loss to the New York Giants on Sunday, but now's the time: Spiller played almost exclusively at receiver in Week 6, and actually looked very sharp doing so. He finished the game with five receptions for 39 yards; that's hardly a jaw-dropping stat line, but he gave Buffalo's offense a speed dimension it had been sorely lacking all season - and did so while looking very comfortable and natural at a different position.

Spiller is filling on on the outside for Jones, the team's de facto deep threat that injured himself in Week 5 against Philadelphia. His high ankle sprain is expected to keep him out for at least a month, but news broke today that Jones is ahead of schedule in trying to get back into the lineup.

Bills head coach Chan Gailey has made it very clear that Spiller's role as a receiver is a short-term one, and that he's still considered a running back. Still, while Jones wraps up his rehab, it's going to be very interesting to see if Spiller can continue to improve in that capacity.

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